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G pronounced as g in great in front of any consonant

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G pronounced as g in great in front of any consonant
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Pronunciation of the letter
G
G pronounced as g in great in front of any
consonant (including h)+vowels a,o,u
lago
Galileo
ghianda
ligustro
Guardo il lago = I look at the lake.
G pronounced as j: in front of e and i
gelati
giraffa
La giraffa è un animale gigantesco = The giraffe is a gigantic animal.
What happens with gia, gio and giu?
You can hardly hear the i !(unless the i is the emphasised
letter)
giardino
giocare
Mi piace giocare a carte in giardino = I like playing cards in the garden.
A bit more practice:
G as in great
spaghetti
Mangio gli spaghetti = I eat(the) spaghetti.
Pericolo valanga = Danger avalanche
valanga
lago
gufo
Abito vicino al lago = I live near the lake.
Il gufo è sul ramo = The owl is on the branch.
G as in j
Voglio un gelato = I want an ice cream.
gelato
girare
giacca
giorno
Devi girare a sinistra = You have to turn to the left.
Metto la giacca blu = I put the blue jacket on.
Oggi è un giorno importante = Today is an important day.
Buongiorno a tutti
Pictures have been taken from:
• ClipArt for Microsoft Power Point
• www.theskichannel.com for the picture of avalanche
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