ENGLISH I have heard y/ll pronounced in two different ways: [j] (like 'y' in "yellow") [ʒ] (like 's' in "measure") Do native speakers use both interchangeably? Or is it pronounced [j] in some ...
Everybody agrees that the Spanish digraphs "ch" and "ll" used to be officially separate "letters" up to the time the RAE changed the rules of Spanish alphabetization in 1994. But when it comes to the ...
The letter "k" is rarely seen in Spanish. What is the origin of Spanish words containing a k? Are most recent loanwords from modern languages, influences from older languages (Latin or Greek), or of ...
In another question, a Wikipedia article was quoted saying: The letters ⟨b⟩ and ⟨v⟩ were originally simply known as be and ve. However, there is no longer any distinction between the sounds of ...
The letters b and v have several possible names in Spanish. Is there an official, language academy-sponsored name for these letters? If not, what are the most common and standard names?
English I want to improve my pronunciation of words beginning with p, such as pleno, práctica, and padre. I have been taught that I should put my hand in front of my mouth when I say these words, ...
When capitalizing, such as in a song title, which is the proper form of capitalization? I have seen both: LLueve en Mi Llueve en Mi
I see a book by Alexandre Dumas named "Amaury" in Spanish? What is the English equivalent? Or is it simply the same (I'd never heard of it, if so). It is available here: ...
There are many books I would like to read in spanish, such as George Jackson's "Soledad Brother" What is the most efficient way for finding out if a particular book is available in Spanish?