English Alphabet

If you're trying to learn the English Alphabet you will find some useful resources including a course about pronunciation, and sound of all letters... to help you with your English 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 English. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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English Alphabet

Learning the English 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 English language.

Below is a table showing the English alphabet and how it is pronounced in English, and finally examples of how those letters would sound if you place them in a word.

English AlphabetEnglish SoundPronunciation Example
a[a]a as in apple
b[b]b as in book
c[θ],[k]c as in city before I,e,y, or as in cat elsewhere
d[d]d as in day
e[e], [ɛ]e as in elephant
f[f]f as in friend
g[g]g as in Germany before I,e, y, or as in goal elsewhere
hslient
i[i]I as in India
jjj as in job
kkk as in kit
l[l]l as in life
m[m]m as in many
n[n]n as in noon
o[o], [ɔ]o as in opera
p[p]p as in people
q[k]q as in squid
r[ɾ], [r]r as in Roma
s[s]s as in smile
t[t]t as in tomorrow
u[u]u as in ultimate or u as in university
www as in world
v[b]v as in vaste
x[ks]x as in wax
yyy as in year
z[z]z as in zebra

English Pronunciation

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:

English Pronunciation

The alphabet and its pronunciation have a very important role in English. Once you're done with English alphabet, you might want to check the rest of our English lessons here: Learn English. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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