Sonidos

Vocales

There are only five vowel sounds in the Spanish language.

A

(a)

E

(e)

I

(i)

O

(o)

U

(u)

Consonantes

B

(be)

V

(uve)

b and v have the same sound in most Spanish speaking countries. But they can be pronounced in two difference ways. With the lips touching or with the lips letting the air come out of the mouth.

C (ce) QU (qu)

K sound in English

ca

que

qui

co

cu

Z (zeta)

TH sound in English

za

ce

ci

zo

zu

ZE & ZI

ZE & ZI are not used in the Spanish language, only in the word Zeta.

D

(de)

F

(efe)

G

(ge)

ga

gue

gui

go

gu

gua

güe

güi

guo

ge

gi

J

(jota)

ja

je

ji

jo

ju

H

(hache)

H has no sound in the Spanish language except for borrowings from other languages

K

(ka)

K is only used for borrowings from other languages


L

(ele)

M

(eme)

N

(ene)

Ñ

(ene)

Cuidado


P

(pe) no sale aire

RR

Strong

L, N, S

Alrededor

Conrado

In between vowels, we write double RR

Carro

Perro

At the beginning of the word

Rosa

Risa

Soft

In the middle of the word

Brisa

Problema

In between vowels we write a single R

Caro

Pero

At the end of the word

Hablar

Comer

S

(ese)

T

(te) no sale aire

W

(uve doble)

W is only used for borrowings from other languages

X

(equis)

Y

(i griega)

(J in jug-CH in chew)

LL

(elle)

(J in jug-CH in chew)

CH

(che)