El Alfabeto Completo


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A
 
tipo de sangre (sanguineous)
A positiva
shows that adjectives do NOT always come after nouns. This is the general rule rule.
B
 
tipo de sangre
B negativa
Context distinguishes between "b" and "v". Type "v" blood doesn't exist.
C
 
C-nota académica en los E.E.U.U.- A,B,C,D,F
D
 
D.F.
Departamento Federal
what the local people call Mexico City
E
 
E.E.U.U.
los Estados Unidos
double letters equal to pp. for "pages" in English
F
 
los frijoles
G
 
"Ge or Gi"-say hay or he;
Otherwise, say it normally.
H
 
la hacienda
el helado silent when spoken, but needed for spelling
I
 
IV-numeral romano
This is an oral class, but writing can be useful sometimes.
J
 
J.J.
Using initials as a names is an American habit.
K
 
vitamina K
L
 
LMN123
CONDADO MADISON
placa de matrícula
M
 
Miguel-
g, not gw.
Sometimes, transfer DOES work out well. M for "mediana" , M for "medium".
N
 
6N-la página del periódico Clarion Ledger
O
 
Rounded lips like a whistle, not puckered lips like a kiss
Often used in the U.S. instead of zero. You might need to mention this inconsistency.
P
 
plátano NOT a banana sweeter, greener, and more starchy
QU
 
"key" or "Kay" qui or que
R
 
peanut butter ridge motorboat sound purring cat sound shivering sound, as if you are cold
S
 
S.A.
Inc.
T
 
latequila, la tortilla
U
 
Uruguay oo in "boot" and "smooth"
bilingüe- dotted u="gw" sound
V
 
vocabulario
v, b- same sound
W
 
Wilfredo
does not always have to be a "v" sound,
sound comes from borrowed language
X
 
Dos Equis beer
Y
 
same value as i
Allison, Allyson
Voy a la izquierda. (I go to the left.)
Z
 
"s" sound in Spanish.
The "z" sound coming from an "s" confuses Spanish-speaking people because in a word like "possession", there's no logic about when to say an "s" sound and when to say a "z" sound.
LL
 
NEVER like a single 1
Don't say "llama". "Yama" is the right pronunciation.
CH
 
Nacho has four letters. It's a nickname for Ignatius.
Chuy is a short form of the name Jesús. They might choose another name, if they don't want to confuse people in the United States who don't think of Jesus as a common name.
RR
 
can make a difference in meaning carro caro (expensive car) pero, perro
-but, dog ferrocaril-railroad
Ñ
 
When you wish someone "Feliz Año Nuevo, say a clear "y" when pronouncing the ñ. "Ano" means anus. It's a common mistake that embarasses many people.
¿Cómo se deletrea?
 
hola
hache-oh-ele-ah
hacia atrás
 
phenomenal nal-menal-nomenal-phenomenal
¿Que quiere decir _tarjeta__?
 
Quiere decir "card".
¿Cómo se escribe "frijoles"?
 
frijoles
¿Qué dijo Jorge? Repita, por favor. ¿Cómo?
 
dictate
Huh?
¿Cómo se dice ___"card"_____?
 
"tarjeta"
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