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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%arquitecto 
ä4.26%añadir 
ã0.38%mano 
ɑ0.23%cabeza 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b51.33%abuela 
β48.67%estab
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k65.07%codo 
θ33.82%catorc
s1.10%onc
dD
IPA Frequency Example
ð59.56%edificio 
d40.44%dieciséis 
eE
IPA Frequency Example
e97.53%después 
2.07%diente 
ɛ0.39%guerrero 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%sofá 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ43.71%gris 
ɣ32.93%abogado 
x18.56%cirugía 
g3.59%alg
ɰ1.20%suegra 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
silent100.00%h
iI
IPA Frequency Example
i70.45%harina 
j29.26%diccionari
ĩ0.28%domingo 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
x95.96%jardín 
χ4.04%juez 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%kilómetro 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l100.00%abril 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%mis 
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n92.21%cuando 
ŋ5.19%ingeniero 
m1.04%sinvergüenza 
ɲ0.35%ancho 
ñÑ
IPA Frequency Example
ɲ97.37%extrañ
ɳ2.63%añadir 
oO
IPA Frequency Example
o98.73%mejo
õ0.95%entonces 
ɔ0.32%formación 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%pecho 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɾ85.43%corbata 
r14.57%chillar 
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s99.14%sofá 
z0.86%mismo 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%gat
uU
IPA Frequency Example
u70.15%perfume 
w26.15%jueves 
silent3.38%guerra 
ũ0.31%preguntar 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
b54.86%sinvergüenza 
β45.14%avión 
wW
IPA Frequency Example
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks100.00%extraño 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
ʝ44.74%y
j42.11%rey 
i13.16%y 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
θ100.00%tiz


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