The Spanish Alphabet
The Spanish alphabet is currently made up of the following 27 letters: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, ñ, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z.
The orthography used in the Spanish language also includes the following 5 digraphs: ch, ll, rr, gu, qu.
A digraph is a combination of two letters that represent one sound. For example, the digraph “ch” represents the sound /tʃ/, as in “chip.”
Digraphs continue to be used in the Spanish language. The novelty here is that they are not considered letters of the Spanish alphabet anymore. Before 1994, the digraphs “ch” and “ll” were part of it.
In today’s lesson, we will learn the names of the letters of the Spanish alphabet, their pronunciation and some rules to read Spanish text correctly. Let’s go!
These are the lowercase and uppercase forms of each of the letters of the Spanish alphabet. Next to each letter, you will see its recommended name.
Interesting Fact: The letters of the Spanish Alphabet are feminine: la a, la be, la ce, la de…
Other Letter Names
The following letters of the Spanish alphabet have more than one valid name in areas where Spanish is spoken: b, v, w, y, i.
In a congress held in 1994, the Association of Academies of the Spanish Language decided to promote the use of one unique name for each letter of the Spanish alphabet.
Pronunciation and Orthography
In general, in the Spanish language, every letter has a sound and every sound has a letter. However, there are some exceptions.
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