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The Spanish “CH” is considered a separate letter with its own distinct sound.

The Spanish “CH” is quite easy for English speakers as it is basically the same sound as the English “CH” found in words such as “church” or “chapter.”

In English, the “CH” can be pronounced in other ways such as with “Architect” or “Echo” where it sounds more like a “K” or hard “C”, but the Spanish “CH” is always pronounced in the same way.

I will now give you some examples of Spanish words featuring the “CH” and I would like you to repeat each word after me paying attention to the distinct “CH” sound. If you would like to see the meaning of any words you are unsure of please see the lesson notes.

Listen and repeat:

Chico: boy
Mucho: much, a lot
Charla: chat
Macho: male
China: China
Capricho: treat
Salchicha: sausage
Cuchara: spoon
Chándal: track suit
Coche: car
Chepa: hump
Chalado: crazy
Chuleta: chop
Leche: milk
Chocolate: chocolate
Chocar: to crash
Chulo: cocky
Chufa: tiger nut
Chupar: to suck
Chiquitín: small

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