Hi, this is my first post here.

I know absolutely NO Spanish but I would love to learn it.

Can I ask my questions in English?
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Of course, you can.
TreeLoverHi, this is my first post here.

I know absolutely NO Spanish but I would love to learn it.

Can I ask my questions in English?

I'm a beginner too, nice to meet you, TreeLover.
Hi,

Nice to meet you too Jane.

(Oh, how I wish I could say something as simple as that in Spanish. I'm sure I will eventually)
TreeLoverHi,

Nice to meet you too Jane.

(Oh, how I wish I could say something as simple as that in Spanish. I'm sure I will eventually)

Hi,= HOLA,

Nice to meet you=Encantado de conocerte. (if you are a boy) / encantada de conocerte (if you are a girl)
Hi Friends!

I'm a beginner,too Emotion: smile I'll be glad to u if u answer my questions as well..Firstly could u please tech me how to pronounce "Hola"? (Do we omit "h" while we're reading?)

Thanks in advance,

D. Bueno
AnonymousHi Friends!

I'm a beginner,too Emotion: smile I'll be glad to u if u answer my questions as well..Firstly could u please tech me how to pronounce "Hola"? (Do we omit "h" while we're reading?)

Thanks in advance,

D. Bueno

Hi, D. Bueno. Spanish H is never pronounced. So it's quite difficult to know when a word should begin with H- or not, that's one of the most difficult things about Spanish spelling.
In general, the H is silent but there are exceptions, when it's followed by -ue , -ua :
huevo (güevo), huaso (güaso), hueco (güeco), it sounds like 'web' 'walk'.
aww.... please do not ever say "güevo" or "güeco"!! Emotion: stick out tongue

It's true that "hue" has a similar sound to "web" in Spanish, but we don't make it soung like the "g" in give. That initial "h" is aspirated, much more than it is in English words such as "here", for example. It is barely audible in Spanish in words starting "hue".

That said, there are people who tend to use the "güe" pronunciation, but it is (and they are) frowned upon here.

In all other Spanish words, it's true that the "h" is silent as in the Enhlish words "hour" and "heir".

Miriam
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