As promised, I begin in this thread Italian language classes, focused, obviously here, on sex and similars. Lesson one is the most boring: pronunciation. Pronunciation of Italian is easy because each graphic sign as one sound, nearly always. CONSONANTS B as in English C like the English K if followed by a consonant, or A, O, U. Examples: casa (house), colore (colour) and cuore (hear), all pronounced as K. If followed by E or I it is pronounced like the CH in "chair". Examples: cena (dinner) and cibo (food), all pronounced as CH of chair. If C and E or I are interponed by an H, however, the pronunciation is K. So, quite the opposite of English, H is used for the K sound. Examples che (that) and chicco (grain), all pronounced K. D as n English F as in English G. Same rules of C. Examples: gatto (cat), governo (government) and gusto(taste) are all pronounced as G in goal. germania (Germany) and gita(trip) are pronounced as the English J of Jamaica. H has no sound. It is used near C or G as before explained, and in certain forms the verb "avere", to have. L similar to the English, but harder, as in the Spanish language. M as in English N as in English P as in English Q in Italian has to be folowed by a U, and it is pronunced k. Exception soqquadro, "mess". R as the Scots pronounce it. S either the S of "sun" or the Z of "zero". T as in English V as in English Z either as the ts in "Watson" or the Z of Zachary.