Spanish Alphabet

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Learning Spanish is an exciting journey, and the first step is understanding the ABCs – or in this case, the Spanish alphabet! This guide is here to help you get familiar with the letters, sounds, and unique features that make up the Spanish language. Whether you’re just starting or want to improve your pronunciation, let’s dive into the basics of the Spanish alphabet, so you can feel more confident as you explore this beautiful language. ¡Vamos a empezar! (Let’s get started!)

Spanish Alphabet

The Spanish alphabet consists of 27 letters, each contributing to the unique phonetic sounds of the language. Here is an overview of the Spanish alphabet, including its consonants and vowels:

Spanish Alphabet
Spanish LetterName (Pronunciation)English EquivalentExample (English)
A aA (ah)AAmigo (friend)
B bBe (beh)BBarco (boat)
C cCe (seh)CCasa (house)
D dDe (deh)DDía (day)
E eE (eh)EEscuela (school)
F fEfe (eh-feh)FFlor (flower)
G gGe (heh)GGato (cat)
H hHache (ah-che)SilentHora (hour)
I iI (ee)IIdea (idea)
J jJota (ho-ta)HJirafa (giraffe)
K kKa (kah)KKiwi (kiwi)
L lEle (eh-leh)LLápiz (pencil)
M mEme (eh-meh)MManzana (apple)
N nEne (eh-neh)NNiño (child)
Ñ ñEñe (eh-nyeh)NYSeñor (mister)
O oO (oh)OOso (bear)
P pPe (peh)PPerro (dog)
Q qCu (coo)KQuince (fifteen)
R rEre (eh-reh)RRana (frog)
S sEse (eh-seh)SSol (sun)
T tTe (teh)TTierra (earth)
U uU (oo)UUva (grape)
V vUve (oo-veh)BVaso (glass)
W wDoble uve (doh-bleh oo-veh)WWhisky (whiskey)
X xEquis (eh-kees)KSXilófono (xylophone)
Y yI griega (ee gree-eh-gah)YYoga (yoga)
Z zZeta (seh-tah)ZZorro (fox)

Spanish Consonants

Spanish consonants contribute to the language’s distinct sounds. Here is a guide to Spanish consonants:

Spanish ConsonantName (Pronunciation)English Equivalent
B bBe (beh)B
C cCe (seh)C
CH/ChCh (che)Ch
D dDe (deh)D
F fEfe (eh-feh)F
G gGe (heh)G
H hHache (ah-che)Silent
J jJota (ho-ta)H
K kKa (kah)K
L lEle (eh-leh)L
LL/LlLl (elle)Ll
M mEme (eh-meh)M
N nEne (eh-neh)N
Ñ ñEñe (eh-nyeh)NY
P pPe (peh)P
Q qCu (coo)K
R rEre (eh-reh)R
RRRr (erre)Rr
S sEse (eh-seh)S
T tTe (teh)T
V vUve (oo-veh)B
W wDoble uve (doh-bleh oo-veh)W
X xEquis (eh-kees)KS
Y yI griega (ee gree-eh-gah)Y
Z zZeta (seh-tah)Z

Spanish Vowels

Vowels play a crucial role in Spanish pronunciation. Here are the Spanish vowels:

Spanish VowelName (Pronunciation)English Equivalent
A aA (ah)A
E eE (eh)E
I iI (ee)I
O oO (oh)O
U uU (oo)U

So, there you have it – the Spanish alphabet in a nutshell! Remember, learning a language is an adventure, and these basics are your starting point. Practice, have fun, and soon you’ll be chatting away in Spanish. ¡Buena suerte! (Good luck!)

Also Read: Spanish Numbers

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