Italian Alphabet: A, B, C, D…

Learning any foreign language always begins with the alphabet. So here’s a quick video on the Italian alphabet from A to Z, where we also associate each letter with one of the most famous Italian cities! This is a great way to quickly memorize the alphabet and take your first steps in the Italian language.

The Italian alphabet

The Italian alphabet consists of 5 vowels, 16 Italian consonants and 5 foreign consonants.

The vowels are: AEIOU

The Italian consonants are: BCDFGHLMNPQRSTVZ

The foreign consonants are: J – K – W – X – Y

Here are all the letters of the Italian alphabet in order (we’ve associated each letter with the name of a beautiful Italian city — this way you can get some spelling practice too!):

Ancona

Bologna

Cagliari

Domodossola

Enna

Firenze

Genova

Hotel

Isernia

Livorno

Milano

Napoli

Ostuni

Palermo

Quarto

Roma (the capital of Italy!)

Sassari

Torino

Urbino

Venezia

Zagarolo

Note: The 5 foreign consonants are only used in foreign words… therefore there aren’t any Italian cities starting with a foreign consonant! Here are some foreign words we use as-is in Italian:

Jeans, Ketchup, Wurstel, Xbox, Yogurt

Now you know the alphabet! Time to move on to learning the numbers!

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Let’s see if you’ve mastered the contents of this class. Have a go at completing the exercises!

4 thoughts to “Italian Alphabet: A, B, C, D…”

  1. não foi uma boa ideia apresentar em português uma língua que eu estou farto de saber desde meu nascimento
    italiano e molto meglio mi scusi

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