What does Z sound like in Spanish?
The letter z in Spanish is pronounced like the s in the English word sun by speakers of Latin American Spanish. The letter z in Spanish is pronounced like the th in the English word thing by most speakers of Castilian Spanish.
Why is Z pronounced th in Spanish?
Because it is their language and they can do whatever they want with it. In Spanish from Spain (in other words, the original Spanish, meaning nothing more but nothing less than the first Spanish that ever was), the “Z” is pronounced exactly the same way as “TH” in the English word “THINK”.
How do you pronounce C and Z in Spanish?
Pronunciation of letters “c” and “z” In Spanish, the letter c when accompanied by the vowels “a, o, u” is pronounced as “k”. When it is accompanied by the vowels “e, i” it is pronounced in two different forms: In Latin America it is pronounced as an “s”, in Spain it is pronounced as “th” as in the word “thief.
How do you pronounce S and Z in Spanish?
Pronunciation of letters “s” and “z“
In Spanish, the letter s is pronounced exactly as in English. The letter z is pronounced the same, as an “s” in Latin America, however in Spain it is pronounced similar to “th” as in the word “thin”.
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How do you read Z in Spanish?
The Spanish letter Z is pronounced like the soft C (the letter C in front of E and I); that is, it is pronounced like a TH (in Spain)* or an S (in Latin America). * This is what you will hear in the sound files. Note: The letter Z can never precede an E or an I in Spanish; it is replaced by the letter C.
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