The Spanish Alphabet looks very similar to English, but there are important differences in pronunciation as well as one additional character that we don't have in English. That character is "ñ" and it makes a "ny" sound. This makes for a for a total 27 characters in the Spanish Alphabet.
This is the official Royal Spanish Academy version that has changed has changed over time and no longer includes "ch", "ll", "rr", and the name for the letter "y". "Y" once was officially pronounced "i griega" (in Spanish), which translates to "greek i" (in English), but now has adopted the simpler name "ye".
Use the audios below to practice spelling your name, or anything else, in Spanish.
Here's the entire alphabet in one file so that you can practice it all together.
Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world with more than 460 million people native speakers. With such a far reach, it’s no surprise that this popular language is incredibly diverse. While there’s no “best accent” or dialect, it’s helpful to know about what to expect when visiting another country. Today, we will be talking about some of the ways Spanish varies in different regions around the world.
If you’ve ever been confused about the differences among dialects within the Spanish speaking world, you’re not alone. Today, we’re taking a closer look at one dialect in particular: Puerto Rican Spanish.
Spanish accents and dialects vary from country to country. And with over twenty Spanish-speaking countries around the world, you can hear a wide variety of common words and phrases, as well as trends in pronunciation that characterize each region.
Living on “La Isla del Encanto” (The Enchanted Island) feels a lot like being in Mexico.
The beautiful beaches, friendly people, and warm weather can trick you into thinking that these two places are almost like twin siblings, until you hear people talking.
Knowing how to make a hotel reservation in Spanish can come in handy when you're exploring areas of a country that are not touristy or places where making an online reservation is not possible due to bad or inexistent internet connection. Watch the video and download the free PDF with all the vocabulary and phrases you need to know!
Mexican Spanish Slang Phrases: A great way to prepare yourself for a trip to Mexico to both better understand the people and the culture. Once you know how words and phrases like “órale” are used, you’ll be one step closer to sounding like a Mexican, or at least closer to impressing the locals with some vocabulary they aren’t expecting you to have.