English Pronounced Like Spanish

English Pronounced Like Spanish provides the easiest introduction to the pronunciation of English words.

The very easiest English Pronunciations are English words spelled like Spanish and also pronounced like Spanish, as listed below.

These are also the very easiest English words to take with you when you travel to an English-speaking country.

Some of the following Spanish words spelled like English are recently borrowed from English, like ‘computer’. Some others have been borrowed by both English and Spanish from other languages, like ‘café’ from French.

In the following pronunciation guide, English words pronounced like Spanish are enclosed in single quotation marks, as in: bar [‘bar’].

To keep English pronunciation easiest, English words are shown to have a similar pronunciation to Spanish if the stress is on the same syllable, and the letters are pronounced enough alike that English people will probably understand what you mean if you pronounce those words as you do in Spanish. You may merely sound like you have a ‘Spanish accent’ in English.

Later you can listen to how English people pronounce these words, and try to mimic any small differences in pronunciation to make them sound more authentically English. For example, the letter –i- in English is usually pronounced ‘ih-‘ [rather than ‘-ee-’ as in Spanish]


English Spelled Like Spanish And Pronounced Like Spanish:


America -- [‘América’]

banana -- [‘banana’]

bar (place) -- [‘bar’]

bikini -- [‘bikini’]

brandy -- [‘brandy’]

café -- [‘café’]

camping -- [‘cámping’]

canal -- [‘canal’]

casino -- [‘casino’]

cilantro -- [‘cilantro’]

control -- [‘control’]

diploma -- [‘diploma’]

embargo -- [‘embargo’]

extra -- [‘extra’]

fax -- [‘fax’]

folk -- [‘folk’]

fórmula (for baby) -- [‘formula’]

gas -- [‘gas’]

gay -- [‘gay’]

golf -- [‘golf’]

granola -- [‘granola’]

gratis -- [‘gratis’]

jazz -- [‘jazz’]

kilo -- [‘kilo’]

kiwi (fruit) -- [‘kiwi’]

mango -- [‘mango’]

minibar -- [‘minibar’]

mosquito -- [‘mosquito’]

no -- [‘no’]

opera -- [‘ópera’]

oregano -- [‘orégano’]

papaya -- [‘papaya’]

paprika -- [‘paprika’]

parking -- [‘párking’]

pasta -- [‘pasta’]

patio -- [‘patio’]

peninsula -- [‘peninsula’]

piano -- [‘piano’]

pizza -- [‘pizza’]

pizzeria -- [‘pizzería’]

plan -- [‘plan’]

pop (music) -- [‘pop’]

propaganda -- [‘propaganda’]

radio -- [‘radio’]

rap (music) -- [‘rap’]

revolver -- [‘revolver’]

salon -- [‘salón’]

sandwich -- [‘sándwich’]

super (fuel) -- [‘súper’]

tango -- [‘tango’]

taxi -- [‘taxi’]

taxis -- [‘taxis’]

tequila -- [‘tequila’]

whisky -- [‘whisky’]



After English words spelled like Spanish and also pronounced like Spanish, the next easiest English pronunciations are English words pronounced like Spanish but spelled differently than Spanish.

English words pronounced like Spanish but spelled differently are more pronunciations that you already know from Spanish that apply to English.

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