Alphabet

Spanish Alphabet (Script and Pronunciation)

Duration: 30 mins

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This first lesson teaches the alphabet in Spanish. This includes a video, the alphabet and pronunciation. If you stay with me from start to finish, I promise you that you will learn a lot. I will try to give examples using both words and sound. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Spanish Classes.

Spanish Alphabet

The alphabet is the building block of the Spanish language. Usually it is the first thing a person should start learning, because without it, you can neither read nor write. This means that the following 30 min are going to be the most important in your learning quest.

How many letters are there in the Spanish alphabet?

The Spanish alphabet contains 29 letters. What are the extra letters? The answer is: In addition to the 26 usual letters you find in English, the extra letters are: ñ, ch and ll.

Below is the Spanish alphabet in a table containing 3 columns (The sound of the letters, the character, and the English equivalent). Please note that whenever there is a *, that means there is no equivalent in English and that the best way to know how the letter sounds is to click on the sound button or to read the explanation below. Make sure you repeat each letter after you hear it.

Alphabet in Spanish

Audio Letter English equivalent Example

a

(a)hola

b

(b)bravo, lab

c*

(watch video below)cat/ civil

ch*

(watch video below)choose, chico

d

(d)day, dos

e

(e)el, pelo

f

(f)feel, feliz

g*

(watch video below)good, gato

h*

(watch video below)(silent h)

i

(i)si, isla

j*

(watch video below)jalapeño

k

(k)kiss, king

l

(l)like, linda

ll*

(watch video below)llama

m

(m)Maria

n

(n)nice, bonito

ñ*

(watch video below)jalapeño

o

(o)solo

p

(p)play, pasta

q

(q)te quiero

r*

(watch video below)racketa, oro

s

(s)si, señor

t*

(watch video below)todo

u*

(watch video below)uno, luna

v*

(watch video below)bat

w

(w)waka waka

x*

(watch video below)sharp h (Xavier)

y

(y)yoga

z*

(watch video below)sweet, think

This video explains the Spanish alphabet. We recommend watching it before proceeding to the next lesson.

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Congratulations! You finished your first alphabet lesson in Spanish. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Spanish Lesson 2. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Spanish homepage.

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