How to Say The Alphabet in Spanish

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.

Jim Fricker II

Jim Fricker II is a gringo from Minnesota. In 2010 he decided he was no longer content with only being able to speak one language, so he set out to learn Spanish. As a result, he met his wife, May. As an added bonus, he never had to endure another Minnesota winter again.

    Over the years Jim has been a musician, recording studio owner, music producer, teacher, and technology enthusiast. He has produced dozens of albums for various unsigned artist, been commissioned to compose music for national organizations, and always tries to make sure he has his daily green smoothie in the morning.