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%vaca 
ä4.26%mantequilla 
ã0.38%mano 
ɑ0.23%cabeza 
bB
IPA Frequency Example
b51.33%abuelo 
β48.67%abril 
cC
IPA Frequency Example
k65.07%calabaza 
θ33.82%hacer 
s1.10%onc
dD
IPA Frequency Example
ð59.56%almohad
d40.44%d
eE
IPA Frequency Example
e97.53%guerra 
2.07%entonces 
ɛ0.39%guerrero 
fF
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%marfil 
gG
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ43.71%gato 
ɣ32.93%estómag
x18.56%gina 
g3.59%sinvergüenza 
ɰ1.20%suegra 
hH
IPA Frequency Example
silent100.00%hizo 
iI
IPA Frequency Example
i70.45%iglesia 
j29.26%formación 
ĩ0.28%domingo 
jJ
IPA Frequency Example
x95.96%roj
χ4.04%juez 
kK
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%kilómetro 
lL
IPA Frequency Example
l100.00%almohada 
mM
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%muslo 
nN
IPA Frequency Example
n92.21%entonces 
ŋ5.19%ingeniero 
m1.04%sinvergüenza 
ɲ0.35%ancho 
ñÑ
IPA Frequency Example
ɲ97.37%uñ
ɳ2.63%añadir 
oO
IPA Frequency Example
o98.73%ciervo 
õ0.95%entonces 
ɔ0.32%formación 
pP
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%espejo 
qQ
IPA Frequency Example
rR
IPA Frequency Example
ɾ85.43%orquesta 
r14.57%madr
sS
IPA Frequency Example
s99.14%es 
z0.86%mismo 
tT
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%cantar 
uU
IPA Frequency Example
u70.15%azu
w26.15%cueva 
silent3.38%guerrero 
ũ0.31%preguntar 
vV
IPA Frequency Example
b54.86%vino 
β45.14%huev
wW
IPA Frequency Example
xX
IPA Frequency Example
ks100.00%extraño 
yY
IPA Frequency Example
ʝ44.74%y
j42.11%buey 
i13.16%hay 
zZ
IPA Frequency Example
θ100.00%taz


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