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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.


Letter Capital Pronounce
aA
IPA Frequency Example
a95.14%ballena 
ä4.26%cabo 
ã0.38%mano 
ɑ0.23%cabeza 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b51.33%abuela 
β48.67%glob
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k65.07%cantante 
θ33.82%conversación 
s1.10%onc
dD
IPA Frequency Example
ð59.56%verdura 
d40.44%sábad
eE
IPA Frequency Example
e97.53%verde 
2.07%entonces 
ɛ0.39%guerrero 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%frío 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ43.71%gato 
ɣ32.93%vergüenza 
x18.56%ingeniero 
g3.59%enemig
ɰ1.20%guante 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
silent100.00%hasta 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
i70.45%mariposa 
j29.26%pi
ĩ0.28%domingo 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
x95.96%aguj
χ4.04%juez 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%kilómetro 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l100.00%leche 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%mism
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n92.21%jardín 
ŋ5.19%lengua 
m1.04%sinvergüenza 
ɲ0.35%poncho 
ñÑ
IPA Frequency Example
ɲ97.37%bañ
ɳ2.63%añadir 
oO
IPA Frequency Example
o98.73%conejo 
õ0.95%conversación 
ɔ0.32%formación 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%preguntar 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɾ85.43%brazo 
r14.57%libr
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s99.14%escoba 
z0.86%mismo 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%aceit
uU
IPA Frequency Example
u70.15%lluvia 
w26.15%nueve 
silent3.38%siguiente 
ũ0.31%preguntar 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
b54.86%sinvergüenza 
β45.14%cerveza 
wW
IPA Frequency Example
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks100.00%extraño 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
ʝ44.74%play
j42.11%hoy 
i13.16%muy 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
θ100.00%zorro 


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