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Teaching Spanish pronunciation
Teaching Spanish pronunciation

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1 Stops (oclusivas)

Both Spanish and English have two series of stops (also known as plosives); voiceless stops /p t k/ and voiced stops /b d g/. However, the actual phonetic realisation of these consonants is very different in the two languages.

  • Spanish voiceless stops are realised without aspiration. The difference is very noticeable in utterance-initial position. 
  • Spanish voiced stops are often realised as approximants.