Spanish Alphabet

Spanish Alphabet

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

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Spanish Alphabet

Learning the Spanish 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 Spanish language.

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

Spanish AlphabetEnglish SoundPronunciation Example
A a/a/as in father
B b/b/as in bat
C c/k/, /θ/as in cat
CH ch/tʃ/as in child
D d/d/as in desk
E e/e/as in egg
F f/f/as in factory
G g/ɡ/, /x/as in government
H hsilentas in honor
I i/i/as in police
J j/x/'h' as in home
K k/k/as in kilometer
L l/l/as in legal
LL ll/ʎ/'y' as in you
M m/m/as in mother
N n/n/as in nationality
Ñ ñ/ɲ/as in canyon
O o/o/as in old
P p/p/as in peninsula
Q q/k/as in chemistry
R r/r/as in market
RR rr /r/as in Roma
S s/s/as in soup
T t/t/as in text
U u/u/'u' as in tutor
V v/b/as in bandage
W w/ɡw/as in Washington
X x/x/, /ks/as in excellent
Y y/ʝ/, /i/as in Yucatan
Z z/θ/'th' as in think (Spain) or 's' as in sale (Latin Am.)

Spanish 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:

Spanish Pronunciation

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


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