Do you know how many letters are in the Spanish alphabet? This lesson answers these questions and provides a series of audio clips that will help you to learn the letters and improve the pronunciation of the Spanish alphabet. Believe it or not, there are actually two words in Spanish that we use to talk about the alphabet. While the most literal translation would be the word alfabeto , you can also use the word abecedario when referring to the Spanish alphabet.
There are 27 letters in the Spanish alphabet. But do you know how many of those letters are consonants and how many vowels are in the Spanish alphabet?
The answer is very simple. In the Spanish alphabet there are 22 consonants and 5 vowels a, e, i, o, u. Caption 35, Conversaciones en el parque - Cap. Caption 71, Rosa - Yoga con burros. Caption 16, Ariana - Cena especial. Caption 17, Blanca - Sobre la ciudad de Barcelona. Caption 11, Natalia de Ecuador - Los adverbios de orden. Caption 17, Raquel - Diminutivos y aumentativos.
Caption 27, Karla e Isabel - Palabras. Caption 16, Recetas de Clara - Los aborrajados - Part 1. Caption 2, Lecciones con Carolina - Esta noche vs anoche. Caption 14, Rosa - Fuente de Piedra. Caption 23, Sofy y Caro - Entrevistar para un trabajo. Caption 28, La Sub30 - Familias - Part 4. If you feel like practicing a little bit more, try to write one word with each one of the 27 Spanish alphabet letters. As we previously mentioned, all words in Spanish are stressed on one syllable. Depending on where that stress falls, words are divided into the following groups:.
Palabras agudas oxytone words accent on the last syllable. Palabras graves paroxytone words accent on the second-to-last syllable. If you noticed it, the two proparoxytone words that we just mentioned bear a graphic accent tilde on their stressed syllables. Before we go, one last curious thing to remember:. If you feel like practicing a little bit more, take one of our videos and try to find all the proparoxytone words in it. Are you ready to learn some hard Spanish words?
Pronunciation is definitely the issue to keep in mind when we talk about hard Spanish words. In fact, if you are a native English speaker, there are several sounds that are quite challenging. We have divided these words in groups according to the pronunciation challenge they represent. Caption 25, Diana Quintana - En Navidad regalemos una sonrisa. Caption 12, Clara y Cristina - Hablan de actividades. Caption 2, Cuentos de hadas - La Cenicienta - Part 1. Caption 45, Karla e Isabel - Instrumentos musicales.
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The following are some of them:. Caption 29, Lecciones con Carolina - El gerundio - Part 2. Caption 10, Club de las ideas - Lego Fest en Sevilla. Caption 21, Lecciones con Carolina - Errores comunes - Part 1. Caption 61, Karla e Isabel - Palabras. Caption 43, Conversaciones en el parque - Cap. If you want to improve this sound, please listen carefully to some of the audio clips we have included for the next set of words.
Caption 21, Yabla en Lima - Miraflores. Unlike English, Spanish vowels are very clearly defined. Five vowels equals five sounds, period. While that may sound simple, the problem is that English speakers are used to pronouncing vowels in many more different ways. Here are some hard Spanish words that highlight this challenge.
Caption 42, Clara explica - El tiempo - Part 1.
Caption 42, Manos a la obra - Separadores de libros: Charmander. Arroz is one of the easiest words in Spanish.
However, the following are some of the most challenging and longest Spanish words:. Apart from these very complicated words, all those adverbs that end in -mente are also some of the longest Spanish words. Caption 23, La Sub30 - Familias - Part 9. And finally, can you think of any Spanish word that has all the vowels on it?
We have a long word for you, which is actually quite short in English:. Caption 43, Karla e Isabel - Palabras. We know that there are many more hard Spanish words that we should include in this list. Caption 62, Cleer - Entrevista a Lila. We use pero in Spanish to create contrast between two statements.
Around him clustered a group of young men who imitated Espronceda and Zorrilla and Velarde with great enthusiasm. Hunting's forbidden now. Ready Steady Go espanol. He dropped to his knees. Sam, an English schoolteacher, finds herself drawn into an online community obsessed with the case, and with the eighteen-year-old who tearfully protested his innocence. They saw us as they were getting off the train.
This contrast helps us to expand the information provided by the first statement. While most of the time the first statement is a positive one, there are some cases in which that statement can be negative:. In this case, you could also replace pero with sin embargo however :.
You can think of sino as something that we could replace with por el contrario on the contrary. Also, keep in mind that when you have a verb after sino , you need to use its infinitive form. We use sino que exactly the same way as the conjunction sino. The difference is that we use sino que when both statements contain a conjugated verb.
En general, la In general, the Captions , El Instituto Cervantes - Jefa de biblioteca.
Luckily, there are some simple rules that will help you to figure out whether you need to use pero , sino or sino que. That's all for now. Today, we will discuss the very often used and common preposition de. There are several ways we can use the preposition de in Spanish. For example, we use the preposition de when we want to indicate the nationality or origin of someone or something :. We also use the preposition de when we want to indicate the material that something is made of. Similarly, we use the preposition de when we want to describe the features or characteristics of someone or something , in other words, when we want to describe a noun with another noun.
Caption 60, El Instituto Cervantes - Jefa de biblioteca. One of the most common uses of the preposition de is when we use it to talk about possession. In the example above, you can see that the first de is used to describe the company, while the second de is used to indicate possession the company belongs to the grandparents. The preposition de also helps us to indicate a cause when it is placed after an adjective and before a verb.
Besides the uses we mentioned above, we also use the preposition de when talking about expressions of time. And finally, we use the preposition de along with the preposition a to indicate a particular range or period. Like in the following example:. Caption 69, Negocios - La solicitud de empleo - Part 2. To summarize, the following are the most common uses of the preposition de in Spanish :. In this example, we can see both contractions del and al in action.
Also, in this sentence, the speaker is using the preposition de and the preposition a together because she is indicating a range. If you feel like it, try writing sentences with all the different uses we have mentioned for the preposition de. Let's look at some of the most common ones. It's a photo of my grandparents. It's my family. For example: problem, the problem , map, the map.
And were you able to see your friend's planet? Some examples: eh The tree is set up, the manger, the children carry their musical instruments. I relax and I look at the landscape. Can I see the menu please? Science never fails, sir. My son wants to study English or Japanese next year in college. On Tuesday , I also went out at night. Names of islands Eh I recommend that you come to visit the Galapagos Islands. For this noun, the masculine form is used more often.