mp3 audio files representing A through Z in the alphabet and numbers 0 through 10

First published on August 12, 2007

When I was making the newest version of my anti-spam plugin, I needed individual sound files representing each of the letters of the alphabet (A through Z) and the numbers 0 through 9 (the story is explained here). Unfortunately, my Google search came up empty, so I had to create some audio files myself. Yes, it felt nerdy, but what’s done is done and hopefully I can save someone the time to record such files (whatever your purpose). You can download a zip file of a.mp3 through z.mp3 and 0.mp3 through 10.mp3 (recently added the number ten) that say the following:

A for apple
B for baseball
C for clock
D for donkey
E for elephant
F for father
G for grandmother
H for hungry
I for Internet
J for justice
K for kangaroo
L for London
M for money
N for Norway
O for overtime
P for pillow
Q for question
R for rabbit
S for superman
T for telephone
U for underwear
V for vaccinate
W for World Wide Web
X for xylophone
Y for yogurt
Z for zebra


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57 Responses to “mp3 audio files representing A through Z in the alphabet and numbers 0 through 10”

  1. Fed Nolasco says:

    Thank you very much for these audio files. I thought my search in Google would be hopeless.

  2. Charles Stewart says:

    Two things:
    – what license are you distributing your stuff under?
    – Three of the sound files, for the letters A-C are truncated, missing out part of the final word.

    It’s kind of surprising how little material like this is freely available, so kudos to you!

  3. Peter says:

    Hi Charles,

    I can’t reproduce the A-C problem. When I play the files I hear the full "apple" "baseball" and "clock". I’ll see if I get around to re-recording them with a bit of extra silent padding at the end but I can’t guarantee that I will.

    I never even considered licensing for this stuff. For now, you have my permission to use it in any way you want, with or without attribution.

  4. Kevin says:

    Thank You…. Even though I am not using these sounds for anti-spam, I needed these for a little program I am making for my son and daughter to learn letters and spelling .. (i really don not have a recordable voice :) )

  5. Weldon B Cabaniss Jr says:

    Good. Thank you. But I need numbers 1 thru 99, and agree with you that it is nerdy to record them. My purpose is this: my auto mp3 player does not display track numbers of books I am hearing, and I would insert the number files before each track file to help me "keep track" of where I am. I guess an alternative is to insert two digits ("one" "six" for sixteen).

  6. Dave says:

    Great resource, but a pity you didn’t use the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet for the letters. Would have made it more widely applicable.

  7. smithy says:

    hey, thanks very much! didnt think i’d find this!

  8. Chris Woodford says:

    Hello Peter

    Your spoken numbers were just the thing I was looking for. However when I try to use Matlab mp3read on any of the downloaded files e.g Y = mp3read(‘1.mp3′); I receive the error message ‘Error while decoding file. File may be corrupted’ . I have tried the routine on another mp3 file and that works OK. Any advice you have to offer would be much appreciated.

  9. Chris Woodford says:

    Further to my original message. I can confirm that the error disappears with a more recent version of mp3read supplied by Dan Ellis.

  10. Abhishek Sainani says:

    Thanks a lot buddy !! You’re a savior !! :) :)

  11. Daniel M says:

    Thanks for sharing those!
    I’m using them for learning the Morse alphabet with Anki, — I’ve found an existing set of questions with the Morse sounds recorded, and wanted to add sounds for the letters too, so I can practice without looking.
    Sadly, I had to remove the words after each letter, they were distracting.

    Reply from Peter: Cool. Feel free to post or send me the edited recordings that have only the letters, so I can share it with anyone else who could benefit from it.

  12. Daniel M says:

    This is it:

    but don’t expect much: in most files you can hear the start of the f in "for".

    They worked for me, anyway, I can now recognize morse sounds.

    Reply from Peter: Thanks! I’ve also posted it here in case the link above expires.

  13. mdfgf says:

    thx so much

  14. Eric says:

    Thanks a lot … putting together a test system and this will allow us to speak the addresses in HEX before we have our actual sounds – how much fun!

  15. Eric says:

    OK, now I have to comment again because the webpage jumps … hope I’ll land on the letters this time!

    Reply from Peter: The link to the letters plus words is here:
    The link to the letters only is here:

  16. Michelle says:

    Thank you. :) This is very useful to my project :)

  17. Papatita says:

    Thank You,

    I have downloaded several months ago and made ​​the program was originally for my son and then uploaded to android market. check here:

  18. BILD says:

    thx for posting….trying to get an elearning channel going on YouTube and used your letters in a YouTube vid…we will be using our own recordings eventually but just needed something to get a pilot going.

    Thank you.

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  20. zeenith says:

    Thank you sooooooo much – I have been trying to figure out a way to teach my daughter to learn the letters by looking at them and not by the alphabet song so I tried making something and needed the audio for each letter and this is the first thing I found: THANK YOU AGAIN – MUCH APPRECIATED!

  21. Mike says:

    Thanks for posting these. I’m planning to write my own version of the n-back brain exercise game, and needed a set of these. This will save me the time of recording them myself.

  22. chumz says:

    thank you very much.. this is really really really really helpful, you’re actually a savior. i am currently developing an android tutorial for kids as a school project and this saves me a lot of time.. im soooooooo thankful.. thank you soo much.. ;)

  23. T McCoy says:


  24. Mukul says:

    Thanks for all that. Can you tell me what software/tool did you use to make those files. I need to make some modifications.

    Reply from Peter: I used the Sound Recorder program that comes free with Windows. I think at the time it recorded to .wav files and then I converted to mp3 using a free program called Audacity. You might be able to record directly with Audacity.

  25. Arjun says:

    Thanks man :) U saved me a lot of time ….:)

  26. Jennifer Abner says:

    i’d like to thank you. this is so very helpful for my program that i am doing right now.. thank you so much

  27. Taimoor says:

    Thanks man you saved my time :)

  28. Yap says:

    Save me a lot of work. Thanks.

    Teaching my special needs kids.

  29. kathy says:

    that was great; I can teach better now

  30. jt says:

    what format are these recorded in, such as sample rate, encoding, etc…

    Do you have just plain a, b , c, etc.. to z?
    It’d be nice to have it.

    Reply from Peter: The original full set were encoded at 32kbps, 24kHz, mono. You can download just the letters here: They were encoded at 128kbps, 24kHz, mono.

  31. ABDESLAM says:

    Hi peter
    Can I use your sounds in my android application for kids ?


    Reply from Peter: Yes, for sure! Please post a link back when it’s up :)

  32. Suri says:

    Hi Peter, Can I use these sound files for a research project I am working on?

    Reply from Peter: Yes, definitely. Just be sure to link back to this page.

  33. Eungyu Yun says:

    Hello, Peter

    I really appreciate you about this work.
    Could you give me the permission too, as you gave it to Charles Stewart.
    Thank you.

    Reply from Peter: Hi, sure, you have full permission to use them as you wish, with or without attribution.

  34. Alejandro Galvan says:

    Hi Peter,

    Thank you very much for this contribution. I’d like to use it for a Scratch project that I have to submit for my CS50. Of course I will link back to your site in the credits section… Is it OK with you?

    Reply from Peter: Sounds good! Good luck with your project.

  35. Aleks Seal says:

    Hi Peter,

    The link for the letters only isn’t working anymore. Do you have a copy of it somewhere? Thanks

    Reply from Peter: Yes, here:

  36. Firdavsi says:

    Hello Peter ! Can I use these sounds for educational website?

    Reply from Peter: Yes!

  37. Firdavsi says:

    Thank you !! I’m gonna use it in my website
    Do I have to contribute ?

    Reply from Peter: No, that is fine, you can freely use it on that site.

  38. Snehil says:

    Hi Peter,
    You are doing great work!
    Can I please use it for Android app and may be for Alexa Skill?
    Thanks a lot!

    Reply from Peter: Yes, that’s fine

  39. Theresa says:

    thanks so much for this, really useful

  40. KIM says:

    Thanks so much!!!!
    Can I use these sounds for my YouTube video???

    Reply from Peter: Sure, just post the link when the video is up!

  41. Isuru says:

    Thanks so much……………….

  42. Tom says:

    Thank you. Years later still being used. Truly useful "crap".

  43. Vitor says:

    Oh, thanks! Saved my life.
    But.. Have brazilian portuguese?

    Reply from Peter: Unfortunately not. But if someone records some, I’d be happy to host it.

  44. Cecilia Bernal C says:

    Wow, You are an amazing person, thank you for the audios.

    As I am not native I wanted native sounds for my students to listen to

    Keep it up! Thumbs up!

  45. rogar says:

    thanks for these audios..
    where can i get audios of punctuation marks and arithmetic operators?

  46. rogar says:

    … i want it for my text to speech software.
    can you help?

  47. Hamza says:

    thank you very much man …
    its realy cool

  48. Dee says:

    These are great! Thank you so much.

  49. Shuvam says:

    Can i use them in my app for free. (I will add the link to this webpage in my app). Please reply me if i can use them for free without any paperwork.

    Reply from Peter: Yes, go ahead :)

  50. Ann says:

    Where can I have the audio clips for the sounds of letters and the 44 phonetic sounds?

  51. Siale Faitotonu says:

    Thank you for providing good and useful crap. I am currently working on a charitable project Learning Lea Faka-Tonga / Learning Tongan Language. I am about to recording through Audacity (free) the alphabet and numbers then using an icon to play each letter of the alphabet in Tongan plus other things. Very much appreciated or Mālō ‘aupito in Tongan.

  52. Chris says:

    Thank you!

  53. Jose says:

    We all know that the alphabet isn’t actually in the Starfall version of it.
    Some rejected words:
    Queen (Mine)
    Zipper (for Z or Zed)
    Also, It should be M for Monkey, not Money.

  54. Lauren says:

    Thank you so much! This is super useful.

  55. AlphabetcatOfficial says:

    Can I use these audios for free? It’s for my scratch project.

    Reply from Peter: Yes, go ahead :)

  56. Musarrat says:

    Very nice and beautiful

  57. Waqas says:

    Can i use it in my kids learning application published on playstore?

    Reply from Peter: Sure thing — just drop a link to the app!

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