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The Letter T

The Letter T in Spanish

TE. Occlusive unvoiced dental consonant

Origen of the letter:
From the Latin T which came from the Greek tau

Example of usage:
Tarta

The T in Spanish

T” is the twenty-first letter of the Spanish alphabet. Its name in Spanish is pronounced “te”. It originates from a Roman letter with the same name, which corresponds to the Greek letter tau. This comes from taw, the last letter of the Phoenician alphabet and has its origin in an Egyptian hieroglyph.

The letter “T” represents the sound produced when the airway is hit by the tip of the tongue on the inside of the teeth. The vocal cords stay inactive. The consonant “T” shows only little variation in the Spanish language. In Chilean Spanish the pronunciation of “T” is very similar to the pronunciation of the letter in American English.