Italian 101

b
like 'b' in "bed"
c
like 'ch' in "chipper" (before 'i' or 'e'), 'k' in "kid" (before 'a', 'o', 'u')
d
like 'd' in "dog"
f
like 'ph' in "phone"
g
like 'g' in "go", like 'j' in "jello"
h
silent
l
like 'l' in "love"
m
like 'm' in "mother"
n
like 'n' in "nice"
p
like 'p' in "pig"
q
like 'q' in "quest" (with "u", almost always)
r
trill with the tip of the tongue
s
like 'ss' in "hiss", like 'z' in "haze"
t
like 't' in "top"
v
like 'v' in "victory"
z
as in "pizza" or "adze"

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