wikiHow to Say the Colors in Spanish

Below is how to say some basic colors in Spanish. Spanish can be difficult to learn, especially if you already know another language, but with lots of practice, you could perfect it.

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    Tips for pronouncing vowels.
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    A always, always, ALWAYS must sound as in the words fat, hat.
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    E sounds like e in the words elephant, em (letter m), lEtter (as in the capital e), empty, end.
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    I sounds like i in the words in, insist, infinitive, instead.
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    O sounds like o in the words from, come.
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    U has the sound of words with double o like book, look, cook.
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    Also double l in Spanish has a particular sound more likely to letter j in the words jar, joy, jelly and even y in te words year, you, etc. Double l must always sound like j or y, never like l.No problem if you pronounce everything with a consonant "y", ( a very short "i" like the first "i" in "idiot"; you won´t get misunderstood.
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    TIP. When a word in Spanish ends in "o" try not to make much emphasis in pronouncing the "o", it's a simple sound, not like "oh" but just "o": loco, moto, toro.
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    Blue. To say "blue" in Spanish, say "azul". It is pronounced "AH-SOOL".
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    Yellow. To say "yellow" in Spanish, say "amarillo. It is pronounced "A-MAR-EE-YO".
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    Green. To say "green" in Spanish, say "verde". As in all of the Spanish language, the "v" makes a "b" sound, as in "bike", making them hard to distinguish. "Verde" is pronounced "BER-de".
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    Black. To say "black" in Spanish, say "negro". It is pronounced "NE-gro".
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    White. To say "white" in Spanish, say "blanco". It is pronounced "BLAN-co".
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    Gris. To say say "grey" in Spanish, say "gris". It is pronounced "GREES". It sounds like "grease".
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    Pink. To say "pink" in Spanish, say "rosado". It is pronounced "RO-sad-O". Don't forget to roll your tongue on the "r" (1).
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    Brown. To say "brown" in Spanish, say "marrón". It is pronounced "mah-rrón" (1).
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    Purple. To say "purple" in Spanish, say "morado". It is pronounced "moh-RAH-do"; Pronounce the "r" like the one in " rag ".

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