Examples of Spanish vowel pronunciation

 

Letter

Explanation

Example Spanish words

A

Sounds like the ‘u’ in ‘umbrella’.

amar (to love)

amarillo (yellow)

E

Short e, like in ‘egg’.

cerveza (beer)

ego (ego)

I

Short i, like in ‘in’.

iris (iris)

intenso (intense)

O

Short o, like in ‘on’ or ‘orange’.

olor (odour/smell)

hola (hi/hello)

 

U

Sounds like the ‘oo’ in ‘book’.

uno (one)

usual (usual)

 

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