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%estaba 
ä4.26%añadir 
ã0.38%mano 
ɑ0.23%cabeza 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b51.33%libro 
β48.67%abrigo 
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k65.07%cuerpo 
θ33.82%diccionario 
s1.10%onc
dD
IPA Frequency Example
ð59.56%cazador 
d40.44%después 
eE
IPA Frequency Example
e97.53%matemáticas 
2.07%señor 
ɛ0.39%guerrero 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%marfil 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ43.71%guerrero 
ɣ32.93%iglesia 
x18.56%gina 
g3.59%alg
ɰ1.20%guante 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
silent100.00%harina 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
i70.45%mejilla 
j29.26%edifici
ĩ0.28%domingo 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
x95.96%orej
χ4.04%juez 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%kilómetro 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l100.00%musl
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%mis 
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n92.21%mantequilla 
ŋ5.19%naranja 
m1.04%sinvergüenza 
ɲ0.35%poncho 
ñÑ
IPA Frequency Example
ɲ97.37%extrañ
ɳ2.63%añadir 
oO
IPA Frequency Example
o98.73%enero 
õ0.95%conversación 
ɔ0.32%formación 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%porque 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɾ85.43%ser 
r14.57%formación 
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s99.14%jueves 
z0.86%mismo 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%maestro 
uU
IPA Frequency Example
u70.15%escritura 
w26.15%cincuenta 
silent3.38%siguiente 
ũ0.31%preguntar 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
b54.86%vida 
β45.14%vez 
wW
IPA Frequency Example
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks100.00%extraño 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
ʝ44.74%y
j42.11%rey 
i13.16%muy 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
θ100.00%corazón 


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