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Spanish Language Spanish Pronunciation: «Alphabet and Pronunciation»

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Hi Spanish learners!


In this section I will show you one of the most basic things you need to know in any language: the alphabet.

In order to have a good pronunciation you need to understand that Spanish sounds are similar to English sounds but they are actually different.

So we need to understand how to put the mouth in every sound of the Spanish language. To do that try to listen to native speakers and look at their mouth position.

If you practice those particular sounds that only exist in Spanish you will sound more like a native.


Have a good learning!

Aphabet[edit | edit source]

Letter Name Pronunciation Exceptions
A a a /a/
B b be, be larga /b/, /β/
C c ce /k/, /θ/
CH ch che /ʧ/ *According to the Spanish Royal Academy (SRA)

It is no longer part of the Spanish alphabet.

D d de /d/
E e e /e/
F f efe /f/
G g ge /ɡ/, /x/
H h hache Ø
I i i /i/
J j jota /x/
K k ka /k/
L l ele /l/
LL ll elle /ʎ/ *According to the Spanish Royal Academy (SRA)

It is no longer part of the Spanish alphabet.

M m eme /m/
N n ene /n/
Ñ ñ eñe /ɲ/
O o o /o/
P p pe /p/
Q q cu /k/
R r erre /ɾ/, /r/ https://www.thoughtco.com/pronouncing-the-r-3079556
S s ese /s/
T t te /t/
U u u /u/
V v uve - ve - ve corta /b/
W w uve doble, doble u, doble ve /w/, /b/
X x equis /ks/, /x/, /s/
Y y i igriega, ye /ʝ/, /i/
Z z zeta /θ/

*Exceptions information: http://www.rae.es/consultas/exclusion-de-ch-y-ll-del-abecedario


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