Galician Alphabet

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


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Galician Alphabet

Learning the Galician 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 Galician language.

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

Galician 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
l[l]l as in life
m[m]m as in many
n[n]n as in noon
ñ[ɲ]ny as in Espanya (España)
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
v[b]v as in bath
x[ʃ], [ks]sh as in shy
z[θ]s as in super
jjonly in foreign words
kkonly in foreign words
wwonly in foreign words
yyonly in foreign words

Galician 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:

Galician Pronunciation

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


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