Ok, you’ve been practicing vowels, consonants, and syllables so it’s time to practice a few words. Fear not! This won’t be a giant word list for you to memorize. In fact, the point of this exercise isn’t memorization, it’s pronunciation.
These are some simple words that will flow out of your mouth relatively easily now that you’ve come this far.
In this list, the English word is first, followed by the Spanish word followed by a very simple phonetic pronunciation aid. The pronunciation aid is designed to allow you to slowly emphasize the sounds in the words. We aren’t going to worry about word stress at this point.
Go slowly and emphasize each syllable until you can smoothly say each word.
(oh-lah) – Remember, the “h” is silent.
(noh) – It’s pronounced exactly the same as in English.