https://www.duolingo.com/Sarkesian

Grazie?

I only started Duolingo recently, but I have done some work with Italian before. I'm confused: in other language programs I have heard Grazie pronounced with a slight T sound with the Z (Grat-zie, if you will), but with Duolingo I hear a slight lift on the E (Grat-zi-eh). Am I hearing things, is this a difference in dialect, or is one unanimously correct?

Thanks! (If this is confusing, spiacente!)

June 11, 2013

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/pamec

Hi Sarkesian! the proper way to pronounce "grazie" is to pronounce every vowel. Like Spanish, Italian does not waste vowels when it comes to pronunciation.

June 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sarkesian

So like Gra-zee-eh?

June 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pamec

Right :)

June 12, 2013
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