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!
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 Alphabet||English Sound||Pronunciation 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|
|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|
|j||j||only in foreign words|
|k||k||only in foreign words|
|w||w||only in foreign words|
|y||y||only in foreign words|
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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