The B – V Twins

B and V Twin Sounds (of B and V)
B and V Twin Sounds (of B and V)

The Spanish “B” and “V” sounds are the same sound.

However, these sounds are similar to the “B” in the English word, Obey.

Use the “B” form of the word when it occurs at the beginning of a word, or when it occurs after an “M” or “N.”

Otherwise, make the sound more like an English “V.”

Examples:

 
A
E
I
O
U
B Sound
 
banda
bebe
bigote
botón
burro
B Sound
 
vaso
verde
vía
volar
vulgar
V Sound
 
la banda
la bebe
a Beatriz
la bota
cinco burros
V Sound
 
la vaca
a veces
la vida
devolver
una vuelta