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  2.3 Groups of vowels 'ae', 'ao', 'ai', 'au'

aereo = airplane
saettare = to shoot (with arrows)
paese = village
Paolo = Paolo (ital. first name)
dai = you give
audace = brave
Australia = Australia

It is important to see, that the two vowels must be pronounced without interrupting the air of stream. Very famous for this mistake is the Spanish word paella, which should be pronounced like that.

paella correct

and not like that:

paella wrong

Paella is a Spanish word, obviously, but the pronunciation of vowel groups is the same in Italian.

paella correct
aereo correct
Australia correct

Vowel groups shouldn' t be pronounced like that.

aereo wrong
Australia wrong

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