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Greek alphabet and pronunciation

Greek Alphabet

Α α
A a
Alpha
A as in smart
Β β
B b
Beta
V as in very
Γ γ
G g
Gamma
Between Y as in yes and G as in go, but with no hard 'G' sound - more of a soft 'H' followed by the 'Y' sound in yes
Δ δ
D d
Delta
Th as in the
Ε ε
E e
Epsilon
E as in very
Ζ ζ
Z z
Zeta
Z as in zoo
Η η
E e
Eta
Ee as in bee
Θ θ
TH th
Theta
Th as in think
Ι ι
I i
Iota
Ee as in bee or I as in bitter or sit
Κ κ
K k
Kappa
K as in look
Λ λ
L l
Lambda
L as in log
Μ μ
M m
Mu
M as in man
Ν ν
N n
Nu
N as in not
Ξ ξ
X x
Xi
X as in box
Ο ο
O o
Omicron
O as in box
Π π
P p
Pi
P as in top, but softer and close to 'B'
Ρ ρ
R r
Rho
a rolled R
Σ σ
S s
Sigma
S as in sap with a hint of Sh as in sugar
Τ τ
T t
Tau
T as in lot, but softer and close to 'D'
Υ υ
U u
Upsilon
Same as eta - Ee as in bee
Φ φ
PH ph
Phi
Ph as in photo
Χ χ
KH kh
Chi
Ch as in the scottish 'loch' but softer - not a hard sound
Ψ ψ
PS ps
Psi
Ps as in upside
Ω ω
M m
Omega
like omicron - O as in box - or longer 'O' sound like the vowel sound in oar
1st column: Greek alphabet
2nd column: English sound
3rd column: Greek letter name
4th column: Pronun­ciation example
 

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