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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.

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Letter Capital Pronounce
aA
IPA Frequency Example
a95.14%lengua 
ä4.26%mantequilla 
ã0.38%mano 
ɑ0.23%calle 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b51.33%buey 
β48.67%cabeza 
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k65.07%cascada 
θ33.82%doc
s1.10%onc
dD
IPA Frequency Example
ð59.56%almohad
d40.44%dieciséis 
eE
IPA Frequency Example
e97.53%enero 
2.07%entonces 
ɛ0.39%guerrero 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%falda 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ43.71%lag
ɣ32.93%preguntar 
x18.56%ingeniero 
g3.59%sinvergüenza 
ɰ1.20%suegra 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
silent100.00%alcohol 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
i70.45%tiza 
j29.26%canción 
ĩ0.28%domingo 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
x95.96%jabón 
χ4.04%juez 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%kilómetro 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l100.00%clavo 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%armario 
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n92.21%pulmón 
ŋ5.19%cinco 
m1.04%sinvergüenza 
ɲ0.35%poncho 
ñÑ
IPA Frequency Example
ɲ97.37%bañ
ɳ2.63%añadir 
oO
IPA Frequency Example
o98.73%nublado 
õ0.95%entonces 
ɔ0.32%formación 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%pie 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɾ85.43%mar 
r14.57%rey 
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s99.14%es 
z0.86%mismo 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%siguient
uU
IPA Frequency Example
u70.15%abuelo 
w26.15%juez 
silent3.38%siguiente 
ũ0.31%preguntar 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
b54.86%viernes 
β45.14%huev
wW
IPA Frequency Example
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks100.00%extraño 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
ʝ44.74%play
j42.11%tuy
i13.16%muy 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
θ100.00%sinvergüenz