If you're trying to learn the Catalan Alphabet which is also called Català, check our courses about pronunciation, and sound of all letters... to help you with your Catalan grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and memorize the sounds. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Catalan. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!
Learning the Catalan alphabet is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. Without it, you will not be able to say words properly even if you know how to write those words. The better you pronounce a letter in a word, the more understood you will be in speaking the Catalan language.
Below is a table showing the Catalan alphabet and how it is pronounced in English, and finally examples of how those letters would sound if you place them in a word.
|Catalan Alphabet||English Sound||Pronunciation Example|
|A a||/a/ or /ə/||like a in father|
|B b||/b/ or /p/||like p as in pat|
|C c||/k/ or /s/||like c as in ceiling|
|Ç ç||/s/||like c as in ceiling|
|D d||/d/ or /t/||like t as in tile|
|E e||/e/, /ɛ/, /ə/||like e as in pencil|
|F f||/f/||like f as in feather|
|G g||/g/, /ʤ/||like j as in jacket|
|I i||/i/, /j/||like y as in you|
|J j||/ʤ/ or /ʒ/||like j as in jacket|
|K k||/k/||like k as in kite|
|L l||/l/||like l as in lamp|
|M m||/m/||like m as in mother|
|N n||/n/||like n as in night|
|O o||/o/, /ɔ/, /u/||like o as in phone|
|P p||/p/||like p as in power|
|Q q||/k/||like k as in kite|
|R r||/r/ or /ɾ/||like t in bottle|
|S s||/s/ or /z/||like z as in zipper|
|T t||/t/||like t as in time|
|U u||/u/ or /w/||like w as in water|
|V v||/b/||like b as in ball|
|W w||/w/||like w as in water|
|X x||/ʃ/ or /ks/||like sh as in ship|
|Y y||Ø||does not occur by itself|
|Z z||/z/||like z as in zipper|
You saw how a letter is written and might be pronounced, but there is nothing better than hearing the sound of the letters in a video or audio. Below you will be able to hear how the letters above are pronounced, just press the play button:
The alphabet and its pronunciation have a very important role in Catalan, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with the Català alphabet, you might want to check the rest of our Catalan lessons here: Learn Catalan. Don't forget to bookmark this page.