Spanish Spelling Worksheets

Differences in Spanish and English Spelling

Did you know that thousands of words that you so frequently use are English-Spanish cognates? These words can be used in both the English and Spanish languages. However, if you wish to ace Spanish spellings, you need to understand the difference of spellings of this language with that of English. Prefixes and Suffixes - '-tion' is '-cion' in Spanish | 'im-' is 'inm-' in Spanish | 'trans-' is 'tras-' in Spanish. Letters - 'c' or 'qu' used in place of k, except for some Greek words or names of places. 'th' is very rarely used in Spanish. It is usually replaced with t. Spanish does not use y as a vowel. Use of cua and cuo instead of qua" and 'quo.' The silent letters in English are often dropped in Spanish spellings. Use of es- for s- preceding a consonant. 'ph' is replaced with 'f' in Spanish spellings. Double letters in the spellings are avoided in Spanish Hyphens are not very frequently used in this language.

'k' Sound

Dictate the following words with the “k" sound to the students.

The "l" Sound

This sound shifts depending how it is placed in a word.

lla, lle, lli, llo, llu

We work with words that almost flaunt this vowel pair.


These words sound awesome when said by native speakers.

ll or l

We work with a series of words that go with a single or double consonant.

Working with ñ

This accent throws a few people off the scent of the proper pronunciation.

ñ or n

We get a better idea of when we require the accent.

ra, re, ri, ro, ru

The sheer volume of words that fall into this category is huge.

rra, rre, rri, rro, rru

Spelling rra, rre, rri, rro, rru in Spanish words.

rr or r

This can confuse a great number of students.