4. Letter Q

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Letter "q" is pronounced as /k/ sound like in kilo. As we studied we can make this sounds with letter "c" like in "casa", "coche" or "cuchillo" but for "e" and "i" we need something different, we need "que" and "qui".

Remember in Spanish "q" is always followed by "u". Let's see some examples.

 

"que"

Sound
Ejemplo
Example
que
el queso, querer
the cheese, to want
que
el embarque, quemar
the boarding, to burn

 

"qui"

Sound
Ejemplo
Example
qui
la química, el alquiler
chemistry, the rent
qui
quitar, ¿quién?
to remove, who?

400 = cuatrocientos

60 = sesenta