Spanish Consonant

In Spanish, CH is considered a single letter.* It’s pronounced like the ch in the English words "chat" and "chess."

Por ejemplo…

chico   youngster
ocho   eight
mucho   a lot
fecha   date

* It's very important to be aware of this when looking something up in a Spanish dictionary. The CH section is between the C and D sections. For example, chico is located after como, ocho follows octubre, etc.

Also see lessons on C and H

Please note that this explanation is only a guideline for the Spanish that I know, which is Castilian Spanish. There are many regional variations in Spanish pronunciation.

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