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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.


Letter Capital Pronounce
aA
IPA Frequency Example
a95.14%cueva 
ä4.26%conversación 
ã0.38%mano 
ɑ0.23%calle 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b51.33%también 
β48.67%abrigo 
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k65.07%cazador 
θ33.82%cinco 
s1.10%onc
dD
IPA Frequency Example
ð59.56%tod
d40.44%desd
eE
IPA Frequency Example
e97.53%mejilla 
2.07%entonces 
ɛ0.39%guerrero 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%faro 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ43.71%amig
ɣ32.93%estómag
x18.56%cirugía 
g3.59%enemig
ɰ1.20%suegra 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
silent100.00%hijo 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
i70.45%licor 
j29.26%biblioteca 
ĩ0.28%domingo 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
x95.96%reloj 
χ4.04%juez 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%kilómetro 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l100.00%lengua 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%m
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n92.21%cincuenta 
ŋ5.19%domingo 
m1.04%sinvergüenza 
ɲ0.35%poncho 
ñÑ
IPA Frequency Example
ɲ97.37%niñ
ɳ2.63%añadir 
oO
IPA Frequency Example
o98.73%abuelo 
õ0.95%entonces 
ɔ0.32%formación 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%pecho 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɾ85.43%mirar 
r14.57%trece 
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s99.14%pescado 
z0.86%mismo 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%túnel 
uU
IPA Frequency Example
u70.15%suya 
w26.15%cuello 
silent3.38%guerrero 
ũ0.31%preguntar 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
b54.86%vergüenza 
β45.14%oveja 
wW
IPA Frequency Example
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks100.00%extraño 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
ʝ44.74%y
j42.11%hoy 
i13.16%muy 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
θ100.00%taz


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