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Tip of the week - M before B and P.

M before B and P? What's that??

This is a Spanish spelling rule: If you have to write / type a word, and before a "p" or "b" there is a nasal sound (n, m), well, you can ask yourself: Which one should I write here, "m" or "n"?

The answer is "m".

Some examples to clarify this:

The word 'campo'. You can see here that before letter "p" I have written an "m", not an "n".
So, 'canpo' is wrong, and 'campo' has the right spelling.

Other examples:

-mb -mp
gamba amperio
ambiente imperio
ambos impropio
sombrero imprudente

So, remember: Before 'p' or 'b' NEVER write "n", BUT "m".
Recommended material:
You can find below some materials / web pages that, from my point of view, can be useful and interesting:


Visual Link Spanish™ - Just click, listen and repeat! Don't just learn Spanish; put it into practice with a unique guided, step-by-step system. I've tested it and I wish I had something similar when I studied English!!

Lo más TV Such a funny, intelligent and useful way to learn and enjoy the Spanish language!! It is a web based activity and offers new videos on a weekly basis. By clicking on any of them you'll be taken to a new page were you can chose between dial-up or broadband. The load is fast, and in few seconds you will be watching and listening to the video.

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