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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%estómago 
ä4.26%marzo 
ã0.38%mano 
ɑ0.23%calle 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b51.33%jabón 
β48.67%abeja 
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k65.07%cubo 
θ33.82%cincuenta 
s1.10%onc
dD
IPA Frequency Example
ð59.56%radio 
d40.44%desd
eE
IPA Frequency Example
e97.53%decir 
2.07%diente 
ɛ0.39%guerrero 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%febrero 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ43.71%globo 
ɣ32.93%aguja 
x18.56%gina 
g3.59%alg
ɰ1.20%guante 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
silent100.00%ahora 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
i70.45%comida 
j29.26%tierra 
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%iglesia 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%hombro 
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n92.21%diccionario 
ŋ5.19%ingeniero 
m1.04%sinvergüenza 
ɲ0.35%poncho 
ñÑ
IPA Frequency Example
ɲ97.37%arañ
ɳ2.63%añadir 
oO
IPA Frequency Example
o98.73%pelo 
õ0.95%conversación 
ɔ0.32%formación 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%plato 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɾ85.43%vergüenza 
r14.57%trece 
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s99.14%tres 
z0.86%mismo 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%biblioteca 
uU
IPA Frequency Example
u70.15%su 
w26.15%cueva 
silent3.38%guerrero 
ũ0.31%preguntar 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
b54.86%cierv
β45.14%cuev
wW
IPA Frequency Example
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks100.00%extraño 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
ʝ44.74%y
j42.11%suy
i13.16%muy 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
θ100.00%zapato 


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