The Alphabet

Introduction, and an advantage you already have…

One advantage for English speakers learning Spanish is this:  the Spanish alphabet is pronounced exactly the way it is written.  This is called a phonetic language, and it’s going to make your life easier when you learn Spanish.  Why?  Because after you’ve learned how the sounds are pronounced, there are no surprises – everything is pronounced the way it’s written.

Example:  In English, the abbreviation for the National Basketball Association is “NBA” (pronounced en-bee-aye).  In Spanish?  “Ene be a” (pronounced exactly the way it’s written: ene-be-a).

With that introduction, let’s see the Spanish alphabet.