The English alphabetThere are 26 letters in the English alphabet.
|Letter||How to form the letters||Letter name|
|A||Capital A: Draw an angled vertical line facing right: /. Draw another angled vertical line facing left: \, both lines should touch at the top: /\. Draw a horizontal line in the middle of the two lines -. |
This is A.
|B||Capital B: Draw a vertical line: | . On its right side, draw two half-bubbles, going down the line. This is B.||bee|
|C||Capital C: Draw a half-moon, with an opening on the right. |
This is C.
|D||Capital D: Draw a vertical line: |. Then, starting at its top right, draw a backwards C (step 3). |
This is D.
|E|| Capital E: Draw one vertical line: |. Draw three horizontal lines -, on the right side of this, each 1/3rd shorter than the original (but the middle line is shorter than the lines on the top and bottom). One goes on top, one in the middle, one on bottom. |
This is E.
|F||Capital F: Draw an E (step 5), but omit the bottom horizontal line. |
This is F.
|G||Capital G: Draw a C. Then, draw a horizontal line -, beginning at the base of the bottom tip, half-way through the C. |
This is G.
|H|| Capital H: Draw two vertical lines next to each other: | |. Then, draw a horizontal line in the middle, connecting them -. |
This is H.
|I|| Capital I: Draw one vertical line: |. |
This is I.
|J||Capital J: Draw an I with a hook on it. Like a backward-facing fish hook. |
This is J.
|K||Capital K: Draw a vertical line: |. Then, draw two lines, starting from the right hand side, each from the middle. One angles up, the other down. |
This is K.
|L|| Capital L: Draw a vertical line: |. Then, draw a shorter, horizontal line: _ on the bottom right. |
This is L.
|M||Capital M: Draw two vertical lines next to another: | |. Then, starting from the inner, top tips, draw two shorter angled lines that touch 1/2 way in the middle. |
This is M.
|N|| Capital N: Draw two horizontal lines close to each other: | |. Then, draw an angled line: \ that starts from the inner top tip of the left line, angled so that it touches the other line, on the inner bottom tip. |
This is N.
|O|| Capital O: Draw a full circle. |
This is O.
|P|| Capital P: Draw a vertical line: |. Then, draw a 1/2 bubble on the right side upper tip, and touching the middle of the vertical line: P. |
This is P.
|Q||Capital Q: Draw a full circle: O. Then, on the near-bottom right, draw a vertical line angling right, partly in the O, and partly out of it. |
This is Q.
|R|| Capital R: Draw a P. Then, starting from where the bottom 1/2 bubble touches the vertical line, draw a small line angled to the right. |
This is R.
|S||Capital S: In one stroke, draw a wavy line going left, then right, then left. |
This is S.
|T|| Capital T: Draw a vertical line: |. Then, draw a shorter, horizontal line: _ on top. |
This is T.
|U||Capital U: Draw a circle, but, leave part of the top open. |
This is U.
|V|| Capital V: Draw two vertical lines next to each other, but, angle the left one to the right and down: \, and the right one to the left and down: /. |
This is V.
|W|| Capital W: Draw two V's next to another: W. |
This is W.
|X|| Capital X: Draw one vertical line headed up and right /. Draw another vertical line up and leaning left: \, crossing in the middle. |
This is X.
|Y|| Capital Y: Draw a small v. Then, where the two lines meet, draw a vertical line | . |
This is Y.
|Capital Z: In one stroke, draw a horizontal line:_, then a vertical line that angles downward left /, then a horizontal line to the right _. |
This is Z.
|zed in British English|
zee in American English