Esperanto Alphabet

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


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Esperanto Alphabet

Learning the Esperanto 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 Esperanto language.

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

Esperanto AlphabetEnglish SoundPronunciation Example
Aasounds like the a in father
Bbsounds like the b in bank
Ctssounds like the ts in rats
Cxchsounds like the ch in church
Ddsounds like the d in dad
Eesounds like the e in pet
Ffsounds like the f in fat
Ggsounds the the g in get
Gxgsounds like the g in gem
Hhsounds like the h in horse
Hxchsounds like the german ch in bach
Iesounds like the e in me.
Jysounds like the y in yet
Jxssounds like the s in pleasure
Kksounds like the k in kid
Llsounds like the l in bill
Mmsounds like the m in mat
Nnsounds like the n in nut
Oosounds like the o in note
Ppsounds like the p in push
Rrsounds with a very slight burr
Sssounds like the s in sing
Sxshsounds like the sh in ship
Ttsounds like the t in take
Uoosounds like the oo in boot
Uxwsounds like the w in crow
Vvsounds like the v in cave
Zzsounds like the z in zoom
Ajeysounds like the ey in eye
Ejasounds like the long english a in mate
Ojoysounds like the oy in boy
Ujujsounds like the uj in hallelujah
Auxowsounds like the ow in brown
Euxaywsounds like the ayw in wayward

Esperanto 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:

Esperanto Pronunciation

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


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