Spanish Consonant

In Spain, the letter Y is pronounced like the English Y in "yes." In Latin America, it is quite different – learn more.

Por ejemplo

Y   Y
yo   I
yogur   yogurt
mayo   mayo
desayuno   breakfast

The only exception is when it’s the word y, meaning "and."

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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