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Hi everyone.
Welcome to The Ultimate Italian Pronunciation Guide.
In this lesson, you'll learn 9 Italian consonant sounds.
b, tʃ, k, d, f, g, dʒ, l, m
These consonant sounds are identical to the ones in English.
So if you know English, they should already be familiar to you.
Are you ready?
Then let's get started!
The first consonant is...
b
banca (bank)
Like the b sound in the English word buy.
b, b (slowly)
b, b (slowly)
The next consonant is...
ciao (hi, bye)
Like the ch sound in the English word chair.
tʃ, tʃ (slowly)
tʃ, tʃ (slowly)
The next consonant for this lesson is...
k
anche
Like the k sound in the English word kite.
k, k (slowly)
k, k (slowly)
The next consonant is...
d
dove (where)
Like the d sound in the English word dad.
d, d (slowly)
d, d (slowly)
The next consonant is...
f
fatto (fact)
Like the f sound in the English word find.
f, f (slowly)
f, f (slowly)
The next consonant is...
g
gatto (cat)
Like the g sound in the English word goggle.
g, g (slowly)
g, g (slowly)
The next consonant is...
magia (magic)
Like the j sound in the English word jump.
dʒ, dʒ (slowly)
dʒ, dʒ (slowly)
The next consonant is...
l
lato (side)
Like the l sound in the English word love.
l, l (slowly)
l, l (slowly)
The final consonant for this lesson is...
m
mano (hand)
Like the m sound in the English word mouse.
m, m (slowly)
m, m (slowly)
Well done! You just learned your first 9 Italian consonants.
b, tʃ, k, d, f, g, dʒ, l, m
In the next lesson, you'll learn 10 more consonant sounds that are identical to the ones in English.
Was seeing the pronunciation illustrations helpful? Please comment and share your thoughts.
See you in the next Ultimate Italian Pronunciation Guide lesson!

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Was seeing the pronunciation illustrations helpful?

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Monday at 12:14 AM
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Rayyan
Tuesday at 08:41 PM
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Excuse me, I have a problem, when I start the video, I see a Pick a Plan, How to remove it? :dissgusted:

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Wednesday at 10:23 AM
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Hi Luigi,


Grazie mille!

Thank you a lot!

I hope you'll enjoy the entire series :smile:


A presto,

Ofelia,

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Luigi
Monday at 12:12 AM
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Non ho davvero capito il vero significato di consonanti prima di studiare questa lezione. Grazie mille!

(I did not really understand the true meaning of consonants before studying this lesson. Thank you very much!)

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Monday at 01:19 PM
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Hi Harold Lindsay,


Grazie per la domanda. Thank you for the question.

Those symbols are from the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) and indicate specific sounds (which you can find in different languages), not specific Italian letters.


I hope this answer makes it clearer. Feel free to ask more, if you want!

Thank you,

Ofelia

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Harold Lindsay
Monday at 01:30 AM
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Can you explain where ts and d3 originated from? I have never seen these symbols.

Per favore si puo explicaré di dove viene ts e d3?