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How Many Letters Are In the Alphabet?

by Shahnawaz Alam
Last Updated on: September 21, 2022

How many letters are in the alphabet? 

Wait, who are you making a fool of? Myself or you? 

Since you left me no choice but to answer, here is an easy excuse not to read this entire article. There are only 26 alphabets in the English language. Now you can sleep in peace since the number is not too great to spend your valuable time on. 

Or, you can be curious and learn about some hidden secrets of the alphabet. Did you think that English was the only language on Earth? There are different languages with different numbers of alphabets. If I got you curious, then you can scroll down and keep reading. 

How Many Letters Are In The Alphabet? Repeat It, Please!


The modern English alphabet that we see on our smartphone screens owes its origin to Italy in the 7th Century BC. The Latin alphabet served as the foundation of many younger alphabets( German, French, and English – all of them are in this together.)

In the Old English alphabet, 23 of the modern ones were present (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, V, X, Y, Z). the information was recorded by Byrhtferð, a monk in 1011. That leaves J, U, and W in the league of the new letters ( they fit in quite nicely). 

There were other Old English letters that we no longer use. Later, there used to be 27 letters in the alphabet until 1835. All the letters we have today were there. 

1. Letters In Arabic Alphabet 

Guess which language has beaten English with two more letters in the alphabet? It is Arabic. They have 28 alphabets. Surprisingly, the cursive letters of Arabic are written from the left side to the right side, and all of them are consonants. 

But there are different symbols and short vowel-making signs and markers of pronunciation to help. I am sure you did not need me to write down all the English alphabet. But you need to know about Arabic letters. 

Arabic Alphabet 

2. Letters In Spanish Alphabets

The Spanish alphabet has all the same letters as English ( guess who copies others’ homework) Except for one additional letter, “ñ,” which comes after “n.” They had 27 letters until 2010. After 2010, they introduced “ch” and “ll” as two new letters with two distinct pronunciations. 

What is the 19th letter of the alphabet again? It is “S” silly. 

Here are the Spanish letters –

Spanish Alphabets

3. Letters In French Alphabet

There are the same 26 alphabets in the French alphabet as in English. But unlike English, they also have accent marks like “é,” and “ç.” But, you should know that these are modifiers, not any letters. Here are the letters of the French alphabet. 

French Alphabet

4. Letters In Russian Alphabets

Which language has twice the amount of alphabet as English? The answer is Russian. Where English has 5 vowels, and Russian has 10. There are 33 total letters in the Russian Alphabet, out of which there are 21 consonants and two signs. Here are the letters –

Russian Alphabets

The Jewish or Hebrew script is written from left to right. They are also known as the square scripts. This alphabet does not have an upper case or lower case. Same as Arabic letters, the Hebrew language does not have any vowels. 

5. Letters In Hebrew Alphabet

Here are the 22 letters of the Hebrew language –

Only five of these letters change their forms. Here are they –

ץ ף ן ם ך

Hebrew Alphabet

6. Letters In Greek Alphabet

The Greek alphabet has a lesser number of alphabets compared to English. There are 24 letters in the English alphabet. Here are the greek letters; there are both upper cases and the lower case of these letters mentioned here. 

Greek Alphabet

Final Words

How many letters are in the alphabet? Although this question sounds pretty dull, the answers might be different. Yes, you could be asking about the Hebrew alphabet or the Spanish alphabet. But, if you are asking about the English alphabet, then please don’t expect me to write all the English Letters starting from A to Z.

I hope that explains the answer to your question. If you have any further queries, I am ready to reply when you are ready to ask.

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