• Spanish course for beginners
  • 1 The alphabet in Spanish [0/1]
  • 2 Spanish pronunciation rules [0/3]
  • 3 Introduce yourself in Spanish [0/2]
  • 4 Greetings in Spanish [0/2]
  • 5 Telling the time in Spanish [0/1]
  • 6 Counting in Spanish [0/3]
  • 7 Colours in Spanish [0/4]
  • 8 Days and months in Spanish [0/4]
  • 9 Weather in Spanish [0/2]
  • 10 Emotions in Spanish [0/3]
  • 11 Needs and opinions in Spanish [0/2]
  • 12 Asking for directions in Spanish [0/2]
  • 13 Foods and drinks in Spanish [0/3]
  • 14 How to order food in Spanish [0/2]
  • 15 Body parts in Spanish [0/4]
  • 16 Clothes in Spanish [0/3]
  • 17 Family in Spanish [0/3]
  • 18 Birthday wishes and party words in Spanish [0/3]
  • 19 Hobbies in Spanish [0/3]
  • 20 Animal names in Spanish [0/2]
  • 21 Countries and nationalities in Spanish [0/3]
  • The alphabet in Spanish

    Everything starts with an alphabet. So do we. Let´s dive into the sign system of Spanish language. 

    Say the alphabet in Spanish

    A, B, C, Ch, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, Ll, M, N, Ñ, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

    Letter Transcription Example in a word
    A,a  [a] abogado (lawyer)
    B, b [be] bueno (good)
    C, c [ce] casa (home)
    Ch, ch [che] chica (girl)
    D, d [de] domingo (Sunday)
    E, e [e] elefante (elephant)
    F, f [efe] feliz (happy)
    G, g [ge] gente (people)
    H, h [hache] hablar (talk)
    I, i [i] inglés (English)
    J, j [jota] joven (young)
    K, k [ka] kilómetro (kilometer)
    L, l [ele] lavadora (washing machine)
    Ll, ll [elle] lluvia (rain)
    M, m [eme] mayo (May)
    N, n [ene] nombre (name)
    Ñ, ñ [eñe] niño (child)
    O, o [o] otoño (autumn)
    P, p [pe] película (movie)
    Q, q [cu] quince (fifteen)
    R, r [erre] ropa (clothes)
    S, s [ese] salud (health)
    T, t [te] tienda (store)
    U, u [u] uno (one)
    V, v [uve] vale (okay)
    W, w [uve doble] [doble ve] windsurf (windsurfing)
    X, x [equis] xilografía (woodcut)
    Y, y [igriega] ya (already)
    Z, z [zeta] zanahoria (carrot)


    Letters of the Spanish alphabet

    the Spanish alphabet

    Spanish alphabet is separated into vowels and consonants.

    Vowels in Spanish

    A, E, O, I, U

    smileyStrong vowels are A, E, O. Weak are I and U.enlightenedHere it comes pronunciation lesson number 1:

    1. When we have 2 strong vowels one next to the other in a word, then we pronounce 2 individual syllables. Example: paseo (pa-se-o) has 3 syllables.
    2. If we have a strong and a weak vowel one next to the other or two weak ones one next to the other, then we pronounce 1 single syllable. Example: juicio (jui - cio) has 2 syllables. 

    Consonants in Spanish

    B, C, Ch, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, Ll, M, N, Ñ, P, Q, R, S, T, V, W, X, Y, Z

    Letters unique to the Spanish alphabet

    They lack in other writing systems and have a specific pronunciation. Ch is similar to the English letter combination "ch" considering pronunciation. While Ll and Ñ have the function to soften the following vowel. 

    Letter Transcription Example in a word
    Ch, ch [che] chaqueta (jacket)
    Ll, ll [elle] llaves (keys)
    Ñ [eñe] araña (spider)


    smileyYou have completed your first Spanish lesson! Use the microphone to practice the vocalization of the letters and go ahead with the exercises! 


    Letters unique to Spanish alphabet exercise