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


Examples
  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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