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Spanish Consonants

 

Alphabet Spanish Meaning  
 Notes
      b boda wedding Like the English "b"
  bici bicycle 
      v vino wine Also like the English "b"
  vida life 
      c casa house Like the English "k" before "a", "o" and "u
  coche car 
       
 cuchara
 spoon 
      c
 cenar dinner  Like the English "th" before "e" and "i"
        cervicio toilet Like the "oo" in pool
  cine cinema 
     ch
 leche milk Like "ch" in "chocolate"
  chocolate chocolate 
      d
 donde where Like the English "d"
  domicilio house 
      f
 familia family Like the English "f"
  farmacia pharmacy 
      g
 gente people Like the Spanish "j" if before "e" and "i"
  gitano gypsy 
      g
 agua water Like the English "g" if before "a", "o" and "u"  like in gag and goal
  gordo fat 
  gamba prawn 
      h
 hombre man Always silent
  helado ice cream
 
  habitación room 
       j
 jamón ham Strong guttural sound similar to the "ch" in the Scottish "loch"
  mujer woman 
  jarafa giraffe 
  rojo/roja red 
  jueves Thursday 
      k
 kilo kilo Like the English "k", it is very uncommon
  karate karate 
      l
 lavabowash basin
 Like the English "l"
  libro book 
      ll calle street Like "y" in Yes or like "ll" in million
  paella paella 
  botella bottle 
  tortilla omelette 
  llave key 
  lleno full 
     m
 mano hand Like the English "m"
  maleta suitcase 
      n
 nada nothing Like the English "n"
  norte north 
      ñ
  España  Spain Like the "ni" in "onion"
  señor Mr 
      p
 padre father Like the English "p"
  pasaporte passport 
      q
 queso cheese Like the English "k" in "pick"
  quien  who 
      r
 pero but Normal "r" between 2 vowels
  caro expensive 
      r
 flor flower Normal "r" at the end of a word
  amor love 
      rico rich Said as "rr" at the beginning of a word
  rojo red 
      honrado honest Pronounced as "rr" after l, n, s
      rr
 perro dog Like the English "r" but very strong
  guitarra guitar 
      s
 sal salt Like the English "s"
  semana week 
      t     
 tren train Similar to the English "t"
  turista tourist 
      w
 whisky whisky Like the English "w"
  wifi Wi-Fi 
      x
 extra extra Similar to the English "x" but it has a "ks" sound
  extremo end 
      z
 zapato shoe Like "th" in "thing"
  zumo juice 
  cerveza beer 

 

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