Russian Alphabet

Russian Alphabet

If you're trying to learn the Russian Alphabet you will find some useful resources including a course about pronunciation, and sound of all letters... to help you with your Russian 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 Russian. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Russian Alphabet

Learning the Russian 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 Russian language.

Below is a table showing the Russian alphabet and how it is pronounced in English, and finally examples of how those letters would sound if you place them in a word.

Russian AlphabetEnglish SoundPronunciation Example

А а

aAs in the word army

А а

uAs in the word gun

Б б

bAs in the word bath

В в

vAs in the word very

Г г

gAs in the word gun

Д д

dAs in the word dog

Е е

eAs in the word send

Ж ж

sAs in the word pleasure

З з

zAs in the word zoo

И и

iAs in the word bit

Й й

yAs in the word youth

К к

kAs in the word kitchen

Л л

lAs in the word luck

Л л

lAs in the word leaf

М м

mAs in the word meet

Н н

nAs in the word not

О о

oAs in the word hot

П п

pAs in the word pot

Р р

rAs in the word robot

С с

sAs in the word sun

Т т

tAs in the word tall

У у

ooAs in the word room

Ф ф

fAs in the word fish

Х х

hAs in the word hat

Ц ц

tzAs in the word quartz

Ч ч

chAs in the word church

Ш ш

shAs in the word fish

Щ щ

shtAs in the word smashed

Ъ ъ

uAs in the word ugly

Ъ ъ

uAs in the word but

ь

эAs in the word pet

Э э

yAs in the word youth

Ю ю

youAs in the word you

Я я

yaAs in the word yarn

Russian 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:

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


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