The Spanish alphabet


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THE ALPHABET

And its pronunciation



A

a

J

jota

R

erre

B

be

K

ka

S

ese

C

ce

L

ele

T

te

D

de

M

eme

U

u

E

e

N

ene

V

uve

F

efe

Ñ

eñe

W

uve doble

G

ge

O

o

X

equis

H

hache

P

pe

Y

y griega

I

i

Q

ku

Z

ceta



Other orthographic signs:


.

punto

:

dos puntos

,

coma

;

punto y coma

´

acento

...

puntos suspensivos

-

guión

¨

diéresis

¡  !

signos de exclamación

¿ ?

signos de interrogación

" "

comillas

()

paréntesis

/

barra

@

arroba



For instance: My email address is:

office @ (arroba) GranCanariaSchool. (punto) com



- The interrogation and exclamation marks are situated before (with an upper dot) and after (with a lower) the word or sentence.

¿quién eres?

Who are you?

¡Viva España!

Long life to Spain!


- In the syllables "gue" and "gui" the "U" is pronounced if the sign (¨) (diéresis) is placed above it.

Pingüino

Penguin

Vergüenza

Shame