Spanish Alphabet

The Spanish alphabet, or abecedario, is used to write the Spanish language. Like most romantic languages, it uses the Latin script with one additional letter, eñe (ñ).

There are 27 letters in the Spanish alphabet: 22 consonants and five vowels. The letters k and w are part of the alphabet; however, they only appear in loanwords, words borrowed from another language without translation, such as karate, kilo, and water polo.

In Spanish orthography, capitals letter are used much less than they are in English. For example, only the first word is capitalized in book titles, such as La somber del viento by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

The only accent used is the acute accent, over any vowel in the alphabet: á, é, í, ó, ú. In English, y is sometimes considered a vowel and sometimes a consonant. However, in Spanish, it is consistently used as a consonant, and its use as a vowel or semivowel is very restricted.

Upper
Lower
Pronunciation
Aaa
Bbbe
Ccce
Ddde
Eee
Ffefe
Ggge
Hhhache
Iii
Jjjota
Kkca
Llele
Mmeme
Nnene
Ññeñe
Ooo
Pppe
Qqcu
Rrerre
Ssese
Ttte
Uuu
Vvuve
Wwuve doble
Xxequis
Yyye
Zzceta