correct pronounciation for selected California cities and streets

The pronunciations listed here are used by the mass media as well as in everyday conversation.  It is not meant to MOCK the Spanish language…or in any way belittle people who can speak Spanish with the correct pronunciations. In my case, having grown up on the Central California Coast I learned how to pronounce the Spanish words the way that I heard them spoken on radio and TV, and by my friends at school. I did not learn how to speak Spanish words with the correct pronunciation until I moved to TEXAS many years later.

 

teaching a lesson

teaching a lesson

Here is the correct California pronunciation for cities and streets on the Central California coast.

California central coast

California central coast

We will look at the following locations:

Isla Vista

Welcome to Isla Vista

Welcome to Isla Vista

pronounced by the LOCALS:  eye-la vihs-ta

 

 

San Luis Obispo

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pronounced San Luihs Obihs-po by the LOCALS

Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo, California

Higuera Street - San Luis Obispo, California

Higuera Street – San Luis Obispo, California

pronounced High-gehr-a street

 

Avila Beach

Avila Beach

Avila Beach

Pronounced by the locals A-vih-la Beach

Paso Robles

Paso Robles

Paso Robles

pronounced by the locals Paso Robels…this is NO JOKE

businesswoman in the Speak No Evil pose.

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Next time we will learn to speak these names in proper Spanish

learning to Speak Spanish

learning to Speak Spanish

Long Beach, California, by the shore

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Long Beach. California is a very beautiful coastal city, no doubt about that!

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These photos were taken on Ocean Blvd, near Shoreline Village

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I am now living in Long Beach California

 

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 I am now living in the beautiful city of Long beach, California   

Downtown Long beach

I hope to write many more blogs about my experiences during 2014. 

Happy NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

 downtown Long beach

 

 

 

 

 

heading back to California

beautiful Santa Barbara

beautiful Santa Barbara

                 This week I will be returning to California ….. just in time to see my family for the holidays.

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It will be great to be back in the state that I grew up  to live and work there again.

 

I am returning to California

I am returning to California

 

I am looking forward to my return and hope to be back on my blog by next weekend.  Have a great weekend  🙂