Ukrainian Alphabet

Ukrainian Alphabet

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


Ukrainian Alphabet

Learning the Ukrainian 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 Ukrainian language.

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

Ukrainian AlphabetEnglish SoundPronunciation Example

А а

/ɑ/as in car

Б б

/b/as in best

В в

/w/aas in well

Г г

/ɦ/as in good

Ґ ґ

/ɡ/as in give

Д д

/d/, /dʲ/as in day

Е е

/ɛ/as in Jerry

Є є

/jɛ/ or /ʲɛ/as in yellow

Ж ж

/ʒ/as in pleasure

З з

/z/, /zʲ/as in zodiac

И и

/ɪ/as in ink

І і

/i/, /ʲi/as in see

Ї ї

/ji/as in yield

Й й

/j/as in yours

К к

/k/as in kid

Л л

/l/, /lʲ/as in love

М м

/m/as in man

Н н

/n/, /nʲ/as in nice

О о

/ɔ/as in opera

П п

/p/as in pool

Р р

/r/, /rʲ/as in rise

С с

/s/, /sʲ/as in sing

Т т

/t/, /tʲ/as in time

У у

/u/as in cool

Ф ф

/f/as in free

Х х

/x/as in the Spanish 'j' in Jose

Ц ц

/t͡s/, /t͡sʲ/as in hats

Ч ч

/t͡ʃ/as in church

Ш ш

/ʃ/as in shine

Щ щ

/ʃt͡ʃ/as in share

Ь ь

/◌ʲ/indicate the softness of consonants

Ю ю

/ju/ or /ʲu/as in you

Я я

/jɑ/ or /ʲɑ/as in yah, yahoo

Ukrainian 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:

Ukrainian Pronunciation

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