This free audio lesson is on the Spanish alphabet. Pronouncing the alphabet in Spanish is one of the key building blocks to Spanish fluency!
Remember your days at kindergarten? You learned the alphabet right? Well, starting with the Spanish alphabet is a great place to start. Spanish is such an easy language to speak. It is phonetic, which means that as long as you memorize the sounds of each letter in the alphabet, you can read ANY word!
The Spanish Alphabet: Audio
If you said ñ you’d be right!
- The ñ sound is pronounced like an n followed by a yay.
How to say the Spanish alphabetBelow is a guide to the pronunciation of the letters of the alphabet. Click on the audio to practice!
In Latin American countries (specially in the South), around the 60's and 70's, people were taught that "rr" was part of the alphabet, although it was never considered like that by the Royal Spanish Academy. It's important to keep in mind that nowadays, the letter "r" is pronounced "air-eh" (as you hear Mauricio say it!).
For completeness, here are the pronunciation principles of the old letters;
- ch - cheh
- ll - eh-yeh
- rr - err-eh (roll those Rs!)