Spanish Alphabet

Why learn the Spanish alphabet? It is important and basic to be able to ask how to spell a word or name and know the letters. It is also essential to know the sounds, so you can learn to read.

We recommend that young children – 10 years and under - focus on learning conversational Spanish. Children can easily and quickly learn to read in middle school. In elementary school, children are still learning to read English – so no need to confuse them.

This was the plan that I followed with my own children. They both speak and understand extremely well and have a great ear for other languages. At 10 they easily learned to read in no time. However, you can learn to sing the song at an early age for a fun head start.

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The alphabet:

  • a - a
  • b - be
  • c - ce
  • d - de
  • e - e
  • f - efe
  • g - ge
  • h - hache
  • i - i
  • j - jota
  • k - ca
  • l - ele
  • m - eme
  • n - ene
  • ñ - eñe
  • o - o
  • p - pe
  • q - cu
  • r - ere
  • rr - erre, doble ere
  • s - ese
  • t - te
  • u - u
  • v - uve
  • w - doble ve / uve doble
  • x -equis
  • y - i griega
  • z - zeta
  • H is always silent. LL is pronounced differently depending on the region. It can have a y sound or a very soft j.

    J is prounced like an h. It is silent if it is the last letter of a word.



    Click here for my recommendation for learning Spanish for kids.
    Click here for my recommendation for learning Spanish for adults



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