Pronouncing the letters y, ll and ie

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Pronouncing the letters y, ll and ie

The letters y, ll and ie are pronounced in the same way in Spanish.

Here are some examples of their pronunciation in Spain:

Y
Yo
Mayo
Ayer

LL
Lleno
Llamar
Llegar
HIE
Hierba
Hiena
Hielo

Note: the way that y and ll are pronounced in some Spanish-speaking regions is different from their pronunciation in Spain (although this does not apply to ie).

  • In much of Latin America, they are pronounced as follows:

Yo

I

Llamar

to call

  • In Argentina and Uruguay:

Yo

I

Llamar

to call

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