Spanish Letter Combination
In Spanish, the letters cu plus a vowel make a [kw] sound like the English Q.
|de acuerdo||in agreement|
|cuánto cuesta||how much (does it) cost|
Note that cu + consonant is simply pronounced [koo]:
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.