PATTERNS OF PRONUNCIATION
English, as in any language, has its particularities when it is pronounced, so it is not uncommon to count some PATRONS, which if we take them into account when learning the language will help us to have a mastery of the language with greater property.
Am I fluent?
We can only answer if, if we meet one of these requirements:
If we have an easy flow of words. Native sound
Yes, English is my second language
Words ending in “d” “t” followed by “y” pronounced “CHTIU”
Would you(Podrías) (pronounced WOULDCHTIU)
Could... you...(Podrías)(pronounced COULDCHTIU)
Want you (te quiero) (pronounced WANTCHTIU)
Next you (el siguiente) (pronounced NEXTCHTIU)
Last year(el año pasado) (pronounced LASTCHTEAR)
*Today, I want you to... write
* Hoy, quiero que ... escribas
The set of letters GH can have 3 sound options:
* If it is at the end of the word or in the middle followed by other letters it has no sound, it is like the silent Latin H.
* That is at the beginning of a word, usually pronounced as the cat G.
* There are few that sound like an F, usually these have the GH at the end
Eight Pronounced as EIT
Daughter Pronounced as DAUTER
Sigh Pronounced as SAI
Dough is pronounced as DOU
* A daughter is a daughter for life
Una hija es hija de por vida
Ghost pronounced as GOST
Ghoul is pronounced as GOUL
Ghetto Pronounced like GUERO
Ghastly Pronounced as GASLY
* A ghost haunts that house.
Un fantasma ronda por esa casa.
Rough Pronounced as ROUF
Laugh Pronounced as LAUF
Cough Pronounced as COUF
Enough Pronounced as ENOF
Tough Pronounced TOF
Trough Pronounced as TROUF
* Your laugh is very loud.
Tu risa es bien ruidosa.