Dieresis: ü

Spanish dieresisIn Spanish, when the letter G precedes a U plus a hard vowel, the U and the vowel are both pronounced. In order to obtain this W sound in front of a soft vowel, the Ü comes into play.




Spanish letter eThe Spanish letter E is pronounced more or less like “ay” as in say or may, but without the “y” sound at the end.






Spanish letter hThe Spanish letter H is silent. When you see an H, pronounce the word as if it weren’t there.


Hard and Soft Vowels

Spanish hard and soft vowelsSpanish vowels are divided into two categories: hard and soft. Hard vowels (A, O, U) cause the consonant that precedes them to be pronounced with a hard sound, while soft vowels (E, I) are preceded by a soft sound.