Spanish pronunciation

Improve your Spanish pronunciation with these free audio lessons. Rocket Languages has discovered a new way to make Spanish pronunciation easy. Use our brand-new voice recognition tool to master your Spanish pronunciation today!

Before you start your Rocket Spanish adventure, read on to find out how we’re going to help you master Spanish pronunciation in no time…

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As hard as you try, without helpful feedback your Spanish pronunciation is never going to be the same as a native Spanish speaker’s. If you've found it difficult to perfect the way you say Spanish words and phrases, Rocket Languages voice recognition software will help you. 
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How to pronounce the Spanish alphabet

Spanish pronunciation tips:

Lucky for you, Spanish pronunciation isn’t difficult. You can form almost every sound in Spanish using the English sounds that you already know. Look at the Spanish alphabet below. See if you can pick out the letter that does NOT occur in the English alphabet:
a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, ñ, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z
If you said ñ, you’d be right! ñ is pronounced like an “n” followed by “yay” (en-yay)

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More helpful pronunciation tips!
  • ll is often pronounced like a y, as in “yo-yo”. (Please note that this sound is difficult to pin down, as it is pronounced in a variety of ways around Latin America.)
  • rr is pronounced by trilling the r sound. Think of a purring cat!
We explain everything you need to know about Spanish pronunciation in the Rocket Spanish Premium course. Let’s get you started with these free audio lessons…

Most viewed Spanish pronunciation lessons

Ready to learn some different greetings in Spanish? This free lesson will add tons of useful phrases to your Spanish language survival kit. You’ll learn how to say hello and goodbye at different times of day, and ask people how they are and what they’ve been up to. Just as importantly, you’ll practice some ways to reply when people ask you!
This free audio lesson is full of basic Spanish phrases that will help you blend in with the locals! Just a few minutes with the Rocket Spanish team and you'll have a range of common Spanish expressions to use when socializing with Spanish people.
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Need to make a reservation in Spanish? By the end of the lesson you’ll know the Spanish words for different types of accommodation, the facilities on offer, and the kind of room you need. Whether you’re traveling to a Spanish-speaking country on vacation or business, don’t leave home without Rocket Spanish!
Do you know the Spanish words for days of the week? After this free audio lesson you’ll be able to make plans with your Spanish-speaking family, friends, or colleagues. The Rocket Spanish team will also help you to understand their instructions, so you arrive on the right day at the right time!
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