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Hi everyone.
Welcome to The Ultimate Italian Pronunciation Guide.
In this lesson, you'll learn 10 Italian consonant sounds.
n, ŋ, p, s, ʃ, t, v, w, j, z
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...
n
nuovo (new)
Like the n sound in the English word nice.
n, n (slowly)
n, n (slowly)
The next consonant is...
ŋ
anche (too)
Like the ng sound in the English word sing.
ŋ, ŋ (slowly)
ŋ, ŋ (slowly)
The next consonant is...
p
primo (first)
Like the p sound in the English word p.
p, p (slowly)
p, p (slowly)
The next consonant is...
s
sole (sun)
Like the s sound in the English word see.
s, s (slowly)
s, s (slowly)
The next consonant is...
ʃ
scena (scene)
Like the sh sound in the English word shy.
ʃ, ʃ (slowly)
ʃ, ʃ (slowly)
The next consonant is...
t
tavolo (table)
Like the t sound in the English word take.
t, t (slowly)
t, t (slowly)
The next consonant is...
v
vaso (vase)
Like the v sound in the English word vanish.
v, v (slowly)
v, v (slowly)
The next consonant is...
w
uovo (egg)
Like the w sound in the English word win.
w, w (slowly)
w, w (slowly)
The next consonant is...
j
ieri (yesterday)
Like the y sound in the English word you.
j, j (slowly)
j, j (slowly)
The final consonant for this lesson is...
z
asma (asthma)
Like the z sound in the English word zebra.
z, z (slowly)
z, z (slowly)
Well done! You just learned another 10 Italian consonants.
n, ŋ, p, s, ʃ, t, v, w, j, z
In the next lesson, you'll learn 3 new consonant sounds. These sounds don't appear in English, so they'll be trickier than the last lot.
Were there more common sounds than you expected? Please comment and share your thoughts.
See you in the next Ultimate Italian Pronunciation Guide lesson!

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Were there more common sounds than you expected?

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Tuesday at 03:41 PM
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Hi Nathaly,


We usually published them on Friday, but the production process may delay a little :sob:

Sorry for the inconvenience, but soon we will deliver all the 10 lessons!


Thank you,

Ofelia

Team ItalianPod101.com

Nathaly
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