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CONSONANTI DOPPIE

To pronounce double consonants in Italian
you have to SHORTEN the length of the
vowel that precedes them.

Listen carefully to the examples below
and pay particular attention to the
vowel before the consonants.

In the first column you will hear the
regular vowel at the normal length.

In the second column the same vowel
is shortened considerably.

You can also see the same phenomenon
in the soundwave graph below.

Pina            pinna
pala            palla
meta            metta
caro            carro
casa            cassa
rena            renna
m'ama        mamma
papa            pappa
stele            stelle
rupe            ruppe
tono             tonno
rito                ritto
fumo            fummo

 

ME TA   ME  TTA
  RE NA   RE  NNA