Italian language - Pronunciation guides for beginners

The first step in learning Italian is to learn how to pronounce Italian sounds and simple Italian words. One of the easiest way to learn Italian pronunciation is to watch native Italian speakers and imitate them.

On this page you will find links to online resources that will help you improve your pronunciation in Italian language. On some sites listed below you will find short audio or video clips of a native speaker pronouncing slowly Italian sounds and Italian words containing these sounds. Sometimes these audio and video clips can be downloaded to your computer.

Some of the sites have video lessons with tips and drills for improving your Italian pronunciation, where a native speaker explains vocal apparatus movements and gives practical advices.

See also Italian phonetic transcription converters online.

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