The Alphabet - El Alfabeto

The Vowels - LAS VOCALES
click on the letter to hear them pronounced

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(ah) "Ana" (ay) as in "day" (ee) "Inés" (oh) "Oso" (ooh) "Uvas"

"E," when it is at the end of a syllable, is pronounced like the ay in the English word day (as are all the e's in the Spanish words de, e-le-fan-te, and bue-no); otherwise, it is pronounced like the e in the English word den (as are the e's in the Spanish words sien-to, es-tá, and bien). If in doubt, look up the word in the Spanish side of your dictionary to see how it is divided into syllables. 

  Consonants - Las Consonantes

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(bay) "barco" (k) before "a", "o", "u"
"campo", "copa", "cuna"
(th) before "e", "i"
"cinco", "cena"
"chocolate" (they) "dedo"
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(effay) "flor" (g) before "a", "o", "u"
"gato", "goma", "gusano"
(h) before "e", "i"
(achay) "helado"
The letter "h" is not pronounced
(hotah) "Jose"
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(ka) "kilo" (el) "lápiz" (aj) "pollo" (ehmay) "mono"
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(ennay) "nata" (enyay) "niño" (pay) "pato" (cu) "qué"
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(erray) "rosa", "caro" (erray doble) "carro" (essay) "seta" (tay) "Tia"
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(ubay) "vino"
(sounds like "b")
(ubay doblay) (ehkees) (ee gre-ay gah)
(sounds like "y", "e")
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(thehtah) "zapatos"