In this lesson we are going to look at something that will help you to sound much more like a native Spanish speaker: how to join and correctly pronounce “Linking words”.
In spoken Spanish, when the last letter of one word is the same as the first letter of the next word, the two letters are joined together and pronounced as a single sound.
Let´s practice the pronunciation of some linking words together. I will first say the two words separated and afterwards I will link the same words together as I would speak in regular conversation.
If you would like to see the meaning of any words you are unsure of please see the lesson notes.
Listen and repeat:
¿Dónde está?: Where is it? Mis sombreros: My hats Va a Alicante: He goes to Alicante Es sábado: It is Saturday Con Nuria: With Nuria Son naranjas: They are orange Persona antipática: Unpleasant person Estudiante español: Spanish student Persona habladora: Chatty person Hermano orgulloso: Proud brother Cortinas sucias: Dirty curtains Revista aburrida: Boring magazine Pipas saladas: Salty seeds (sunflower seeds, popularly eaten in Spain) Primos segundos: Second cousins Sábana amarilla: Yellow sheet Es sevillana: She is from Seville Son novatos: They are inexperienced Amigas sicilianas: Friends from Sicily Libro olvidado: Forgotten book Comer rapido: to eat fast
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