Exercises & Answers of Spanish Pronunciation

Consonants

Could you say how to pronounce the bold letters in the following sentence?

Diego dice que viene en dos minutos.

 Possible answers:
a) [d], [ɣ], [d], [v], [d]
b) [ð], [g], [ð], [b], [d]
c) [ð], [g], [d], [v], [ð]
d) [d], [ɣ], [ð], [b], [d]

Answer:

d) [d], [ɣ], [ð], [b], [d]

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Vowels

The vowel A sounds like:

Possible answers:
a) The A in father.
b) The A in cap.
c) The U in up.
d) None of them is correct.

Answer:

d) None of them is correct.

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Diphthongs

Choose the group of words which contains only diphthongs:

Possible answers:

a) abuelo, zoo, miel
b) puedo, viento, bahía
c) cien, ahumado, tiempo
d) viaje, soleado, pie

Answer:

a) abuelo, zoo, miel
b) puedo, viento, bahía
c) cien, ahumado, tiempo
d) viaje, soleado, pie

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Hiatus

Could you say how to pronounce the word huíais and why?

 Possible answers:
a) huí.ais
b) hu.í.ais
c) huí.a.is
d) hu.í.a.is

Answer:

b) hu.í.ais

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