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El alfabeto español the Spanish alphabet
El alfabeto español Most consonants sound the same in Spanish and English. Spanish vowels only have one sound each, as opposed to the variety in English. The Spanish alphabet has an additional four letters.
Los consonantes Consonants Click for sound.
Los consonantes consonants BDFBDF
H is always silent J K
Los consonantes consonants LMNLMN
Remember this rule: I’s and E’s make soft C’s and G’s These two consonants have different sounds according to the vowel that follows.
Los consonantes consonants C Before e, i – soft “c” like an English “s” cesta, cielo Before a, o, u – hard “c” like English car carne, caro
Los consonantes consonants G Before e, i – soft “g” like an English “h” generoso, gente Before a, o, u – hard “g” like English gas gato, gasolina
Los vocales vowels
Los vocales vowels A (ah) as in taco E (eh) as in Pepe
Los vocales vowels I (ee) as in burrito O (oh) as in hola
Los vocales vowels U (oo) As in burrito Y (ee) Just like “i”
Los consonantes extras extra consonants
Los extras extras ch (ch) like in English church Chile, chicle
Los extras extras ll (eyeh) like an English “y” llama, llover
Los extras extras ñ (nya) like “ni” in English onion mañana, daño
Los extras extras rr Like an English “r” but longer, rolled burro, carro