Armenian Alphabet

Armenian Alphabet

If you're trying to learn the Armenian Alphabet you will find some useful resources including a course about pronunciation, and sound of all letters... to help you with your Armenian grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and memorize the sounds. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Armenian. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Armenian Alphabet

Learning the Armenian alphabet is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. Without it, you will not be able to say words properly even if you know how to write those words. The better you pronounce a letter in a word, the more understood you will be in speaking the Armenian language.

Below is a table showing the Armenian alphabet and how it is pronounced in English, and finally examples of how those letters would sound if you place them in a word. While you're looking at the table, you can also listen to this song which includes all the Armenian alphabet.


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Armenian AlphabetEnglish SoundPronunciation ExampleEnglish Sound
ԱɑɑLike the 'ah' in 'father'
Բblike the 'b' in 'boat'
Գɡlike the 'k' in 'key' or 'g' in 'goat'
Դdlike the 'd' in 'dog'
Ե(j)ɛ(j)ɛlike the 'ye' in 'yet' or 'eh' in 'bet'
Զzzlike the 'z' in 'zebra'
ԷɛɛLike the 'e' in 'end'
ԸəəLike the 'u' in 'but'
ԹLike the 't' in 'tomorrow'
ԺʒʒLike the 's' in 'measure'
ԻiiLike the 'ee' in 'meet'
ԼllLike the 'l' in 'lily'
ԽχχLike guttural 'ch' in 'Bach'
ԾtsdzLike the 'tz' in 'Mitzi'
ԿkɡLike the 'ck' in 'Micky'
ՀhhLike the 'h' in 'hello'
ՁdztsʰLike the 'ds' in 'kids'
ՂʁʁLike a guttural French 'r'
ՃLike a hard, clipped 'j' 
ՄmmLike the 'm' in 'mom'
ՅjjLike the 'y' in 'year' or 'y' in 'buy'
ՆnnLike the 'n' in 'number'
ՇʃʃLike the 'sh' in 'shower'
Ո(v)o(v)oLike the 'vo' in 'vocal' (beginning) or 'o' in 'low' (within a word)
ՉtʃʰtʃʰLike the 'ch' in 'church'
ՊpbLike the 'p' in 'pizza'
ՋtʃʰLike the 'j' in 'jeans'
Ռrr/ɾLike the rolled Spanish 'r'
ՍssLike the 's' in 'sand'
ՎvvLike the 'v' in 'Victor'
ՏtdLike a hard 't' in 'but'
ՐɾɾLike the 'r' in 'red' or 'rh' in 'bother' (word endings)
ՑtsʰtsʰLike the 'ts' in 'bits'
Ւvvlike the 'oo' in 'cool'
Փlike the 'p' in 'pear'
Քlike the 'k' in 'kite'
Օoolike the 'o' in 'bone'
Ֆfflike the 'f' in 'life'
Ուuulike the 'oo' in 'cool'
և(j)ɛv(j)ɛvCombination of sounds 'ye' and 'v'
 : : :Full stop or period.

Armenian Pronunciation

You saw how a letter is written and might be pronounced, but there is nothing better than hearing the sound of the letters in a video or audio. Below you will be able to hear how the letters above are pronounced, just press the play button:

Armenian Pronunciation

The alphabet and its pronunciation have a very important role in Armenian, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with Armenian alphabet, you might want to check the rest of our Armenian lessons here: Learn Armenian. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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