Slovak 101

b
like 'b' in "baby"

c
like 'ts' in "bets"

č
like 'ch' in "church"

d
like 'd' in "day"

ď
like 'd' in "dew".

DZ
like 'zz' in Italian "azzuro"

like 'j' in "juice"

f
like 'f' in "fine"

g
like 'g' in "game" ( hard g sound )

h
like 'h' in "hot", regardless of its position in the word

CH
rasping 'ch' sound as the spanish "rojo" a gargled sound;

j
like 'y' in "yes"

k
like 'k' in "kick"

l
like 'l' in "luck"

ĺ
( hold this l a little longer ); seldom used

ľ
el as in spanish or 'el' in "element"

m
like 'm' in "moon"

n
like 'n' in "nine"

ň
like 'ni' in "onion" or the spanish 'ñ' in "señor"

ô
like 'wa' in "want"

p
like 'p' in "paper"

q
like 'q' in "quest"

r
like spanish 'r' in "rico" ( slightly trilled )

ŕ
like spanish 'rr' in "carro" ( longer trilled )

s
like 's' in "son"

š
like 'sh' in "fish"

t
like 't' in "hot"

ť
like 'tu' in "tune"

v
like 'v' in "van"

w
like 'w' in "wasp"

x
like 'ks' in "bricks"

z
like 'z' in "zero"

ž
like 'su' in "pleasure"

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