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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
aApronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
a95.14%espalda pronunciationcazador pronunciationa pronunciationcuando pronunciationescuela pronunciation
ä4.26%cabo pronunciationiglesia pronunciationañadir pronunciationalgo pronunciationmarzo pronunciation
ã0.38%mano pronunciation
ɑ0.23%cabeza pronunciationcalle pronunciation
bBpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
b51.33%abuelo pronunciationbiblioteca pronunciationbailar pronunciationballena pronunciationbicicleta pronunciation
β48.67%corbata pronunciationbiblioteca pronunciationnublado pronunciationabeja pronunciationcaballo pronunciation
cCpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
k65.07%bibliotecpronunciationcabo pronunciationmiércoles pronunciationcomer pronunciationcamisa pronunciation
θ33.82%decir pronunciationedificio pronunciationformación pronunciationcrucpronunciationcocina pronunciation
s1.10%oncpronunciation
dDpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
ð59.56%ruedpronunciationvidpronunciationañadir pronunciationcascadpronunciationradio pronunciation
d40.44%diez pronunciationdos pronunciationespaldpronunciationdía pronunciationdiente pronunciation
eEpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
e97.53%viernepronunciationmejilla pronunciationdedo pronunciationsiete pronunciationvergüenza pronunciation
2.07%señor pronunciationdiente pronunciationentonces pronunciation
ɛ0.39%guerrero pronunciationguerrero pronunciation
fFpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%perfume pronunciationfrío pronunciationfalda pronunciationedificio pronunciationformación pronunciation
gGpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ43.71%ganso pronunciationamigpronunciationguerra pronunciationglobo pronunciationabrigpronunciation
ɣ32.93%estómagpronunciationvergüenza pronunciationpreguntar pronunciationaguja pronunciationabogado pronunciation
x18.56%gina pronunciationingeniero pronunciationcirugía pronunciation
g3.59%sinvergüenza pronunciationalgpronunciationenemigpronunciation
ɰ1.20%guante pronunciationsuegra pronunciation
hHpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
silent100.00%hoy pronunciationhombro pronunciationalcohol pronunciationhuevo pronunciationhombre pronunciation
iIpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
i70.45%mismo pronunciationdieciipronunciationingeniero pronunciationmatemáticas pronunciationbicicleta pronunciation
j29.26%diccionaripronunciationsiempre pronunciationtiempo pronunciationhacipronunciationaceite pronunciation
ĩ0.28%domingo pronunciation
jJpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
x95.96%abejpronunciationreloj pronunciationrojpronunciationesponjpronunciationagujpronunciation
χ4.04%juez pronunciation
kKpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%kilómetro pronunciation
lLpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
l100.00%escuelpronunciationalcohol pronunciationblanco pronunciationalmohada pronunciationpulmón pronunciation
mMpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%menos pronunciationmaestro pronunciationcomida pronunciationkilómetro pronunciationmúsica pronunciation
nNpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
n92.21%nublado pronunciationanillo pronunciationnaranja pronunciationcanción pronunciationingeniero pronunciation
ŋ5.19%cinco pronunciationcincuenta pronunciationesponja pronunciationlengua pronunciationblanco pronunciation
m1.04%sinvergüenza pronunciation
ɲ0.35%ancho pronunciationponcho pronunciation
ñÑpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
ɲ97.37%extrañpronunciationseñor pronunciationbañpronunciationniñpronunciationarañpronunciation
ɳ2.63%añadir pronunciation
oOpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
o98.73%mucho pronunciationdopronunciationmano pronunciationo pronunciationcatorce pronunciation
õ0.95%conversación pronunciationentonces pronunciation
ɔ0.32%formación pronunciation
pPpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%espalda pronunciationplato pronunciationespejo pronunciationpared pronunciationperfume pronunciation
qQpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
rRpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
ɾ85.43%diccionario pronunciationguerrerpronunciationcruce pronunciationazúcar pronunciationparte pronunciation
r14.57%formación pronunciationrío pronunciationarmario pronunciationtrece pronunciationciervo pronunciation
sSpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
s99.14%sin pronunciationcamispronunciationlunes pronunciationdespués pronunciationdesde pronunciation
z0.86%mismo pronunciation
tTpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%tiza pronunciationtiempo pronunciationestómago pronunciationtrece pronunciationbiblioteca pronunciation
uUpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
u70.15%aguja pronunciationperfume pronunciationtuyo pronunciationsuya pronunciationsu pronunciation
w26.15%cueva pronunciationrueda pronunciationcuatro pronunciationbuey pronunciationcuello pronunciation
silent3.38%siguiente pronunciationguerrero pronunciationguerra pronunciation
ũ0.31%preguntar pronunciation
vVpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
b54.86%sinvergüenza pronunciationciervpronunciationvida pronunciationvino pronunciationverde pronunciation
β45.14%lluvia pronunciationjueves pronunciationavión pronunciationvez pronunciationclavpronunciation
wWpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
xXpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
ks100.00%extraño pronunciation
yYpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
ʝ44.74%inyección pronunciationypronunciationplaypronunciationypronunciation
j42.11%tuypronunciationbuey pronunciationrey pronunciationsuypronunciationhoy pronunciation
i13.16%muy pronunciationy pronunciationhay pronunciation
zZpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
θ100.00%zorro pronunciationnariz pronunciationsinvergüenzpronunciationpizarra pronunciationtizpronunciation


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