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    Default How to pronounce "Jarabe tapatio" in English?

    I am a native English speaker ( a gringo ). I want to pronounce "Jarabe tapatio" correctly, with emphasis on the proper syllables. Here is my first attempt (emphasized syllables in capitals):

    hah-RAH-bey tah-pah-TEE-oh

    Can someone please confirm this or correct it?
    Gracias.

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    Default Re: How to pronounce "Jarabe tapatio" in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by soystupido
    I am a native English speaker ( a gringo ). I want to pronounce "Jarabe tapatio" correctly, with emphasis on the proper syllables. Here is my first attempt (emphasized syllables in capitals):

    hah-RAH-bey tah-pah-TEE-oh

    Can someone please confirm this or correct it?
    Gracias.
    Hello,
    About "Jarabe", I would say it is "hah-RAH-be" without the final y
    I don't know what "tapatio" means, but according to accentuation rules in Spanish it should be "ta-PAH-teeo"

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    Default Re: How to pronounce "Jarabe tapatio" in English?

    Tapatío is someone or something from Guadalajara: Guagalajara women are famous for their tapatío eyes, their beauty and their character.

    Har as in Harpo
    Ah as in hat
    Be as in Ben

    Ta as in attack
    Pa as in Paris
    Tee as in golf
    O as in dog

    Classic Mariachi tune "El Jarabe Tapatío" Have fun!

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    Default Re: How to pronounce "Jarabe tapatio" in English?

    Thanks for the replies. Yes, this is the classic tune known in English as Mexican Hat Dance. I only recently learned the Spanish name.
    Ole! Saludos!

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    Default Re: How to pronounce "Jarabe tapatio" in English?

    And it is tapaTIo because there is an accent over the i.

    tapatío

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