The Letter B

In this lesson, we will learn about all the sounds of the letter B. It is the second letter of the English alphabet. Didn't you say you wanna be more fluent?

"The Letter B" in the English Alphabet

'B' is the second letter of the English alphabet. It is considered a consonant.

Consonants are the letters that are produced by stopping the letter from flowing easily.

Uppercase Form B
Lowercase b
Name bee (pronounced /'bi:/)
Main Sound /b/

The Letter B: Sounds

Main Sound

Sound 1: /b/

'b' as in bee sounds /b/:

bat /bæt/

best /best/

kebab /kəˈbɑːb/

Sound 2: /∅/

Another sound of 'b' is when it is silent /∅/ because of standing after 'm' or before 't'.

lamb /læm/

subtle /ˈsʌt̬.əl/

bomb /bɑːm/

The Letter B: Multigraph

Letter B can also appear in combinations with other letters (mainly consonants). They create distinct consonants because of the phonological aspects.

bb

The 'b' combines with the letter 'b' in some words:

pebble /ˈpeb.əl/

robber /ˈrɑː.bɚ/

cabbage /ˈkæb.ɪdʒ/

The Letter B: Uses

The letter b is also
A musical note
A blood type (B)
A grade B- and B+ at the educational systems

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