Italian Consonants

Italian Consonants - Italian Consonants

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Italian Consonants The consonants not listed below ( b, f, m, n, v ) are pronounced as in English. The approximate English equivalents  are as follows: c  before  a o , and  u  is like the English  k . Italian / English casa   house fico   fig con   with Colesseo   Colosseum capo   head Cupido   Cupid cane   dog camera   camera caffè   coffee culla   cradle c  before  e  or  i  is like the English sound  ch  in  chest . Italian / English cena   supper voce   voice cibo   food concerto   concert aceto   vinegar cinema   cinema cipolla   onion facile   easy ch  (found only before  e  or  i ) is like the English  k . Italian / English che   that chimica   chemistry perché   because fichi   figs chilo   kilo chi   who chiuso   closed anche   also d  is somewhat more explosive than in English, with the tongue near the tip of the upper teeth but with no aspiration.
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Italian / English di   of data   date dove   where due   two denaro   money dodici   twelve donna   woman lunedì   Monday moda   fashion undici   eleven g  before  a o , and  u  is as in the English word  go . Italian / English
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