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Usted?

How is usted pronounced?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Resonance2001

oo-sted with the stress on the last syllable. Also the d is between a th and a d so just move your tongue a little bit forward.

3 years ago

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Perfect description.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Resonance2001

Thank you very much

3 years ago

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http://www.forvo.com/word/usted/#es

Forvo is a great resource for hearing words pronounced. Phrases, too!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Resonance2001

Yes. I discovered that a while ago. I quite like it. I hope they keep expanding upon their recordings.

3 years ago

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Many thanks Resonance2001 and Irtward.

3 years ago

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In eastern Spain, where Catalan and Valencian are spoken, it tends to sound like "ustet" (oo-stet).

In Madrid and around it many people, when talking informally, will avoid completely the last consonant sound and pronounce "usté" (oo-steh).

In Andalusia and many places in Latin America, the S becomes aspirated, like a very soft h: "uhté" (ooh-teh) or "uhted" (ooh-ted).

3 years ago