Pronouncing "quiere"

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Pronouncing "quiere"

Hello,

In the lesson el profesor pronounces 'quiere' "yiere", is this normal for European Spanish? Normally I expect a fairly strong "q" sound?

Thanks


Asked 2 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Paul

I re-listened and it's true that the narrator isn't putting much emphasis on the "q" for "quiere" but I can still hear the "k" sound. Sometimes people make a stronger sound on the "q" and sometimes it's softer, it only depends on what you're used to, accents, region... but I would say this is common both in Spain and Latin America. 

This narrator happened to pronounce it like this this time for this dictation. 

Saludos

Inma

Pronouncing "quiere"

Hello,

In the lesson el profesor pronounces 'quiere' "yiere", is this normal for European Spanish? Normally I expect a fairly strong "q" sound?

Thanks


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