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The Spanish Alphabet

This page shows the Spanish alphabet, how to pronounce the letter individually, and how the letter takes on different pronunciations within words using the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) symbols. The frequency of occurrence of that pronunciation in a large collection of words is also shown, along with an example word. Use the Spelling exercise to train your ear to the sounds of Spanish.

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Letter Capital Pronounce
aA
IPA Frequency Example
a95.14%corazón 
ä4.26%añadir 
ã0.38%mano 
ɑ0.23%cabeza 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b51.33%brazo 
β48.67%abeja 
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k65.07%escuchar 
θ33.82%cien 
s1.10%onc
dD
IPA Frequency Example
ð59.56%nublad
d40.44%dedo 
eE
IPA Frequency Example
e97.53%escuchar 
2.07%diente 
ɛ0.39%guerrero 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%fue 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ43.71%agosto 
ɣ32.93%vergüenza 
x18.56%ingeniero 
g3.59%alg
ɰ1.20%guante 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
silent100.00%hace 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
i70.45%página 
j29.26%siempre 
ĩ0.28%domingo 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
x95.96%roj
χ4.04%juez 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%kilómetro 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l100.00%plato 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%mar 
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n92.21%carn
ŋ5.19%esponja 
m1.04%sinvergüenza 
ɲ0.35%poncho 
ñÑ
IPA Frequency Example
ɲ97.37%años 
ɳ2.63%añadir 
oO
IPA Frequency Example
o98.73%comer 
õ0.95%conversación 
ɔ0.32%formación 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%pelo 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɾ85.43%mejor 
r14.57%ciervo 
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s99.14%cisne 
z0.86%mismo 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%matemáticas 
uU
IPA Frequency Example
u70.15%suya 
w26.15%cuerpo 
silent3.38%siguiente 
ũ0.31%preguntar 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
b54.86%conversación 
β45.14%vez 
wW
IPA Frequency Example
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks100.00%extraño 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
ʝ44.74%play
j42.11%tuy
i13.16%y 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
θ100.00%nariz