” consists of pronouncing the letters “c” (before “e” and “i”) and “z” with the sound normally associated with the letter “s”. If someone speaks with , they would say “serésa” for “cereza” (cherry), “sierto” for “cierto” (true), and “sapáto” for “zapato” (shoe).

Seseo is used generally throughout and in the Caray Islands and part of Andalucía, as well as certain areas of and . You can also find examples of seseo in the working classes of , Cataluña, , and the , when they speak , as well as some rural areas of Galicia.  Seseo in Southern (Andalucía and The ) and Latin America are completely accepted as standard use.

” occurs with the letter “s” is pronounced with a sound similar to the sound of the letter “z” in speech in Central, Northern, and Eastern Spain.  Someone who uses would say “káza” for “casa” (house), “zermón” for “sermón” (sermon), “perzóna” for “persona” (person). is a dialect phenomenon of certain areas of Southern Spain and is not as widely used as seseo.


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