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Beginners’ Spanish: food and drink
Beginners’ Spanish: food and drink

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Actividad 3

In this activity you will learn how to pronounce the sounds /p/, /t/ and /k/ correctly in Spanish.

A

Listen to the following audio track and repeat the following words.

Escucha y repite.

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pescado • carne • cordero • cuarto de kilo • charcutería • cosita • cuánto

Language: The pronunciation of the sounds /p/, /t/ and /k/

In Spanish these sounds correspond to the following spellings.

SoundSpellingExamples
/p/ppasa, pera, pimiento, pulpo
/t/ttomate, patata, atún
/k/

c (+ a, o, u)

qu (+ i, e)

k

casa, poco

quien, queso

kilo

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.

B

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.

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