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Spanish Letter Sounds Through Song

Updated: Oct 17, 2019


Children naturally love music, so when we utilize songs in our everyday routines we are providing them with opportunities to further develop their language abilities in a fun and musical way.


Much like the "ABC" song in English, we have found a tune that I felt was catchy and easy to learn. What I like about this song, is that you don't only name the letters but most importantly you focus on the letter sounds.


Depending on your Spanish dialect or nationality you may name the letters in Spanish a bit different. There were three letters that I found I know a different name for: V, W, and Y. For example, the song calls V "u ve" while I call it "ve" . Again, the song calles W "u ve doble" - I don't and therefore sing this song saying "doble u" while others may call it "doble v". Another example is Y pronounced "lle", again not how I was taught so I pronounce Y "i griega"


Not to mention, some people omit "ch" "ll" and "rr" while others include them when reciting the Spanish alphabet. For the purpose of this song, and its focus on initial sound, the "ch" and "ll" are included while the "rr" is omitted because there are no word in the Spanish language that beings with a double-r. This most likely is the case since the initial R has a stronger pronunciation much like the "rr" which is usually found in the middle of a word such as burro.


Lastly, I personally love how this song reminds us that there are certain letters that have different initial sounds. The letter C and G have a soft and hard sound, so providing examples for both is crucial especially when your little ones begin to write in Spanish. The song's examples are: "cepiollo" / "conejo" and "gato" / "gemelos"


Here is the song:



Below I have provided a list of words you can use with the song and possible letter names.


Aa "a"

arcoiris

abrigo

araña

águila

abridor

abaja

avión

avispa

abanico

acordeón

ala

ancla

árbol

aguja

adrilla

armadillo


Bb "be"

bebé

bate

baño

ballena

bebida

beso

bigote

bicicleta

bota

botella

boca

bombero

bolsa

burbujas

burro

buho

bruja


Cc "se"

cama

caja

caballo

casa

campana

coco

colmena

cuna

cuchillo

camión

conejo

café

cisne

cepillo

cebolla

cereza


Ch ch "che"

charco

champiñones

chaleco

chancleta

cheque

chile

chivo

chorizo

chocolate

churro

chamarra


Dd "de"

delfín

dedo

desayuno

dinosaurio

dinero

dientes

diez

diamante

domino

dos

dolar

doce

dulce

durazno


Ee "e"

elote

escoba

enfermera

escarabajo

estrella

escalera

ensalada

elefante

espejo

erizo

enchufe


Ff "efe"

flor

falda

familia

feria

fideos

foca

fotógrafo

fuente

fuego

fresa

florero


Gg "ge"

gallo

gallina

gato

gancho

guantes

gorro

golosinas

gorila

gusano

gelatina

gel

girasol

gigante


Hh "ache"

helado

hoja

huevo

hormiga

hipopótamo

hueso

hielo

humo

hamburguesa

hombre

hermano/a


Ii "i"

invierno

isla

iguana

insecto

imán

iglú

impresora


Jj "jota"

jabalí

jirafa

jaula

jamón

jabón

jueves

juez

jugo

joya


Kk "ca"

karate

kilo

koala

kiwi

kiosco


Ll "ele"

lavadora

lapíz

ladrillo

león

lechuga

leche

libro

limon

lobo

loro

luna

luz


Ll ll "eye"

llama

llanta

llave

lluvia


Mm "eme"

mapache

manzana

mano

melon

mesa

mitón

mochila

moto

mosca

mula

murciélago

muñeca


Nn "ene"

nariz

naranja

negro

nene

nieve

nido

niña

nopal

noche

números

nutria


Ññ "eñe"

ñandú

ñu

ñeque


Oo "o"

oso

oruga

óvalo

otoño

oreja

olla

ojo

oveja

ostra


Pp "pe"

pato

pingüino

pastel

pavo

piñata

pera

perro

pelota

pez

piña

pie

polluelo

puerta


Qq "cu"

quetzal

queso

quesadilla


Rr "ere"

ratón

radio

rey

reloj

regalo

rinoceronte

rio

rosa

reina

rana


Ss "ese"

serpiente

sapo

sala

señora

señor

semilla

silla

silbato

sol

sopa

sombrero

soldado

sofá


Tt "te"

taza

tortuga

tamal

taco

teléfono

tenedor

tiburón

tigre

tina

tomate

toro


Uu "u"

unicornio

uña

urraca

uno

uniforme

uvas


Vv "ve"

vaca

vampiro

ventilador

ventana

venado

vendedor

víbora

viento

violin

volcán

vela

verde

vaso


Ww "doble u" or "doble ve" or "u ve doble"

wapití


Xx "equis"

xolo

xilófono


Yy "i griega" or "ye"

yema

yak

yogur

yuca

yoyo

yegua


Zz "zeta"

zorro

zacate

zapato

zanahoria

zancudo

zorrillo

zarigueya

zebra

zoológico

zig zag



I'd love to hear how using this song helps your little ones learn. When and where do you sing it? Are there more words we can add to our growing list? Fell free to email: nenebilingue@gmail.com or send us a message on social media Instagram or Facebook and let us know how its going.


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