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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
aApronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
a95.14%cazador pronunciationasí pronunciationlago pronunciationverdura pronunciationvaca pronunciation
ä4.26%añadir pronunciationsoldado pronunciationmartillo pronunciationañadir pronunciationcada pronunciation
ã0.38%mano pronunciation
ɑ0.23%cabeza pronunciationcalle pronunciation
bBpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
b51.33%también pronunciationbrazo pronunciationbosque pronunciationboca pronunciationhombro pronunciation
β48.67%ibpronunciationnublado pronunciationabogado pronunciationabeja pronunciationabrigo pronunciation
cCpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
k65.07%blancpronunciationcruce pronunciationcantante pronunciationcatorce pronunciationcorazón pronunciation
θ33.82%cirugía pronunciationcien pronunciationquincpronunciationformación pronunciationinyección pronunciation
s1.10%oncpronunciation
dDpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
ð59.56%cascadpronunciationcadpronunciationnubladpronunciationedificio pronunciationruedpronunciation
d40.44%espaldpronunciationdía pronunciationdespués pronunciationdos pronunciationcuandpronunciation
eEpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
e97.53%parepronunciationporque pronunciationsiempre pronunciationfebrero pronunciationespalda pronunciation
2.07%señor pronunciationdiente pronunciationentonces pronunciation
ɛ0.39%guerrero pronunciationguerrero pronunciation
fFpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
f100.00%perfume pronunciationsofá pronunciationmarfil pronunciationfue pronunciationedificio pronunciation
gGpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
ɡ43.71%gris pronunciationagosto pronunciationgato pronunciationglobo pronunciationabrigpronunciation
ɣ32.93%estómagpronunciationsiguiente pronunciationiglesia pronunciationaguja pronunciationvergüenza pronunciation
x18.56%cirugía pronunciationingeniero pronunciationgina pronunciation
g3.59%enemigpronunciationsinvergüenza pronunciationalgpronunciation
ɰ1.20%suegra pronunciationguante pronunciation
hHpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
silent100.00%hombre pronunciationhoy pronunciationhombro pronunciationhijo pronunciationalcohol pronunciation
iIpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
i70.45%sino pronunciationkilómetro pronunciationquince pronunciationchillar pronunciationmipronunciation
j29.26%siete pronunciationcanción pronunciationdiccionaripronunciationedificipronunciationavión pronunciation
ĩ0.28%domingo pronunciation
jJpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
x95.96%mejilla pronunciationhijpronunciationrojpronunciationojpronunciation
χ4.04%juez pronunciation
kKpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
k100.00%kilómetro pronunciation
lLpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
l100.00%biblioteca pronunciationreloj pronunciationglobo pronunciationnublado pronunciationpolicía pronunciation
mMpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
m100.00%mano pronunciationhombro pronunciationmartes pronunciationestómago pronunciationkilómetro pronunciation
nNpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
n92.21%ganso pronunciationinyección pronunciationvinpronunciationjabón pronunciationingeniero pronunciation
ŋ5.19%blanco pronunciationcincuenta pronunciationcinco pronunciationlengua pronunciationdomingo pronunciation
m1.04%sinvergüenza pronunciation
ɲ0.35%poncho pronunciationancho pronunciation
ñÑpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
ɲ97.37%años pronunciationarañpronunciationseñor pronunciationbañpronunciationextrañpronunciation
ɳ2.63%añadir pronunciation
oOpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
o98.73%saborear pronunciationmartillo pronunciationcuando pronunciationo pronunciationextraño pronunciation
õ0.95%entonces pronunciationconversación pronunciation
ɔ0.32%formación pronunciation
pPpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
p100.00%policía pronunciationperro pronunciationpan pronunciationpreguntar pronunciationespejo pronunciation
qQpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
rRpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
ɾ85.43%perpronunciationcolor pronunciationllorar pronunciationaraña pronunciationcirugía pronunciation
r14.57%rueda pronunciationcantar pronunciationgris pronunciationlibrpronunciationarmario pronunciation
sSpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
s99.14%vaspronunciationmiércoles pronunciationasí pronunciationmaripospronunciationquespronunciation
z0.86%mismo pronunciation
tTpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
t100.00%bicicletpronunciationmatemáticas pronunciationsiguientpronunciationtambor pronunciationmatemáticas pronunciation
uUpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
u70.15%pulmón pronunciationperfume pronunciationusted pronunciationlupronunciationverdura pronunciation
w26.15%jueves pronunciationdespués pronunciationrueda pronunciationcuatro pronunciationcuello pronunciation
silent3.38%guerrero pronunciationguerra pronunciationsiguiente pronunciation
ũ0.31%preguntar pronunciation
vVpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
b54.86%vaca pronunciationuvpronunciationverde pronunciationciervpronunciationviernes pronunciation
β45.14%vez pronunciationcerveza pronunciationlluvia pronunciationclavpronunciationjueves pronunciation
wWpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
xXpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
ks100.00%extraño pronunciation
yYpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
ʝ44.74%ypronunciationplaypronunciationinyección pronunciationypronunciation
j42.11%tuypronunciationsuypronunciationrey pronunciationhoy pronunciationbuey pronunciation
i13.16%y pronunciationmuy pronunciationhay pronunciation
zZpronunciation
IPA Frequency Example
θ100.00%corazón pronunciationluz pronunciationbrazpronunciationcalabazpronunciationzapato pronunciation


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