In this activity you will learn how to pronounce the sounds /p/, /t/ and /k/ correctly in Spanish.
Language: The pronunciation of the sounds /p/, /t/ and /k/
In Spanish these sounds correspond to the following spellings.
|/p/||p||pasa, pera, pimiento, pulpo|
|/t/||t||tomate, patata, atún|
c (+ a, o, u)
qu (+ i, e)
Note that if you pronounce these sounds in Spanish whilst holding a piece of paper in front of your mouth, the paper should not move at all.
Listen to the following audio track and repeat the words and phrases, paying attention to the pronunciation of the letters ‘p’, ‘t’ and ‘c’. Then repeat the sentences, imitating the pronunciation of the speaker. You may wish to use the transcript.
Escucha y repite.
The following feature, Español de bolsillo, provides recordings of key phrases to help you with revision.