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05-17-2014

[[Recognizing Letters and Sounds in the Spanish Alphabet
As you are now familiar with the everyday greetings in Spanish, you can start learning the Spanish alphabet. You must know how each letter is called, and the sound it produces.
The Spanish alphabet is composed of 30 letters. However, Spanish sounds are more than the total ****** of letters, as there are instances that a letter is pronounced in various ways according to its position in a word.
In addition, each letter has a name different from the ABC’s of English. The table below will show you how each letter in Spanish is called, how each one of them is pronounced, and some examples for practice.

Alphabet Name Pronounce It! Examples
A a [ah] /ah/ as in English other, shut, son alto ‘tall’
[al-to]
B b [beh] /b/ as in English boy, about, crib bien ‘good’
[byen]
C c [theh] /k/ as in English cup, rocky, milk cuatro ‘four’
when followed by the vowels a, o, u [kwat-ro]
/th/ as in English thin, Catherine, math cinco ‘five’
when followed by the vowels e, I [thing-ko]
Ch ch [cheh] /ch/ as in English child, Richard, beach chica ‘girl’
[chi-ka]
D d [deh] /d/ as is English doll, idea, glad donde ‘where’
when used in the start of a word or syllable [don-de]
/th/ as is then, mother, breathe nada ‘nothing’
when placed in between vowels in a word [na-dha]
E e [eh] /eh/ as in English enter, let, said estado ‘state’
[es-ta-dho][/CENTER][/RIGHT][/LEFT][/LEFT]
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