Learning The Alphabet In Spanish w/ Dr. Danny Evans | The Language Tutor  * Lesson 1*

Learning The Alphabet In Spanish w/ Dr. Danny Evans | The Language Tutor * Lesson 1*


hola amigos bienvenidos a la clase de
español hi friends welcome to the language tutor I’m so glad you’re with
us today today’s lesson is one that’s gonna
really allow you to learn Spanish and sound like a native speaker yes you can
you see in other languages we have to learn the phonetics and we have to do
all kinds of adjustments and it’s a little bit tough in a lot of languages
to really start sounding like a native speaker but guess what in Spanish we
don’t have that problem you can really pay attention to what you’re saying and
you can start something like a native speaker it’s very easy and so today I’m
gonna teach you something that’s gonna allow you to lay a really good phonetic
foundation okay guys so today what I want to do is I want to just go through
the alphabet with you and I want to start by the vowel sounds here’s the
thing and in Spanish 90% of pronunciation in reading is knowing your
vowels and the great part is in English we have you know an a sounds like aah
sometimes it sounds like a sometimes it sounds like a sometimes we don’t have
that issue in Spanish and a has one sound an e has one sound every vowel has
one sound so we want to start with you really quick and just talk about those
vowel sounds so the letter A right here the letter A is always gonna sound like
ah it’s always gonna be hi if you ever hear anybody say something
with the AA sound you know that is the letter A it’ll never be different now
look at this this is letter E it’s pronounced ah yeah it’s like eh almost
in Spanish ah and the letter I you this is a little confusing sometimes because
the letter AI actually sounds like e II okay so any time you hear the sound e
it’s an eye I do want to go ahead and tell you that a Y we’ll talk about what
a Y is called in spanish in just a minute but in context if you’re reading
you see the letter Y it’s pronounced e also and it means and but other than
that pretty much an e sound it’s going to be an AI and don’t confuse E and the
letter E because remember ascends like a okay so so far a sounds like aah
sounds like a and I sounds like e now we come to the letter O and I have to tell
you something really important about the letter O because this is where we can
sound like non-native speakers okay when you’re saying the letter O in English we
do just what I just did we say o and we pull our lips together we you know they
do that rounding and so sometimes we’ll say hey what are we having for dinner
tacos and we pull those lips in that makes us not sound like it’s Spanish
speaker when we’re speaking Spanish so what we want to do is whore our mouth
straight and not move our lips and just simply say o try it just say oh okay and
that’s it same thing for you when we say u we want to pull those lips in don’t do
it just say ooh all right so really quick I
want to throw the vowels up one by one and you just say it out loud what you
think the vowels intellect oh here comes the a it’s ah you got it now the e a and
now the I remember it’s different okay it’s e okay good and we’re not gonna
confuse the E and the E the letter e all right now the oh oh right and then the U
is ooh all right great now let’s go through the whole Spanish
alphabet and I will tell you these are the names of the letters
okay so just remember sometimes we we don’t apply our rules in our way of
thinking to other languages but I want to just bring something to mind when
we’re talking about the alphabet now I’m telling you what those letters are
called okay so I’m telling you the names of the
actual letters so if you’re gonna spell something this would
be what you said but again in context we just use the letters as they’re used
here’s an example of what I’m talking about
you know if we spell the word baby in English we spell it be a B Y okay this
then those are the names of the letters B a B Y but in context I don’t say oh
that’s a really cute B a B Y right we we actually use the letters as they’re used
baby same thing so what I’m telling you today in the alphabet is the names are
the names of the letters okay here we go so we ought to learn the a which is aa
now a lot of the consonants go ahead and get this a sound in your mind the S
sound because a lot of those consonants are going to use that sound watch what
I’m talking about here we go the B is called bad bad and the C is called say
set and the D is called you’re probably guessing it already dad that now I want
to go ahead and tell you push that tongue forward a little bit day-day okay
we don’t want to put our tongue back here on that Ridge right behind our
teeth that goes up because that’s where we make the English D and that will
sound that’ll make us sound like a person trying to speak Spanish so push
your tongue forward a little bit and say de okay and then the e we already
learned is a and the F is fa fa now the G the G is going to be a little
different Spanish we’ll use it a lot the same as we do in English in context but
the G is actually I always tell my students how do you remember the letter
G is called because you always say this to him you always say hey all right so
the GTA a word with H in it don’t say the H there’s no breath sound or
anything it’s just silent so you just kind of ignore it but it is part of the
spelling so you want to be a good speller make sure it’s there if you’re
writing it but don’t say it the letter H I like to tell my students to sneeze it
it’s I check I check okay now let’s go to the I is e and the
J is breathed like our English H the letter is called Jota K is called God we
don’t use a lot of caves in Spanish but it is part of the alphabet now I’ll get
to the h i j k l we get to the L it is la la but now we’ve got a double L in
Spanish the double L sounds like yeah in a sentence so this word right here L L
AM a s is pronounced yah mas yah mas as in what’s your name
vamos a Hamas okay so that Double L sounds like that so the single L is
called la the double L is called a EA all right let’s move on to the M is
called you’re probably guessing it already
ma ma the N is called n may and may and again I want to push your tongue forward
a little bit because you know that our English n is back a little bit and so
you push your tongue forward a little bit and say n me now you have the end
this in and it’s got a little squiggly snake over the top of it
now first of all I won’t tell you that line is called the dealer day either day
that’s what that little snakey is called over it but when you have that over the
end it changes it from ma to NEA and yeh alright let’s look at a word would that
do with that letter in it here’s one tomorrow like I’ll see you tomorrow
mañana you say my Nana that’s the difference between the single n and in
with the tilde the end yeah all right that brings us to the oh which we’ve
already learned is all now let’s talk about the P really quick the P is simply
called pay but what I want you to do friends is this I want you to put your
hand in front of your mouth really quick and say the English word
Huff puff now when you say the word puff you’re gonna feel a puff of air on your
hand and that’s because when we do the English Erin it has that
breath sound to it so in Spanish what you want to do is try to take that air
away so put your lips together and go ahead and try it with me you put your
lips together like you’re gonna say the letter of P but then just use it as a
starting point and just say hey BAE try to take that air out and once you start
feeling a significantly less amount of air you’re getting really close you’re
gonna sound like a native speaker now let’s talk about the cue the letter Q is
called cool and then we get to the R let’s talk about the are really quick
the single are like it is in English does not exist in Spanish actually no
are in English sound that sound does not exist in Spanish so the single R right
here we call this a flap and what I want you to do is take your tongue and put it
right behind your teeth there and then move your tongue back until you feel
that ridge going up okay and then that is where you want your tongue to be when
you say the Spanish are and you’re gonna push air through and just flap your
tongue you’re gonna just kind of flap it against that part of your mouth and
that’s why we call it a flap now you a lot of my students come and they say I
can’t really do that Spanish are and I say yes you can because you do it all
the time I’m gonna give you an example right now I want you to say this word in
English and I want you to think I want you to pay attention where your tongue
is say the word butter butter just tried a couple times butter where’s
your tongue exactly where I just told you a minute ago right you’re doing the
Spanish are right there you didn’t even realize it
that’s the Spanish are all right so let’s put a word on the screen here PE r
oh this is the conjunction but I want to go but I can’t okay so bu T in Spanish
let’s stay together now first of all we’re gonna do that P we’re gonna take
the air out of it right so take the air out use the e sound remember it all YZ
sound like a all o sound like all we’re not gonna round our lips and we’re just
simply going to say this not try it all together battle battle battle
there you go take the air out flap your are and you’re sounding like a native
speaker very good now let’s talk about the
double heart the double r is gonna be what we call a trio which is a little
unit real it like that with your tongue so PE RR oh now this word we add an R it
means dog let’s try this one take the air out do
your vowel sounds trill it and say this Pedro Pedro Pedro there you go
I bet you’re selling just like a native speaker already alright let’s move on
we’ve talked about the ours now let’s get those last few letters the S you can
probably already guess si it’s got those same s sound si the T I want you to take
your tongue and put it forward a little bit and again take the air out of it
okay hey hey now the U is ooh we learned that already now the V and the W I want
to tell you about those it depends on what country you’re in really some
people learn for the V they’ll say that and some people learn who they it really
depends on where you are so it’s best to know that you can either say this that
our move a and when you get to another country you’ll pick up on which one
they’re using okay the W also has two ways to say it
there’s Doble woo and dog lay their dog leg I bet you can guess means double so
dog Levay if I can say the double V or dog level W all right now the X is
simply called a keys the Y is called agree agra agra agra and that literally
means the I Greek that’s what you’re saying
alright and then finally we’re at the end Z is SATA alright so I want you to
practice that alphabet just keep going over it and just keep practicing and
saying those letters while you’re driving in your car or whatever you’re
doing watching TV practice that alphabet Prince thanks for watching the language
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37 thoughts on “Learning The Alphabet In Spanish w/ Dr. Danny Evans | The Language Tutor * Lesson 1*”

  1. Hello Mr. Evans. Been a fan since discovering your Spanish videos on AIB. You make learning Spanish easy to comprehend and fun. Please keep the Spanish lessons coming because, with each new lesson, Spanish fluency becomes more obtainable 🙂

  2. Hi Dr Evans. I used to listen to you on AIB – so happy that you have your own channel now. Please add a donate button. Also, would you please explain when to capitalise in Spanish?

  3. Holy moly! The example you made about how we do a thing with our mouth when we say butter to pronounce a Spanish r has helped me roll my R's. Good example!

  4. I really enjoyed your explanations and pronunciation of the alphabet. I watched it several times. Very helpful. Would it be possible for you to just to say the alphabet from A to Z, similar to how we do it in primary grades when we are learning it. You don’t have to sing it, but you can if you want 😀.

  5. This is the story how I fell in love with my spanish teacher. Hope he loves me back.

    Tú eres mi amor dr. Danny Evans

  6. where i am from we call y eye and we dont have Ll or Rr, they were removed but when we did, Ll was doble ele, and Rr was doble erre . we do still have have Ch (che) in our alphabet, A B C Ch D…

    it really does depends where you are from. but its all the same

  7. thank you very much for your great lessons,I just start learning spanish ,your lessons make it easy to continue to study.And by the way ,I can't pronounce 'r'now,I replace it with 'l'sound,is that ok?

  8. Dr, Danny.. I used to listen to you on AIB, and now you have a cannel… That's amazing!
    You're my favorite teacher
    You helped me a lot with Spanish.. Thank you 💕

  9. Some love and respect from Pakistan 🇵🇰 really I'm enjoying it i hope that I'll learn Spanish Language from you sir i like you ..! ❤️ You are my new teacher ! Maybe I'm gonna give you 100 subscribers free ! I'll do it for you sir !

  10. This is my first time watching your videos, and based on your brilliant teaching method, I thought that you have tens of thousands of subscribers. I wish you all the best (: .

    Keep the great job please.

  11. Thanks for the videos. What would be great is a video going over all possible conjugations of a verb and then prioritising the most used in detail (e.g. those used 95% of the time). Also a video showing patterns within the irregular verbs. Might be a few videos!

  12. Hello Mr.Evans i will start learning Spanish with your videos but i can't decide where should i start your AIB videos or this channel ?

  13. YOU are a good teacher; learning Spanish for me is a little easier than most since I speak French and the pronunciations are quite similar.

  14. Hi Danny. I'm really glad I found your channel. I'm going to be moving to Panama with my family and learning Spanish is a must. Some of my children are learning via Duolingo, but I think I'll outstrip them doing your course….:) Many Thanks.

  15. Hey Dr. Evans! I just want you to know that I have been studying Spanish with your videos for four weeks now! After finishing your videos on AIB, I was so excited to see that you have your own channel with new videos. I do 1-2 videos a day and now I am going back to the basics to review. Thank you so much!

  16. I't's been 4 months for me trying to make the correct "RR" sound…and I've finally given up…That noise will never come out of my mouth. Oh well. 🙁

  17. I was watching and write down all of your videos at AIB and thnx to a comment i noticed that you opened your own chanel 🤗 You are the best teacher congratulations only you are helping me to learn this language and making it so easy ..Respect Mr.Evans 🥇🤗 I am so happy 👏👏👏

  18. sir thank you for your videos, your energy and teaching tactics are amazing. I realize that I am learning real Spanish stuffs. Please, keep the videos coming and I one hundred percent sure you will gain thousands subscribers.

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