letters ~ H and sometimes U
Figuring out how to pronounce a new Spanish word is fairly easy, because
there are consistent rules about how to pronounce each letter, and only two
The letter H is always silent - the word is pronounced as if the h weren't
there at all.
(However, note that, as in English, CH is a
different sound than
The letter U is sometimes silent in Spanish, but it has a purpose. When a U
is preceded by G and followed by the soft vowels E
or I, the letter U is silent.
For a U followed by E or I to be pronounced, you need a
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