World in Spanish
This free audio lesson is all about the world in Spanish. Discover Spanish vocabulary about the major parts of the globe!
Major geographical points around the world including the “seven seas” and the poles all have their own Spanish equivalent; fortunately they are similar to the English versions you are already familiar with.
A couple of pronunciation hints before we get started though. First, words ending in “e” in Spanish are generally pronounced “eh” – so the Caribbean in Spanish “Caribe” pronounced ca-ri-bay. In English the “c” in ocean is pronounced with a “sh” sound, but in this instance in Spanish it is a “s” sound. So you pronounce “océano” (oh-see-ahno). Keep your eyes peeled for those accents to help you know where the stress of the word lies.
Talking about the World in Spanish
Viajaría por todo el mundo.
I would travel all around the world.
Parts of the World in Spanish
Círculo Polar Ártico
Mar del Norte
Take note of the spelling of Arctic “Ártico” in Spanish – there is no “c” between the “r” and “t” like in English. Many Spanish learners confuse the pronunciation and include the “c” – get it right and you will look like a natural. That’s it for today’s lesson, come back and visit soon.
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