Alphabet/Alfabeto. Part 1
The alphabet is the first step to get into a new language mood.
All my students say “c’mon Matteo! Alphabet is very easy, it is like the English one!”
I always reply: “can you spell the word ” macchina?” Most of the time, the spelling is definitively wrong. If you can master the alphabet in any language, 50% is done!
Let’s see some issues
Two consecutive vowels have separate sounds.
euro,buono, paese, aereo, lei.
Double consonants, here are 3 tricky couples:
How is their pronounciation?
words with no double should be pronounced with a long vowel and a soft consonants afterwards (PE__nA). About the couple “steso/stesso”the former has a “z” sound the latter one “ss” sounds as” South“.
Otherwords with double consonants that probably you heard:
bello mamma anno cappuccino pazzo nonno
Pay attention please! Here there is no “h” because it means “year”. Otherwise…
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