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  2.6 The 'g'

The g follows the same logic we have already seen in c, the way it is to be pronounced depends on the following vowel. There are the combinations gi, ge, ga, go, gu, ghi and the logic is the same as the one already explained with c with one big difference. All these sounds are voiced. Before going more into detail let's see and hear some examples. As you can see (or hear) to the voiceless sounds ci / ce correspond the voiced sounds gi / ge and to the voiced sounds ga / gu / ghi the voiceless versions cu / co / chi / che.

  gioco = play
  giorno = day
  Genova = Genua
  gallina = hen
  guardare = to look at
  gomma = rubber

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