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