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Spanish Vowels

This free audio lesson is all about Spanish vowels. Vowels in Spanish are pronounced differently from their English equivalents. The vowels a, e, and o are pronounced with a strong tone, while i and u are pronounced quite softly.

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Listen to the Spanish vowel sounds below. You can try repeating the vowel sound yourself.

a

ah

e

eh

i

ee

o

oh

u

oo

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Here are some examples of Spanish vowels in action. Press the play button, listen to each word and then record yourself!

The Spanish vowel "a"

Nada

Nothing

Cama

Bed

Encantada

Delighted

The Spanish vowel "e"

Leche

Milk

Café

Coffee

Edad

Age

The Spanish vowel "i"

Bonita

Pretty (female)

Señorita

Miss / Ms

Salir

To go out

The Spanish vowel "o"

Yo

I

Hola

Hello

Color

Color

The Spanish vowel "u"

Uno

1

Azúcar

Sugar

¡Ayuda!

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