The first thing we learn when we study a foreign language is the alphabet – perfect, now we can spell words but… can you pronounce those words accurately?
This is something funny. We learn languages to speak not to spell! However, very few of us learn how to produce the sounds of the target language.
You probably heard that, in Spanish, we pronounce the words as we spell them.
It’s a lie.
Some people may disagree and will say «Spanish is a phonetic language» -and they’re quite right. Nonetheless, less than half of the letters of the Spanish alphabet are always pronounced the way they’re written.