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!
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 Alphabet||English Sound||Pronunciation Example|
|A||a||sounds like the a in father|
|B||b||sounds like the b in bank|
|C||ts||sounds like the ts in rats|
|Cx||ch||sounds like the ch in church|
|D||d||sounds like the d in dad|
|E||e||sounds like the e in pet|
|F||f||sounds like the f in fat|
|G||g||sounds the the g in get|
|Gx||g||sounds like the g in gem|
|H||h||sounds like the h in horse|
|Hx||ch||sounds like the german ch in bach|
|I||e||sounds like the e in me.|
|J||y||sounds like the y in yet|
|Jx||s||sounds like the s in pleasure|
|K||k||sounds like the k in kid|
|L||l||sounds like the l in bill|
|M||m||sounds like the m in mat|
|N||n||sounds like the n in nut|
|O||o||sounds like the o in note|
|P||p||sounds like the p in push|
|R||r||sounds with a very slight burr|
|S||s||sounds like the s in sing|
|Sx||sh||sounds like the sh in ship|
|T||t||sounds like the t in take|
|U||oo||sounds like the oo in boot|
|Ux||w||sounds like the w in crow|
|V||v||sounds like the v in cave|
|Z||z||sounds like the z in zoom|
|Aj||ey||sounds like the ey in eye|
|Ej||a||sounds like the long english a in mate|
|Oj||oy||sounds like the oy in boy|
|Uj||uj||sounds like the uj in hallelujah|
|Aux||ow||sounds like the ow in brown|
|Eux||ayw||sounds like the ayw in wayward|
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:
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