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How to Combine Vowels & Basic Greetings in Spanish

Learn how to combine vowels and basic greetings in Espanol from Spanish teacher Andrea Cukier in this Howcast video.

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Now that we have learned the vowels; a, e, i, o, u, we also need to learn what happens when two vowels are put together. This is called a diphthong in English. When two vowels are put together they sound exactly like they sound when they were separate. For instance, the sound 'ooh' plus the sound 'eh' sound oe. 'Ooh, eh,' oe.

How about learning how to basic greetings? Some of these greeetings have these double vowels. In Spanish, good morning is buenos dias, buenos dias. Can you repeat? Buenos dias. Buenos dias. Hello, hola. Hola.

Now let us say 'good afternoon', buenas tardes. Buenas tardes. Can you repeat? Buenas tardes. Buenas tardes.

Now let us say goodnight or good evening, there is no difference in Spanish between good evening and goodnight, it is all the same way; buenas noches. Buenas noches.

Now let us learn how to say goodbye; hasta luego. Hasta luego. You see, the U-E in luego, hasta luego. Another way is to say adios. Adios. There is an I and an O, 'io'. Adios. Can you repeat? Adios.

Then there is a way of saying goodbye that we took from Italian and we say ciao. Ciao.

So let us go over this; good morning; buenos dias. Hello; hola. Good afternoon; buenas tardes. Good evening; buenas noches. Goodbye; hasta luego. Adios. Ciao.

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