Italian Alphabet

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

Italian Alphabet

Learning the Italian 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 Italian language.

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

Italian AlphabetEnglish SoundPronunciation Example
Aaa as in apple
Bbb as in boy
Ccc as in cat
Ddd as in desert
Eee as in egg
Fff as in force
Ggg as in group
Hhh as in house
Iii as in Italy
Jjj as in job
Kkk as in kit
Lll as in lizzard
Mmm as in mouse
Nnn as in noon
Ooo as in old
Ppp as in pizza
Qqq as in quest
Rrr as in room
Sss as in Spain
Ttt as in time
Uuu as in ultimate
Vvv as in vest
Www as in wall
Xxx as in wax
Yyy as in Yogurt
Ztsts as in Tsunami

Italian 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:

Italian Pronunciation

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