Mammoth Memory

Fifty – cincuenta

(Pronounced seen-kwehn-tah)

To remember that fifty is pronounced seen-kwehn-tah (cincuenta) in Latin American Spanish, use the following mnemonic:

She had a fifty-fifty chance of survival. The scenery was baron, and she had no water to quench her thirst. It would be a tough task (cincuenta) to get out of the desert.  

She had a fifty-fifty chance of survival with only a drop of water left in her polythene bottle to quench her thirst and her clothes were already in tatters.


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