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Spanish Syllabification ~ Word Division
Spanish words are divided into syllables according to fairly simple rules.
Number of syllables
The syllables are divided according to the following rules:
1. Between two consecutive strong vowels: fe-o
2. Between two consecutive vowels when one is accented: dí-a
3. Between two consecutive consonants: es-tar
4. When there are three consecutive consonants, the syllable usually breaks
betwen the first and second: in-glés
Please note that this lesson is only a guideline for the Spanish that I know, which is Castilian Spanish. There are many regional variations in Spanish pronunciation.
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