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Silent Letters in English Words

Silent Letters in English Words Many languages contain words with silent letters, or letters that aren’t pronounced when the word is spoken, but English has more silent letters than almost any other language. More than half of all English words contain silent letters, at least when you include digraphs, or two letters that make up a single sound. This can …

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Silent Letters in English Words

Silent Letters in English Words Many languages contain words with silent letters, or letters that aren’t pronounced when the word is spoken, but English has more silent letters than almost any other language. More than half of all English words contain silent letters, at least when you include digraphs, or two letters that make up a single sound. This can …

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Indigenous Spanish

Indigenous Spanish Before the arrival of Europeans, America was a melting pot of languages and cultures. There were thousands of indigenous languages, and the language spoken by one tribe was often completely unrelated to the language spoken by the tribe living in the next valley. Most of these ancient languages and cultures are now extinct, but a handful of indigenous …

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A modern depiction of an Aztec emperor

Indigenous Spanish

Indigenous Spanish Before the arrival of Europeans, America was a melting pot of languages and cultures. There were thousands of indigenous languages, and the language spoken by one tribe was often completely unrelated to the language spoken by the tribe living in the next valley. Most of these ancient languages and cultures are now extinct, but a handful of indigenous …

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Spanish Cognate Words

Spanish Cognate Words

Spanish Cognate Words Spanish has similar linguistic roots to English, and newcomers to the language will quickly realise that many Spanish words sound almost the same as their English equivalents. This can make learning the language easier, but it can also lull students into a false sense of security, and even lead to some embarrassing faux pas. There are certain …

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Spanish Cognate Words

Spanish Cognate Words

Spanish Cognate Words Spanish has similar linguistic roots to English, and newcomers to the language will quickly realise that many Spanish words sound almost the same as their English equivalents. This can make learning the language easier, but it can also lull students into a false sense of security, and even lead to some embarrassing faux pas. There are certain …

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Different Types of Spanish

Different Types of Spanish

Different Types of Spanish Spanish has the second largest number of native speakers in the world, and is the official language in over twenty countries. A distinction is often made between the Spanish spoken in Latin America and the Spanish spoken in Spain, but the truth is that there are subtle differences in all the Spanish-speaking countries, as opposed to …

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Different Types of Spanish

Different Types of Spanish

Different Types of Spanish Spanish has the second largest number of native speakers in the world, and is the official language in over twenty countries. A distinction is often made between the Spanish spoken in Latin America and the Spanish spoken in Spain, but the truth is that there are subtle differences in all the Spanish-speaking countries, as opposed to …

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How to Pronounce R in Spanish

How to Pronounce R in Spanish Learn how to Pronounce r in Spanish. In this video we take a look at how to pronounce the r sound and present some examples to help beginners.   Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fluentfocus Twitter: https://twitter.com/fluentfocus In this video, we’re going to be talking about the pronunciation of the single R in Spanish. To give you guys …

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How to Pronounce R in Spanish

How to Pronounce R in Spanish Learn how to Pronounce r in Spanish. In this video we take a look at how to pronounce the r sound and present some examples to help beginners.   Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fluentfocus Twitter: https://twitter.com/fluentfocus In this video, we’re going to be talking about the pronunciation of the single R in Spanish. To give you guys …

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