Spanish Consonant

The Spanish letter Q is pronounced like the English letter K.

Por ejemplo

que   what
queso   cheese
quien   who
requeson   curd
biquini   bikini

To make the [kw] sound that the English Q makes, Spanish uses CU.

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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