Hola (Hi). to Spanish 1A

Some Things You Will Learn at First

You will have to learn it differently from the way you learned English as a little child.

You will learn different sounds, but mostly, they are easy:
a
sounds like "ah" as in "mama"
e
sounds like "eh" as in "pet."
i sounds like "ee" as in "see"
o sounds like "o" as in "okay."
u sounds like "oo" as in "too"





There are a few other special sounds...


like: “h” – which has no sound (silent) ( Hola, hotel)

“j” – which sounds like “h” as in “hot.” (José, jalapeño)
“ll” – which sounds like “y”as in “yes” (llamo, llamas)
“qué- which sounds like “keh” as in “Okay.” (Qué día es hoy-What day is it today.)

(There are more, but we will get to them later....


You can be practicing these for now.)


You will also - in this first chapter...

learn- in addition to learning the numbers.

This will take practice, but I will help you, and you can help each other.