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%marrón 
ä4.26%mantequilla 
ã0.38%mano 
ɑ0.23%calle 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b51.33%hombre 
β48.67%abeja 
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k65.07%miércoles 
θ33.82%doc
s1.10%onc
dD
IPA Frequency Example
ð59.56%comid
d40.44%fald
eE
IPA Frequency Example
e97.53%maestro 
2.07%diente 
ɛ0.39%guerrero 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%marfil 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ43.71%amig
ɣ32.93%iglesia 
x18.56%cirugía 
g3.59%sinvergüenza 
ɰ1.20%guante 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
silent100.00%almohada 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
i70.45%edificio 
j29.26%armari
ĩ0.28%domingo 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
x95.96%jueves 
χ4.04%juez 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%kilómetro 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l100.00%lunes 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%martillo 
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n92.21%un
ŋ5.19%esponja 
m1.04%sinvergüenza 
ɲ0.35%ancho 
ñÑ
IPA Frequency Example
ɲ97.37%niñ
ɳ2.63%añadir 
oO
IPA Frequency Example
o98.73%queso 
õ0.95%conversación 
ɔ0.32%formación 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%por 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɾ85.43%saborear 
r14.57%radio 
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s99.14%señor 
z0.86%mismo 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%t
uU
IPA Frequency Example
u70.15%nublado 
w26.15%cincuenta 
silent3.38%guerrero 
ũ0.31%preguntar 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
b54.86%vaca 
β45.14%cerveza 
wW
IPA Frequency Example
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks100.00%extraño 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
ʝ44.74%y
j42.11%buey 
i13.16%muy 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
θ100.00%nariz 


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