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Hello! Hola! How is bebe pronounced please? bee bee? bey bey? bay bee? Thank you in advance. I am learning Spanish on my own.

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updated OCT 21, 2008
posted by Dianne

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lazarus1907 said:

Gus said:

But, if you insist on taking the long ardous,narrow,curvy, dark, stormy and lonely road; you will have to learn the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Actually, the International Phonetic Alphabet for most European languages can be learnt in one day, and after that you can pronounce reasonably accurately any of them with ease. It is an investment worth making, if you ask me. And the same can be said for reading Spanish, a language with a highly regular spelling system, where every letter has only one sound.

One more thing about "bebé" and the sound of E in "egg": the second B is a lot softer than the first one; you shouldn't close your lips. This sound does not exist in English.

Any E in Spanish always sounds like E in "egg". Always. If you see two E's together, it will sound like one E of "egg" plus another E.

Lazarus, what about the word "few"? I haven't even thought about it, but there must be a lot more.

updated OCT 21, 2008
posted by Eddy
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Grazias Gus. I am learning!!!! Buenas Dias

lazarus1907 said:

Gus said:

But, if you insist on taking the long ardous,narrow,curvy, dark, stormy and lonely road; you will have to learn the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Actually, the International Phonetic Alphabet for most European languages can be learnt in one day, and after that you can pronounce reasonably accurately any of them with ease. It is an investment worth making, if you ask me. And the same can be said for reading Spanish, a language with a highly regular spelling system, where every letter has only one sound.One more thing about "bebé" and the sound of E in "egg": the second B is a lot softer than the first one; you shouldn't close your lips. This sound does not exist in English.Any E in Spanish always sounds like E in "egg". Always. If you see two E's together, it will sound like one E of "egg" plus another E.

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updated OCT 21, 2008
posted by Dianne
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Gus said:

But, if you insist on taking the long ardous,narrow,curvy, dark, stormy and lonely road; you will have to learn the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Actually, the International Phonetic Alphabet for most European languages can be learnt in one day, and after that you can pronounce reasonably accurately any of them with ease. It is an investment worth making, if you ask me. And the same can be said for reading Spanish, a language with a highly regular spelling system, where every letter has only one sound.

One more thing about "bebé" and the sound of E in "egg": the second B is a lot softer than the first one; you shouldn't close your lips. This sound does not exist in English.

Any E in Spanish always sounds like E in "egg". Always. If you see two E's together, it will sound like one E of "egg" plus another E.

updated OCT 21, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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Hola Gus. Muchas gracias por su ayuda.I will be on this site for sure. I love it!
Me encanta este sitio!

updated OCT 20, 2008
posted by Dianne
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b its sound is like the b in English as in better.
e as in egg not as in beer

bebé
The little funny line on top of the last e is to show where to put the extress when voicing the word bebé
At any rate, I hope you joins us in our learning get togethers. But, if you insist on taking the long ardous,narrow,curvy, dark, stormy and lonely road; you will have to learn the International Phonetic Alphabet.

updated OCT 20, 2008
posted by 00769608
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Hola Samdie. Grazias for your help.

samdie said:

If you insist on an approximation in English, then "beybey" but you can double-click on the word (which will take you to the "dictionary" area) and then click on the "megaphone" symbol and hear it in Spanish (the real pronunciation).

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updated OCT 20, 2008
posted by Dianne
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If you insist on an approximation in English, then "beybey" but you can double-click on the word (which will take you to the "dictionary" area) and then click on the "megaphone" symbol and hear it in Spanish (the real pronunciation).

updated OCT 20, 2008
posted by samdie