How it works

EZwurd uses a small set of guidelines. Follow them and you'll be on your way to speaking a comprehensible version of Spanish!

Remember that our intention is to facilitate communication. We have worked hard to find English approximations to Spanish sounds to make learning more approachable to the vernacular of many American English speakers.

Bolded syllables

The emphasis of the word goes to the bolded syllables.

Emphasis of a word is important. Take the example of the word “record” in English. If we stress the first syllable, as in re-cord, we have a noun: a thing constituting a piece of evidence about the past. If we stress the second syllable, as in re-cord, we have a verb: convert (sound or a performance) into permanent form for later reproduction.

Check it out:

  • Palabra: (pah . lah . bra). The emphasis is on 'lah'

Capitalized letters

Pronounce uppercase letters as you would if you were repeating them from the English alphabet. Take the word ‘tea’ in English. Our interpretation would simply be ‘T’. Now try it with a word in Spanish.

Check it out:

  • Búho (boo . O). ‘O’ as in 'L-M-N-O'


We use periods, and hyphens to split up the sounds in a word. Periods are used to separate syllables. Hyphens are used to isolate sounds within a syllable.

Check it out:

  • Acción (ahk . C-own). The sound of the second syllable is split in two: C and own