Italian letter
la lettera italiana

English sound
il suono inglese

Italian example
l’esempio italiano

a a as in car casa, pasta
e ay as in way sera, cena,
i ee as in meet vini, Italia,
o o as in go sole, notte, Po
u oo as in boot fumo, uno
c (before e & i) ch as in chip cerco, cinema, ciao
c elsewhere c as in cat casa, conto
ch c as in cat che
ci (before a,o,u) ch as in check Francia
g (before a,o,u) g as in go Garda
gh g as in spaghetti, or g in go Alleghe, funghi
g (before e and i) j as in jet Genova. valigia, giro
gli lli as in million Puglia, figlio
gn ni as in onion lasagna, bagno
h is always silent ho
s (beginning a word and followed by a consonant z as in zoo Rosa, Svizzera
sc (before a,o,u) s as in ski Tosca
sc (before e,i) sh as in shot sci, pesce
s s Siena
z generally like ts in bits also ds as in beds grazie, pizza, mezzaluna

Letters

Letters
Names of the Letters
le lettere
i nomi delle lettere
a a casa
b bi bambina
c ci ciao
d di dio
e e ecco
f effe ecco
g gi giù
h acca ho
i i io
l elle limone
m emme mela
n enne no
o o ogni
p pi più
q cu quanto
r erre Roma
s esse Siena
t ti
u u uva
v vu Venezia
z zeta pizza
5 letters are found in foreign words
5 lettere sono trovate nelle parole straniere
j i lungo Jolly
k cappa OK
w doppia vu Washington
x ics x-ray
y ipsilon yoga