Italian Sounds – How to pronounce Letter C

In this article, you will learn Italian Sounds – How to pronounce Letter C.

Most Italian consonants are pronounced like in English.

One exception is the letter C.

The Italian C has two sounds, depending on which letter follows it:

SOFT C: When c is followed by e or i

HARD C: When c is followed by a, o, u, or any consonant







Italian Sounds - letter c Italian Sounds - How to pronounce Letter C

SOFT C

C + I

CI ☞ cipolla

cipolla IItalian Sounds - How to pronounce Letter C

C + E

CE ☞ centro

centro Italian Sounds - How to pronounce Letter C

More Examples for Italian Sounds – How to pronounce Letter C

città

città Italian Sounds - letter c

cinque

Italian Sounds - How to pronounce Letter CItalian Sounds - letter c

ciao

ciao Italian Sounds - How to pronounce Letter C

cena

cena Italian Sounds - How to pronounce Letter C

cesta

cesta IItalian Sounds - How to pronounce Letter C

cibo

cibo IItalian Sounds - How to pronounce Letter C

HARD C

📌 C + vowel a-o-u

C + A

CA ☞ CASA

casa IItalian Sounds - How to pronounce Letter C

C + O

CO COLTELLO

coltello Italian Sounds - How to pronounce Letter C

C + U

CU ☞ CUCINA

cucina Italian Sounds - How to pronounce Letter C

📌 C + consonants L – R – H

C + L

CL CLASSE

classe Italian Sounds - letter c

C + R

CR CROCE

croce Italian Sounds - letter c

C + HI

CHI CHIAVE

chiave Italian Sounds - letter c

C + HE

CHE FORCHETTA

forchetta Italian Sounds - letter c

More Examples for Italian Sounds – How to pronounce Letter C

cane

cane Italian Sounds - letter c

chiesa

chiesa Italian Sounds - letter c

cuore

cuore Italian Sounds - letter c

chiodo

chiodo Italian Sounds - letter c

occhio

occhio Italian Sounds - letter c

candela

candela Italian Sounds - letter c

coda

coda

collo

collo

cubo

cubo

chitarra

chitarra

schermo

schermo

cucchiaio

cucchiaio

clima

clima Italian Sounds

ciclista

ciclista

This pronunciation of this letter sounds terribly complicated, but in the end, it’s not that difficult. For that reason, it is important to get some practice.


Phrases to practice

1. C’è un chiodo sulla sedia (there is a nail on the chair)

2. Ho perso i miei occhiali (I lost my glasses)

3. Ho una macchia sulla camicia (I’ve got a stain on my shirt)

4. Il chiosco dei gelati nel parco ha chiuso. (The ice cream stand in the park has closed.)

5. I miei occhi sono verdi. (My eyes are green)


Read and Listen a Little story for Italian Sounds – How to pronounce Letter C

Nel parco vicino alla mia casa ci sono molti giochi per bambini. C’è un chiosco di gelati e una bella pista ciclabile dove i ciclisti corrono con le loro biciclette. Alcune persone fanno una passeggiata nei viali con i loro cani. Nel fine settimana ci sono dei ragazzi con la chitarra che suonano le loro canzoni preferite.


Italian tongue twister to practice letter C

Sopra la panca la capra campa, sotto la panca la capra crema

Record your voice as you read the tongue twister. then compare your recording with the original one.


PRACTICE LETTER C

Practice makes progress Italian Sounds - How to pronounce Letter C

Listen to the Words with the LETTER C and Repeat it 



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LINKS

🔗 Italian Sounds: How to pronounce the letter Q

🔗 Italian Sounds: How to pronounce the letter G

🔗 Italian Sounds: How to pronounce the letter S

🔗 The Italian Alphabet: Learn Your ABCs and How to Pronounce







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