https://www.duolingo.com/annirychtera

"Ho un libro."

January 1, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/annirychtera

sounds like ha to me!

January 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pulce.flo
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if you hear it slower you can hear the "ho" :)

January 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/gewa

Still 'ha' to me

February 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/siebolt
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In general the Italian pronunciation sports a very open "a" In this case I would not have confused the "ho" for "ha"

January 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/KateGreatest

I, too, heard ha. Tuning the ear is part of the learning I guess.

January 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/macr0s

To those who find it hard to distinguish "ho" and "ha", google the "Father–bother merger" for more info.

Basically north american English doesn't have a short "o" vowel sound, which is used for the Italian "o" vowel. You'll need to practice saying it, because it's a sound you've probably never used in spoken speech before.

January 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaMc

I agree

January 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/gaberooney

2 more to go

March 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jingle819
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I also thought it was ha.

March 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeanette525

Do you pronounce the h?

June 10, 2013
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