Changeable C

Changeable C
Changeable C

The Spanish “C” takes two of the sounds that the “C” takes in English.

The two sounds are similar to the English “K” or the English “S.”

If the Spanish “C” precedes…

  • A
  • O
  • U
  • L
  • R

the sound is like the English “K.”

If the Spanish “C” precedes…

  • E
  • I

then the sound is similar to the English “S” in Sink.

Examples:

 
A
E
I
O
U
K Sound
 
café
crema
clima
copa
cubo
 
 
calor
cruz
clave
comida
culebra
S Sound
 
 
cena
cine
 
 
 
 
 
cerro
cinco