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The English Alphabet

This page shows the English 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 English.


Letter Capital Pronounce
aApronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
æ33.88%alcohol pronunciationactor pronunciationmapronunciationvalley pronunciationbanjo pronunciation
ə28.99%necklace pronunciationcanoe pronunciationphotographer pronunciationaddition pronunciationregionapronunciation
20.57%plate pronunciationrazor pronunciationtaste pronunciationgate pronunciationelevator pronunciation
ɑ5.03%glass pronunciationmask pronunciationbra pronunciationaunt pronunciationbathroom pronunciation
ɛ3.47%hair pronunciationtomato pronunciationairplane pronunciationstairs pronunciationchair pronunciation
a2.75%ladder pronunciationcast pronunciationhandkerchief pronunciationcabbage pronunciation
ɪ1.92%bandage pronunciationmountain pronunciationorange pronunciationcabbage pronunciationchocolate pronunciation
ɔ1.63%talk pronunciationchalk pronunciationwalk pronunciationsalt pronunciationcalled pronunciation
ɒ1.23%swallow pronunciationwatch pronunciationdishwasher pronunciationyacht pronunciationswapronunciation
ʌ0.54%wasn't pronunciationappointment pronunciation
bBpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
b100.00%biscuit pronunciationbelieve pronunciationbook pronunciationblanket pronunciationbeer pronunciation
cCpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
k77.19%cloud pronunciationmicrowave pronunciationcorner pronunciationcalculator pronunciationcalled pronunciation
s22.81%cereal pronunciationbracelet pronunciationdancpronunciationfencpronunciationdecision pronunciation
dDpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
d100.00%drum pronunciationcloudpronunciationhandbag pronunciationgrandmother pronunciationspider pronunciation
eEpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
ɛ43.75%hedge pronunciationlepronunciationbench pronunciationpension pronunciationlettuce pronunciation
ɪ22.88%exhaust pronunciationserious pronunciationbelieve pronunciationchickepronunciationdetergent pronunciation
ə18.90%continent pronunciationseventy pronunciationseventeen pronunciationshovepronunciationpeninsula pronunciation
i8.37%appreciate pronunciationspecies pronunciationgeography pronunciationregional pronunciationceiling pronunciation
e4.39%helicopter pronunciationvegetable pronunciationengineer pronunciation
ɪə1.70%zero pronunciationcereal pronunciationdeer pronunciationbeer pronunciation
fFpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%flute pronunciationfrog pronunciationfence pronunciationfeud pronunciationfog pronunciation
gGpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ62.93%fog pronunciationgarage pronunciationgrape pronunciationglove pronunciationphotographer pronunciation
27.65%vegetable pronunciationcabbagpronunciationsurgeon pronunciationgeography pronunciationorangpronunciation
ʒ4.48%judgpronunciationhedgpronunciation
d͡ʒ4.19%chargpronunciationenergpronunciation
g0.75%grandmother pronunciation
hHpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
h100.00%hose pronunciationhill pronunciationhit pronunciationalcohol pronunciationhammer pronunciation
iIpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
ɪ74.61%artist pronunciationpink pronunciationreading pronunciationmilk pronunciationwindow pronunciation
15.34%writing pronunciationfile pronunciationfive pronunciationwine pronunciationquite pronunciation
i4.64%pianist pronunciationpiano pronunciationmagazine pronunciationtaxi pronunciationbroccoli pronunciation
ə3.88%security pronunciationcousipronunciationanimal pronunciationanxious pronunciationpupipronunciation
j0.76%onion pronunciation
ʌɪ0.76%require pronunciationidea pronunciation
jJpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
87.62%jeans pronunciationpajamas pronunciationjacket pronunciationjudge pronunciationbanjpronunciation
d͡ʒ12.38%jazz pronunciationjaw pronunciationjuice pronunciation
kKpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%lakpronunciationbook pronunciationsink pronunciationcakpronunciationskirt pronunciation
lLpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
l98.00%soldier pronunciationcolour pronunciationlaughter pronunciationshovel pronunciationvoluptuous pronunciation
ɫ1.39%beautiful pronunciationsilver pronunciation
əl0.60%real pronunciationcruel pronunciation
mMpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%hompronunciationcrimson pronunciationlemon pronunciationchimney pronunciationmouth pronunciation
nNpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
n96.48%seventeen pronunciationtwenty pronunciationdance pronunciationstanpronunciationfurniture pronunciation
ŋ3.52%pinpronunciationanxious pronunciationhandkerchief pronunciationdrinpronunciationmonkey pronunciation
oOpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
ə30.58%elevatopronunciationbroccoli pronunciationmotopronunciationrefrigeratopronunciationviolin pronunciation
ɒ26.97%hopronunciationorange pronunciationbottom pronunciationdopronunciationgeography pronunciation
əʊ16.92%cold pronunciationtopronunciationsocial pronunciationhome pronunciationpole pronunciation
o6.88%crowbar pronunciationsaxophone pronunciationmotorcycle pronunciationpotato pronunciationrainbopronunciation
ʌ5.85%tongue pronunciationcolor pronunciationcolour pronunciationonion pronunciationoven pronunciation
ɔ5.28%oil pronunciationhelicopter pronunciationtoilet pronunciationfloor pronunciationappointment pronunciation
ɑ5.11%stocking pronunciationhospital pronunciationphotographer pronunciation
u1.55%canopronunciationshopronunciation
ʊ0.86%woman pronunciation
pPpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%pianist pronunciationhelicopter pronunciationlamp pronunciationpasta pronunciationplumber pronunciation
qQpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
rRpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
ɹ69.46%zerpronunciationcrib pronunciationfruit pronunciationcrowbar pronunciationcruel pronunciation
r24.03%brpronunciationgeography pronunciationreligion pronunciationfrog pronunciationcrimson pronunciation
ə3.31%furniturpronunciationflour pronunciationrequirpronunciation
əɹ3.20%security pronunciationduring pronunciationtemperaturpronunciation
sSpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
s81.30%scarf pronunciationmaths pronunciationquestion pronunciationson pronunciationfrospronunciation
z17.28%transport pronunciationears pronunciationhospronunciationwasn't pronunciationcrimson pronunciation
ʃ0.74%sugar pronunciation
ʒ0.69%pleasure pronunciationusually pronunciation
tTpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%hospital pronunciationpedestrian pronunciationstomach pronunciationtunnel pronunciationtastpronunciation
uUpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
ʌ48.46%cupboard pronunciationnupronunciationtunnel pronunciationbrush pronunciationduck pronunciation
ju19.51%pupil pronunciationusually pronunciationperfume pronunciationissupronunciationtissupronunciation
ə13.04%pleasure pronunciationluxury pronunciationpressure pronunciationbeautifupronunciation
u7.19%prune pronunciationflute pronunciationruler pronunciation
5.44%security pronunciationduring pronunciation
ʊ4.93%push pronunciationbutcher pronunciationincongruous pronunciationusually pronunciationpull pronunciation
ɪ1.44%biscuit pronunciationguitar pronunciationlettuce pronunciation
vVpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
v100.00%glovpronunciationseventy pronunciationcavpronunciationeleven pronunciationbelievpronunciation
wWpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
w95.39%swallow pronunciationswan pronunciationwheel pronunciationtwelve pronunciationword pronunciation
ʊ4.61%crowbar pronunciationrainbow pronunciation
xXpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
ks84.92%sixty pronunciationsix pronunciationtaxpronunciationaxpronunciationsaxophone pronunciation
ɡ11.90%exactly pronunciationexit pronunciation
3.17%luxury pronunciationanxious pronunciation
yYpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
i69.47%security pronunciationcloudy pronunciationbaby pronunciationbalcony pronunciationfifty pronunciation
ɪ15.58%boy pronunciationseventy pronunciationbicycle pronunciation
10.59%psychological pronunciationbutterfly pronunciationwhy pronunciationpsychiatrist pronunciationcry pronunciation
j4.36%yacht pronunciationyellow pronunciationlawyer pronunciation
zZpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
z100.00%sneezpronunciationrazor pronunciationmagazine pronunciationlizard pronunciationzero pronunciation


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