The Letter C-c (The English Alphabet)

The Letter C (English Alphabet)

The Letter C is the third Letter in The English Alphabet.  It is also the second Consonant in The English Alphabet.

As with every Letter in The English Alphabet, The Letter C has two versions in the written form.  These two versions are called:  The Upper-Case and The Lower-Case.


The Upper-Case C looks like this:


The Lower-Case C looks like this:


Notice that the only difference between The Upper-Case and The Lower-Case C is the size.  The Lower-Case C is just a bit smaller.  You will find that this is the same for quite a few letters in The Alphabet.


The letter C has two pronunciations in The English Language, called, the “Hard” C, and the “Soft” C. …………………..

The “Hard C is pronounced like The Letter K, and the “Soft” C is pronounced like The Letter S. ……………………

How Do I Know When To Use The Hard C Or The Soft C?


We use the Hard Pronunciation when it comes before The Letter A, The Letter O, or The Letter U. ………………………..

Letter C
The Letter C

The Hard C

  • Cat
  • Cow
  • Car
  • Cup
  • Cookie

We use the Soft Pronunciation when it comes before The Letter E, The Letter I, or The Letter Y. ………………………..

The Soft C

  • Cinnamon
  • Celery
  • Census
  • Cellar
  • Censorship

The Third Pronunciation

There is a third pronunciation of The letter C.  When combined with The letter H (like this: Ch, ch) the two Letters, together, have a different sound.

The Ch Combination

Learn The “Ch” Pronunciation Here

  • Chair
  • Chocolate
  • Chimes
  • Cherry
  • Charm

Next Lesson – Letter D

Following Lesson – Letter E




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