The Spanish alphabet: 27 letters, 5 vowels, 37 sounds – Tips to pronounce like a native speaker
When we study a foreign language we start by learning the alphabet so that we can spell the words. However, very few of us learn how to pronounce each sound of the new language.
You might have heard that, in Spanish, we pronounce the words as they’re written.
But it isn’t totally true.
Some people may disagree and will say «Spanish is a phonetic language» -and they’re right. Nonetheless, less than half of the letters of the Spanish alphabet are always pronounced the way they’re written.