Unformatted text preview: same, so their instinct is to spell vivir or beber correctly because, in their minds, the first word still sounds like it begins with a v and the second word still sounds like it begins with a b . This pronunciation error is helpful with spelling, but until your b 's and v 's sound like some mixture of both, you'll have an English accent. One helpful point about the similarity of b and v in Spanish: Sometimes, it can be easy to recognize a word that is similar to English if you imagine the word with a v instead of a b, or vice versa. For example, the verb go b ernar means to go v ern....
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- Fall '09
- Spanish, uneducated Spanish speakers, sound. English speakers