Most Italian consonants are pronounced like in English.
One exception is letter S.
letter S is sharp as in “see” before consonants or at the beginning of words
Example: strada / strahdah / road
it is like z
as in “lazy” between two vowels
Example: casa / kahzah / home
is pronounced like sh
as in “she” before i and e
Example: sci / shee / ski
is pronounced sk
as in “skip” when followed by a consonant or by o, a, u
Example: scusa / skoozah / sorry
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