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The Spanish Alphabet
(El Alfabeto Español)

These are all the letters in the Spanish alphabet.

There is a sound playable button at the bottom of each letter. In some browsers you will need to click a button twice before it actually starts loading and playing.

Please be patient. (big smile emoticon)

Each sound is about one or 2 seconds maximum: just enough time to say the name of each letter, so that you can repeat it.

It is easy to learn the alphabet in Spanish: Just play each button, listen and repeat it as many times as you wish.

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Interesting Facts

In Spanish the alphabet has 29 letters in total, 24 of which are consonants. Well, make it 22, as the Association of Spanish Language Academies apparently determined that the letters "Ch" and "Ll" were no longer considered consonants at UNESCO's request.

The letters "B" and "V" used to sound a bit like their English counterparts.... When this was the case, they used to be known as "B labial" (The word Labios means "lips") and "V labidental".

Labial means that "B" was (and still is) pronounced by softly pressing both lips together.

Labidental mean that "V" was pronounced by pressing the upper part of the lower lip onto the bottom of the top teeth.

But now both letters are pronounced just about the same even in Spain! This often becomes a problem for Spanish speakers who study English, as these letters have a distinct pronunciation in English.

The letter "B" is called B grande ("large B"), and "V" is called "B chica ó "B pequeña" ("little B", get it?) to differentiate one from the other!

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