Italian Pronunciation - Lesson 5
Syllabication and Double ConsonantsAfter this class you should;
be able to correctly pronounce Italian words in regards to syllabication and double consonants .
Syllabication and Double Consonants
Italian Syllabication and Double ConsonantsYou will find more often than not that syllables in Italian are divided as follows:
Sono (So_no) Sette (Set_te) Perche (Per_che)
When you see double consonants, pronounce both as follows:
Otto (sounds like Oht-toh)
basic online exercise
|Printable vocabulary list|
Printable large flash cards (English Side)
Printable large flash cards (Italian Side)
You can learn more about Italian syllabication and double consonants on these pages of the following books.
Pages 4 - 5 (page #'s may vary as I have an older edition) of "Ciao" by Carla Federici & Carla Larese Riga, copyright 1986.
If you do not own these books, don't worry, it is not mandatory that you do unless you were instructed to buy them at the beginning of the class. However, they can be very useful in a lot of ways and if you would like to know more about these books and where to buy them, simply go to our online bookstore or quicker yet, just click on the appropriate book below.
Did you know? - A bit of Italian Trivia"Anyone Can Learn Italian
Myth: Italian is more difficult than English
Reality: In fact, research shows that it's easier to learn Italian. Beyond the scientific reasons, though, as a child no one knows any better when learning to speak their native tongue. One way around the frustration when learning Italian is to remember that everyone was a beginner at one time. Children laugh and enjoy speaking and singing nonsense words for the sheer joy of hearing themselves. As the Italian proverb says, "Sbagliando .....""
This information about Italian obtained from Top 10 Myths About Learning Italian
Have you heard? - Some good Italian MusicOk, ok, I know, it's a bit of a boy band but it is a beautiful song none the less and it is in Italian and they articulate well so listen a few times and then read along with it and check out the pronunciation!
great songs are available on --->
Here are the song's lyrics,
read along while you listen to L'Amore and listen to his pronunciation of the words you see!
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