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Old August 10, 2015, 06:32 PM
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Smile Pronouncing this Spanish joke

Hello, I have found a spanish joke and was wondering if anybody could help my pronounce it as it is rather tricky. The joke is:
Hay tres clases de personas:
las que saben contar y las que no


Could you please give me the translation on here
Much thanks

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Old August 10, 2015, 09:45 PM
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Hello, espanoethan.
Please post your own proposal for translation without the help of an online translator and we will help you with what you don't understand.

Would you also please tell what you find hard to pronounce so we can explain?
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Old August 11, 2015, 05:35 AM
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Hello, espanoethan.
Please post your own proposal for translation without the help of an online translator and we will help you with what you don't understand.

Would you also please tell what you find hard to pronounce so we can explain?
I haven't used a translator!! I struggle with all of it that's why I asked for help!!!
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Old August 11, 2015, 11:47 AM
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If you're studying Spanish, and this is a homework, we cannot do it for you, but we can offer help when you post your own efforts.


As for pronunciation: Spanish is normally pronounced just the way it's written.
It seems that native English speakers find very hard to pronounce the vowel sounds, so I hope you will find this guide useful:

"a" is pronounced like the a in "father".
"e" is pronounced close to the e in "met" or the ai in "fair".
"i" is pronounced like the ee in "see".
"o" is pronounced like the o in "nor".
"u" is pronounced like the the oo in "moon".

The "h" is never pronounced, so "hay" is pronounced like the pronoun "I" in English.
In "que" the q sounds like "k" and the u is not pronounced, so "que" is pronounced like "che" in "chemistry".
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If you need help pronouncing Spanish, look here: http://www.spanishdict.com/topics/show/114

Spanish pronunciation is extremely regular. If a particular combination of sounds in hard for you, then you need to practice until it becomes easier.

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