Italian Alphabet

This page contains a table including the following: Italian alphabet, letters which help you pronounce the words in a given language, you will also learn about the different consonants and vowels, make sure to check out our phrases in Italian which can be found on the menu above.

Italian Alphabet


    

Letter Examples
 
Aa as in the word “ask” and never as in the word “able”
Bb same as in English
Cc like “tsh” before “i” or “e”, otherwise like "k” in Creole.
Dd same as in English
Ee as in “elevated”
Ff same as in English
Gg like the "dg", before “i” or “e”, otherwise like the "g" in "Good".
Hh silent most of the time.
Ii as in the word “ink” never as in the word “island”
Jj as in “Job”, or the “s” of “pleasure”.
Kk same as in English
Ll same as in English
Mm same as in English
Nn same as in English
Oo ame as in English “Old” never as in “Hot” which is pronounced somehow like {hat}
Pp same as in English
Qq same as in English
Rr Spanish “r”
Ss between vowels as “z”, and as “s” otherwise.
Tt same as in English not as sharp.
Uu as in the “ultra”, never as in the word “up” or “university”
Vv same as in English
Ww as in English, sometimes as “v”
Xx same as in English
Yy same as in English although rare.
Zz as in “ts”, or “dz”.
cc as “tshee” before “i” and “e”, or as “kee” elsewhere.
ch like “k” as in “kid”.
gg as in “dgee” before “I” and “e”, or as the “gee” in “geese”.
gh like “g” in “God”
gli as in “gli”
gn like “n” in “news”
qu like “kw” in “quest”
sc like “sh” before “i” and “e”, or like “k” elsewhere.
J- K- W- X- Y appear mainly in foreign loan words.



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