Spanish Alphabet - EL ALFABETO/EL ABECEDARIO - Spanish names and sounds of Spanish Alphabet
The Spanish Alphabet or Alfabeto or Abecedario
There are twenty-seven letters in the Spanish Alphabet as recognized by the Royal Spanish Academy in 2010. Three former members of the Spanish alphabet are ch, ll, and rr are no longer considered letters of the Spanish alphabet, but they are treated as separate single unique sounds made up by two letters never separated to represent one distinct sound. W appears only in words of foreign origin so it has been adopted as part of the official Spanish alphabet in order to write these words.
The Spanish Alphabet contains 27 letters, the same 26 letters of the English Alphabet plus one more letter, Ññ , English does not have. The five (5) vowels Aa, Ee, Ii, Oo, Uu are the same in Spanish. But in Spanish each vowel basically has only one unique sound it represents while in English the same five vowels can represent more than 21 sounds.
On the Spanish side of the flash cards I first give the name of the letter then I provide the phonetic spelling for how English would represent that same sound.