Beginner Course - Pronunciation
1. How to Pronounce C & G
Italian pronunciation is very easy compared to English: everything is pronounced as written. But it's exactly this difference that can make it confusing for English speakers, or for speakers of languages with a complex pronunciation.
One of the few things that you need to learn is that the letters C & G can be hard (/k/ and /g/) or soft (/tʃ/ and /dʒ/). Here we see some rules and plenty of examples to easily remember these sounds. We also see that G combines with L and N to produce two special sounds: GL (/ʎ/) and GN (/ɲ/). After this lesson, you will never pronounce GNOCCHI the wrong way ;)
Repeat the words at the end of the video to practice your pronunciation.