"Yo bebo vino."

Translation:I drink wine.

December 26, 2012

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why does yo sound like jo when whole sentence is said

February 10, 2013


I have a couple friends in various countries in South America.

Depending on where they live.. Yo = Jo ( pronounced Joe ~ english phonetically ~ )

But in other parts Yo = Yo ( pronounced Yoe ~ english phonetically ~ )

It depends how much Portuguese or Italian is incorporated into their dialect.

Some say azul = ( pronounced ahTH-oolh ~ english phonetically ~ )

Others say azul = ( pronounced ahZz-oolh ~ english phonetically ~ )

La playa = ( pronounced Lah plahSHah ~ english phonetically ~ )

or La playa = ( pronounced Lah plahYah ~ english phonetically ~ )

Ella = ( pronounced ehSHah ~ english phonetically ~ )

Ella = ( pronounced ehYah ~ english phonetically ~ )

February 24, 2013


Hola alberto281: There are several posts about the "yo" pronunciation. "Joe" is the correct pronunciation in most Spanish speaking regions. There are regional differences. We need to be prepared to hear different pronunciations wherever we go. Chau.

November 11, 2013


Because that's how its pronounced...

February 22, 2013


Well...not everywhere is it pronounced like that, but you are correct that in some places it is.

July 21, 2013


no it's not, here in spain we say yo

July 21, 2014


Im a native speaker, I just want to make a little difference of the verb "beber". We (at least in Mexico, but I think in LatinAmerica its the same) When we drink, we say "Tomar" Yo tomo, tu tomas, nostros tomamos. We dont use that often "beber". When we use it, it's mostly for alcohol. "Yo tomo agua" "Yo bebo vino"

June 28, 2013


Most common is to say beber as to take as in a drink but tomar is from what i know not as commonly used

January 29, 2015


I help teach english to a neighbor (here in Mexico), and she has a real problem with words starting with "y"... like "You"... she pronounces it as "Jchew" or "Jyew"... so the "yo" would most likely be pronounced with the soft "j" sound here in mexico (Jalisco region)

December 18, 2013


You need to put YO? even if you conjugate beber to the I DRINK form?

February 21, 2013


Most wouldn't but I guess they are just reinforcing it here.

February 22, 2013


Is the Bebo pronounced "vevo"? That's what it sounds like on my phone.

June 26, 2014


she said jo bebo vino

May 30, 2013


The voice always pronounces "yo" as "joe". It appears to be a accent thing.

July 21, 2013


Hola Tama: No. It is just how it is pronounced in much of the Spanish-speaking world. "JOE"

December 27, 2013


this is a yankee site in espana we say yo meaning I, but it comes across as joe bearing in mind the difference spain and latin america

July 3, 2014


Why is it bebo and not bebe?

February 12, 2014


In Spanish, the verbs change according to who is doing the drinking (or whatever action).

Yo bebo - I drink
Tú bebes - You (familiar, my friend or a child) drink
Usted/Él/Ella bebe - You (formal, my boss or an elder)/He/She drink(s)
Nosotor@s bebemos - We drink
Ustedes/Ellos/Ellas beben - You (plural)/They drink

March 27, 2015


What is the difference between bebe, bebo and bebemos?

April 18, 2014


its obviosly yo cuz they said bebo

May 12, 2014


Why are they pronouncing the letter v not like a "b"? I learned that in Spanish classes.

November 3, 2014


what is the difference between bebo bebe bebemos ex.? it confuses me!!!!!!!! :( ? And i know hampster is spelled wrong it is suposed to be spelled hamster.

December 13, 2014


See responses to roberta.we above.

March 27, 2015


why can't I put bebemos?

March 25, 2015


See responses to roberta.we above

March 27, 2015
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