When learning a new language, it’s tempting to take a few shortcuts on the long, hard road to fluency. The favorite vocabulary words of the beginning language learner, those that are more or less the same in both languages, are known as cognates. Spanish and English, due to the wide overlap of the two languages, have plenty of these.

The Greek alphabet has only 24 letters many of which are very easy to recognize and we happen to have borrowed an awful lot of letters from the Greek alphabet for our needs. Whether you want to learn how to read the alphabet to read some Greek signs or remember the names of the letters to impress your friends, it’s easy and worth doing. Here’s how you do it.