When a Spanish word has two vowels side by side, various pronunciation issues come into play: syllable division, diphthongs, and hiatus. In terms of syllable division, Spanish vowels are divided into two categories: strong vowels and weak vowels. To pronounce Spanish correctly, you need to understand strong and weak vowels and how they affect pronunciation.
A Spanish sentence can have both a direct object and an indirect object pronoun. These “double object pronouns” cannot be separated, and the indirect pronoun always precedes the direct pronoun.
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The Spanish relative pronoun el cual usually means “who” or “whom” and has four different forms.
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Spain’s Christmas lottery is commonly known as El Gordo, because it’s the biggest jackpot in the country.
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A relative pronoun links a dependent/relative clause (i.e., a clause that cannot stand alone) to a main clause. The Spanish relative pronoun el que usually means “who” or “whom” and has four different forms.
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In both Spanish and English, there’s a lot of overlap between fractions and ordinals: the vast majority of these two types of numbers share the same word. In English, they are identical from “third” on up, while in Spanish they’re the same starting with cuarto.