The letter g The letter g in Spanish behaves very much like the letter c in that the letter that follows the g determines how it is pronounced. The reason the g in “go” is pronounced differently than the g in “germ” is because there is a “hard g ” and a “soft g ” sound. In English and in Spanish, a g that is followed by e or i is generally soft, and any g that is followed by o, a, or u is hard. The pronunciation of the hard g is the same in both languages. The g in gato, gorila, or gusto sounds exactly like the g in “goal,” “gallant” or “gum.” As in English, if a Spanish g is followed by an e or i, it is pronounced soft. However, the soft g in Spanish sounds like the English letter h . The g in gemelo or gitano sounds like the English h in “home” or “head.”
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