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The English Alphabet

The alphabet | Vowels | Consonants | The rhyming alphabet
The phonetic alphabet | Common symbols | Capitalisation

Learn your English alphabet (requires Real Player ).

The alphabet A-Z

A a B b C c D d E e F f G g H h
I i J j K k L l M m N n O o P p
Q q R r S s T t U u V v W w X x
Y y Z z

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Now you have a go:-

Vowels

A E I O U

 

Consonants

B C D F G H J K
L M N P Q R S T
V W X Y Z

 

The Rhyming Alphabet

The following letters rhyme with each other:-
ä sound ë sound e sound ï sound   yü sound    
A B F I O Q R Z
H C L Y   U    
J D M     W    
K E N          
  G S          
  P X          
  T            
  V            
 

The PhoneticAlphabet

When spelling (especiallyover the phone) use the phonetic alphabet to avoid confusion.
A Alpha B Bravo
C Charlie D Delta
E Echo F Foxtrot
G Golf H Hotel
I India J Juliet
K Kilo L Lima
M Mike N November
O Oscar P Papa
Q Quebec R Romeo
S Sierra T Tango
U Uniform V Victor
W Whisky X X-Ray
Y Yankee Z Zulu
More on pronunciation here.

Common Symbols

Symbol Word (common term in brackets)
. full stop
, comma
? question mark
! exclamation mark
: colon
; semi-colon
- hyphen (dash)
& ampersand
/ virgule (forward slash)
\ reversed virgule (backward slash)
@ at
# hash
£ pound symbol
euro symbol
$ dollar symbol
' apostrophe
~ tilde
* asterisk
´ acute accent
` grave accent
" quotation mark
( ) left / right parentheses
[] left / right square bracket
{} left / right brace
< > left / right angle bracket
 

Capitalisation

When spelling a word for someone it is sometimes necessary to let the person know when letters need to be written in CAPITALS and when they need to be written small. There's a guide to capitalisation here.
"How do you spell UNESCO please?" "Capital U-N-E-S-C-O."
"How do you spell T-Online please?" "Capital T dash capital O small n-l-i-n-e."
"How do you spell 1&1 Profi please?" "The number one then an ampersand another one, followed by capital P small r-o-f-i."
More on capitalisation here.

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