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How to pronounce 'C++' in Spanish

I checked a few videos on YouTube: 1. Programación en C++ || Primer programa en C++: "Ce más más" Aprende a Programar desde cero en C/C++ [Parte 1] (Primer Programa): "Ce más más" Programación de ...
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Why is Argentinian pronunciation different from other countries?

No, your ears are perfectly fine. In fact, it is notable that you have noticed the difference between the two different forms of the imperative tense. There are indeed some differences between the ...
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Uso de "Xp" como "crist" en el siglo XVII

Ni X ni p, en realidad; el símbolo Xp que podemos ver en muchos sitios como representación de Cristo es una simple adaptación al alfabeto latino de las dos primeras letras del nombre griego de Cristo, ...
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How to pronounce 'C++' in Spanish

I'm an engineering informatics student in Perú. The most common pronunciation is "Ce más más", but some teachers also say "Ce pe pe" (from the file extension .cpp), although it is very rare. We don'...
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When would Spanish speakers pronounce the "j" like the English "j"?

When the words are foreign words and adopt the original phonetics. Banjo comes from English, in Spanish there are both Banjo and Banyo, as it is pronounced. Ninja comes from the Japanese and is ...
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Pronunciation of -mente Adverbs

In the words ending with -mente, everything before -mente is pronounced the same way as in the original word. For example: FreCUENte => freCUENte-mente SUAve => SUAve-mente Ágil => Ágil-...
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Paso de B a U: ¿evolución fonética o falta de ortografía?

Vamos por partes. En primer lugar no es estrictamente correcto decir que "B y V se pronuncian /b/". Las letras "B" y "V" se pronuncian iguales y formalmente se corresponden con el fonema /b/, pero la ...
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Is Spanish language's pronunciation systematic?

Con muy escasas excepciones, la pronunciación del español es sistemática. Es decir: una persona que conozca las reglas del lenguaje debe ser capaz de leer correctamente cualquier texto escrito en ...
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How should "murciélago" be pronounced?

Murciélago is pronounced mur-cié-la-go. A diphthong like ie doesn't stop being a diphthong if the full vowel (in this case e) is stressed, and the fact that there's an orthographic accent mark on a ...
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Do any Spanish words exist that aren't pronounced as expected from their spelling?

As you can see from this questions Are there other words in Spanish that can't be written? (like sal-le) there might be really rare exceptions, but it might be possible to find "Spanish words that are ...
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Pronounce and distinguish "ñi" and "ni"?

The first thing would be to note that ni + vowel and ñ do not sound that different (which is the point of your question, obviously), so in many cases you won't need to imitate it perfectly. That is, ...
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How to pronounce "criar"?

Yes, criar is pronounced (by everybody I know, at least) with two syllables, /kri.ar/. This is a violation of the rule that says that a so-called "weak"¹ vowel (/i/ or /u/) always forms a diphthong ...
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Are there other words in Spanish that can't be written? (like sal-le)

This orthographic issue also occurs in the names of certain chemicals: English Spanish N-methyl leucine N-metilleucina methyllysine metillisina Hyphens are technically disallowed from resolving ...
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Is pronunciation of letter 'x' before consonant as [s] is obsolete?

There may be big differences in different regions, so just for the record this answer accounts for European Spanish. Generally, Spanish tends to unfavor two consonants in syllable-final position, so ...
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La oración con más homófonos

3 repeticiones ¿Que cómo como?, pues como como como. Basada en una respuesta a otra pregunta previa. Usa el verbo comer (tres veces) más otras dos acepciones de la misma palabra. 5 repeticiones ...
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¿Cómo se leen los nombres de los reyes?

El DPD te da la respuesta en su artículo cardinales: En el caso de las series de papas y reyes con igual nombre, se utilizan, en la escritura, los números romanos (→ números, 3), que se leen como ...
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Vocal epentética en el infinitivo del español colombiano

A falta de una respuesta más académica, recojo aquí lo más relevante de lo que se ha dicho en los comentarios, más alguna cosa que he investigado en el intertanto. Si se juzga oportuno, lo podemos ...
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Pronunciación letras "d", "b" y "v" entre vocales

Es la pronunciación normal del español. El proceso se llama "lenición" (= debilitación) y ocurre cuando /b, d, g/ se pronuncian entre vocales (y otros contextos); dejan de ser consonantes oclusivas ...
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In what countries do people roll a single 'r' if it's the first letter in the word?

All countries use both the /r/ and /ɾ/ phoneme. Not all countries realize them, respectively, as the roll/trill [r] and the flap [ɾ] (for Puerto Rico for instance you often get /r/ as [h] and /ɾ/ as [...
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How should 'canta y' be pronounced?

In Spanish poetry, when counting the syllables in a verse you must count as one syllable when the last syllable of a word ends with a vowel and the first one of the next one starts also with a vowel. ...
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Pronunciation of the combination "st" in Spanish accents

This affrication of /st/ is indeed particular to Western Andalusian: An affricated dentoalveolar stop [ts] (listo [ˈlitso]) has been described as a variant of /st/-clusters. This sound is ...
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Are single-syllable accented words like “mí” and “tú” pronounced a certain way?

Yes and no. They are pronounced the same in isolation. However, the words tu and mi lack prosodic stress, that is, like a very limited number of words in Spanish (prepositions, articles, object ...
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Difference between «b» and «v» in practice

Your summary seems not quite accurate. In reality, there is variation, not a single absolute rule. Supposedly, some Spanish speakers even distinguish a [b] sound from a labiodental [v] sound—for ...
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Regional pronunciation of "ll": [j] vs [ʎ]

That isn't [ʎ] but a hypercorrective [lj], often used by yeístas when trying to imitate non-yeísta pronunciation, such that I hear camelio, caudilio, etc. Mexico is fully yeísta, so such a ...
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Are there any dialects of modern Spanish which preserve a phonemic distinction between b and v?

Short answer: no. Long answer: it is possible to hear the sound [v] as an allophone (that is, alternate) for /b/, but you won't hear it in any way systematically between the written letters b and v. ...
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Are there any dialects of modern Spanish which preserve a phonemic distinction between b and v?

Puerto Rican Spanish As mentioned in this Linguistics SE question, a study on Puerto Rican Spanish speakers showed that they pronounce orthographic "v" /b/ as [v] more than half the time, ...
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Do any Spanish words exist that aren't pronounced as expected from their spelling?

Short answer: no. Longer answer: no, as a general rule all native and nativized Spanish words are "pronounced as written", which does not mean that every speaker pronounces them in the same way, but ...
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"gua" pronouncing like "hua" (silenced G)?

You are not hearing wrong. Spanish /g/ sounds different according to its position in the word; in technical terms, it has several phonetical realizations or allophones. The basic sound is what in ...
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When was "dios" pronounced "díos" in Spanish?

P. Lloyd points out several interesting things. How /eu/ went from hiatus to diphthong The vowel sequence /eu/ was extremely rare in Classical Latin, being found only in five native words which then ...
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