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The closest parallel that exists in English is the word [notranslate]million[/notranslate] as spoken...
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In reality, what's happening is that as you transition between the vowels on either side of the
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If it sounds to you like an odd mix between [notranslate]"l"[/notranslate] and [notranslate]"y"
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This sound, (known as the [a {6}]voiced palatal lateral approximant[/a] in linguistics) is one of th...
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[h3]4. [notranslate]Gli[/notranslate], as in [notranslate]figlio[/notranslate][/h3] There's another...
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So, this means that a word like [notranslate]"Giorno"[/notranslate] has two syllables [notranslate](...
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For English speakers, the most important thing to remember about the inclusion of the letter
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These sounds can also be used next to the vowels [notranslate]"a"[/notranslate], [notranslate]"o"
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In the International Phonetic Alphabet, these sounds are {15} and {16}. They are equivalent to the <...
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Quite simply, if the letters [notranslate]"c"[/notranslate] or [notranslate]"g"[/notranslate] are wr...
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[h3]3. [notranslate]"c"[/notranslate] as in [notranslate]"cena"[/notranslate] and [notranslate]"g"
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{14} Note that the sounds in the above words are identical to the hard [notranslate]"c"
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These hard [notranslate]"c"[/notranslate] and [notranslate]"g"[/notranslate] sounds exist when writt...
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For example: {13} {30} [notranslate]gubo[/notranslate] doesn’t exist in Italian
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Luckily, they follow similar patterns, so they're easy to adjust to once you know what to look for. ...
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This rarely happens in Italian, but there are four notable instances which can cause confusion for l...
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Speaking of the word [notranslate]"gnocchi"[/notranslate], it contains another letter combination th...
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So [notranslate]bagno[/notranslate], is pronounced like [notranslate]"ban" + "yo"[/notranslate], but...
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If that knowledge alone makes the sound stick for you, great! If not, here's a tip for pronouncing t...
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Listen to how the following words are pronounced: {10} If that sound sounds familiar to you at...
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Despite how it may seem, this pair of letters does not simply represent a [notranslate]"g"
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[h3]1. [notranslate]Gn[/notranslate], as in [notranslate]"gnocchi"[/notranslate][/h3] Fortunately f...
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Unfortunately, though, things aren't quite that simple, and this is where some of the most common pr...
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Additionally, the alphabet lacks any of the letters that do double-duty in the English alphabet, lik...
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The [notranslate][b]a[/b][/notranslate] sounds in [notranslate]c[b]a[/b]sa[/notranslate] are both pr...
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Or many sounds for the same letter symbol: {9} And so on. Italian, in the vast majority of ...
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Like [a {29} ]Spanish[/a], its sister language, Italian has a writing system that is extremely "clos...
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[h2]One Letter = One Sound? [/h2] One thing that makes Italian attractive to learners is that, gene...
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There are a few exceptions that, if you're not careful, can trip you up and make your speech sound u...
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{7} These eight words reveal an uncomfortable truth about [a {27} ]the Italian language[/a]: thou...
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