Let’s continue our look at how to sound more like a native Spanish speaker by joining and correctly pronouncing “Linking words”.
In spoken Spanish, when a word that ends in a vowel is followed by a word that begins with a vowel the two vowels are linked together to form one syllable, even if they are different.
Let´s practice together the pronunciation of some linking words which end and start with a vowel. 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:
Mi amigo: my friend Tu hermana: your sister Chica inteligente: clever girl Libro interesante: interesting book Hombre amable: kind man Señora española: Spanish lady Calle ancha: wide street Niño espabilado: bright boy Bebé activo: active baby Primo hermano: first cousin Perro abandonado: abandoned dog Amigo imaginario: imaginary friend Empresa italiana: Italian company Cerveza inglesa: English beer Piso amueblado: furnished flat Carretera estrecha: narrow road Libro abierto: opened book Viaje importante: important trip Vida ideal: ideal life Sofá incómodo: uncomfortable sofa
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