This is the third lesson in our analysis of Spanish “Linking words”. I hope you are getting the hang now of how to link words together. In this lesson we will look at another combination that gets linked in spoken Spanish.
When a word that ends in a consonant is followed by a word that begins with a vowel the final consonant is linked together with the initial vowel sound.
Let´s practice together the pronunciation of some linking words which end with a consonant 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:
El abuelo: the grandfather Mis hermanos: my brothers Sus amigos: his friends Un italiano: an Italian Amigos íntimos: close friends Nariz enorme: huge nose Tractor amarillo: yellow tractor Señor enfadado: angry man Hermanos y amigos: brothers and friends Pequeños inventos: small inventions Grandes escritores: great writers Huevos escalfados: poached eggs Patatas asadas: roasted potatoes Muñecas enanas: tiny dolls Manos unidas: joined hands Animal herbívoro: herbivorous animal Chalet adosado: detached house Televisión española: Spanish TV Deportes arriesgados: risky sports Dibujos animados: cartoons
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