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: A – E – I – O – U
The Italian consonants are: B – C – D – F – G – H – L – M – N – P – Q – R – S – T – V – Z
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!):
Roma (the capital of Italy!)
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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