El alfabeto español
the Spanish alphabet
El alfabeto español
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Most consonants sound the same in
Spanish and English.
Spanish vowels only have one sound each,
as opposed to the variety in English.
The Spanish alphabet has an additional
four letters.
Los consonantes
Consonants
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Los consonantes
consonants
B
D
F
Los consonantes
consonants
H
is always silent
J
K
Los consonantes
consonants
L
M
N
Los consonantes
consonants
P
Q
R
Los consonantes
consonants
S
T
V
Los consonantes
consonants
W
X
Z
Los consonantes
consonants
Remember this rule:
I’s and E’s make soft C’s and G’s
These two consonants have
different sounds according to the
vowel that follows.
Los consonantes
consonants
C
Before e, i – soft “c” like an English “s”
cesta, cielo
Before a, o, u – hard “c” like English car
carne, caro
Los consonantes
consonants
G
Before e, i – soft “g” like an English “h”
generoso, gente
Before a, o, u – hard “g” like English gas
gato, gasolina
Los vocales
vowels
Los vocales
vowels
A
(ah) as in taco
E
(eh) as in Pepe
Los vocales
vowels
I
(ee) as in burrito
O
(oh) as in hola
Los vocales
vowels
U
(oo) As in burrito
Y
(ee) Just like “i”
Los consonantes
extras
extra consonants
Los extras
extras
ch
(ch) like in English church
Chile, chicle
Los extras
extras
ll
(eyeh) like an English “y”
llama, llover
Los extras
extras
ñ
(nya) like “ni” in English onion
mañana, daño
Los extras
extras
rr
Like an English “r” but longer, rolled
burro, carro
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