Puerto Rico Languages

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Description[edit | edit source]

Spanish and English are official languages for Puerto Rico.[1]

Word List(s)[edit | edit source]

Alphabet and Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Spanish Alphabet

Letter Pronunciation
a [ as in ah ]
b [ Like the letter b ]
c [ Like an English k. Before e or i it sounds like an s ]
ch [ Like ch in cheese ]
d [ Like a cross between an English d and th ]
e [ Like eh in English ]
f [ Like f in English ]
g [ Like g in English. Before e or i it sounds like an h. ]
h [ Silent ]
i [ Like ee in English ]
j [ Like h in English ]
k [ Like k in English ]
l [ Like l in English ]
ll [ Like y in English ]
m [ Like m in English ]
n [ Like n in English ]
ñ [ Like ny in canyon ]
o [ Like o in so ]
p [ Like p in English ]
q [ Like k in English ]
r [ Like d in caddy ]
rr [ Like tt in butter ]
s [ Like s in English ]
t [ Softer t than in English ]
u [ Like oo in food ]
v [ Like b in Spanish ]
w [ Like w in English ]
x [ Like ks in English ]
y [ Like y in yes ]
z [ Like s or th in English ]

Language Aids and Dictionaries[edit | edit source]

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

Spanish Ominiglot
Duolingo Spanish
Basic Spanish on ieLanguages

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Puerto Rico," Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico, accessed 4 March 2020.