But pronunciation: in the Spanish muy is the U treated as W as in ruido, cuido or is the U given strength and sounded separately. Is muy MWEE ot moo-ee or muu-ee? cuy is cwee or cuuee. I've always believed that Y is treated as another vocal. a e i o u and Y meaning that u before Y = W so muy = mwee
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they word "muy" will sound as "mwee" because when we say that word, our lips are closed to pronounce the "m" and that makes it difficult for the "u" (as oo) that comes after, so it sounds slightly different.
I have often heard muy pronounced as moy in several parts of Spain! ”Moy bien” doesn’t sound “very good” even though it is so widely used.
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