Spanish Pronounced Like English

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

The very easiest Spanish Pronunciations are Spanish words spelled like English and also pronounced like English.

These are also the very easiest Spanish words to take with you when you travel to Spain or Latin America.

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

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

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

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Spanish Words Spelled Like English And Pronounced Like English:

SPANISH [SAY LIKE ENGLISH]

banana -- [‘banana’]

bar (place) -- [‘bar’]

bikini -- [‘bikini’]

brandy -- [‘brandy’]

casino -- [‘casino’]

cilantro -- [‘cilantro’]

fax -- [‘fax’]

folk -- [‘folk’]

gas -- [‘gas’]

gay -- [‘gay’]

golf -- [‘golf’]

granola -- [‘granola’]

gratis -- [‘gratis’]

jazz -- [‘jazz’]

kilo -- [‘kilo’]

kiwi (fruit) -- [‘kiwi’]

mango -- [‘mango’]

minibar -- [‘minibar’]

no -- [‘no’]

papaya -- [‘papaya’]

paprika -- [‘paprika’]

pasta -- [‘pasta’]

patio -- [‘patio’]

piano -- [‘piano’]

pizza -- [‘pizza’]

pop (music) -- [‘pop’]

rap (music) -- [‘rap’]

tango -- [‘tango’]

taxi -- [‘taxi’]

taxis -- [‘taxis’]

tequila -- [‘tequila’]

whisky -- [‘whisky’]

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More Spanish Pronounced and Spelled Like English:

SPANISH PRONOUNCED LIKE ENGLISH, WITH ACCENT MARKS IN SPANISH

The acute accent mark [é] over a letter in Spanish usually indicates the syllable to be stressed in pronouncing the Spanish word.

ENGLISH -- SPANISH -- [SAY IN SPANISH]

America -- América -- [‘America’]

cafe / café -- café -- [‘cafe’]

camping -- cámping -- [‘camping’]

opera -- ópera -- [‘opera’]

oregano -- orégano -- [‘oregano’]

parking -- párking -- [‘parking’]

pizzeria -- pizzería -- [‘pizzeria’]

salon -- salón -- [‘salon’]

sandwich -- sándwich -- [‘sandwich’]

super (fuel) -- súper -- [‘super’]

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SPANISH PRONOUNCED LIKE ENGLISH BUT SPELLED DIFFERENT:


Spanish Words Pronounced Like English But Spelled Differently are more pronunciations that you already know from English that apply to Spanish.





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