Italian Vowels

 

The Italian vowels and consonants are definitely the fundamental phonetic elements for voice culture. Italian is perhaps the only existing language which has the phonetic of pronouncing its vowels and consonants always in the same manner. In this section we will learn all about Italian vowels.

Italian uses only 5 letters that represent 7 Italian vowel sounds.

 

Italian Vowels
Vowel a e i o u
Sound [a] [e] [?] [i] [o] [?] [u]


  • The Vowel “a”:Unlike English, in Italian the letter “a” has just one pronunciation.a
    • Casa --> house

  • The Vowel “e”:This letter has two pronunciations:
    • It is open sound like e in met
      • Festa --> party

    • It is closed sound like e in they
      • Bere --> to drink

  • The Vowel “i”: The letter I is pronounced (ee) as in the English word see
    • Vita --> life

  • The Vowel “o”: This letter has two pronunciations:
    • It is open when it sounds like o in or
      • Moda --> Fashion

    • It is close when it sounds like o in oh!
      • Nome --> Name

  • The Vowel “u”: The Italian u sounds like (oo) in zoo.
    • Luna --> moon

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