Below is the complete alphabet in Spanish. Most of the letters are similar in pronunciation to English, but there are a few differences you’ll need to know. Word examples have been included so that you can not only practice your vowel sounds, but also the placement of accents in the words.
|Letter as Written||Name of Letter*||How to Say the Letter||Word Examples|
|A||A||AH||aDENtro (inside) aFUEra (outside)|
|B||Be||regular B is fine||BAño (bathroom)|
|C||Ce||S*** or K, depending||CEna (dinner), said like S
CAma (bed), said like K
|CH||Che||a hard CH||NOche (night)|
|D||De||regular D||desPAcio (slow)|
|F||Efe||regular F||faMIlia (family)|
|G||Ge||usually a normal G sound, sometimes H||GOrro (cap)
|J||Jota||H said from the throat.**||JUgo (juice)|
|LL||Elle||a hard Y sound is fine, you’ll sometimes hear it as more of a J||llaMAda (phone call)|
|Ñ||Eñe||Always said as a combination of N and a hard Y||BAño (bathroom, bath)|
|O||O||long O||o (or)|
|Q||Qu||K (nevertheless, Q is always written with the silent U)||QUEso (cheese)|
|R||Ere||R, with a roll of the tongue||reGAlo (gift)|
|RR||Erre||RRrr… You get the picture.||arrOz (rice)|
|u||U||OO (like food, or scoop)||club (club)|
|v||Ve||B is fine||vaRÓN (male)|
|w||Doble V||Normal W||wau (wow)|
|y||I Griega||a hard Y sound is fine, you’ll sometimes hear it as more of a J||ya (done, finished, now, already)|
*You can use these when spelling your name for a receptionist and when making reservations, etc.
**In Latin America, the J is said the same as any H, no difference.
***In Spain, S sounds are said like a soft TH
If you want to dive into grammar next, read this post on Spanish grammar.