Russia Alphabet

  1. А а
    ar as in Far
  2. Б б
    b as in But
  3. В в
    v as in Voice
  4. Г г
    g as in Get
  5. Д д
    D as in Day
  6. Е е
    Ye as in Yet
  7. Ё ё
    yo as in YOur or YOrk, or can act like 'o'
  8. Ж ж
    sounds like "s" in usual, pleasure.
  9. З з
    Z as in Zone
  10. И и
    sounds like "ee" in free, meet.
  11. Й й
    sounds like "y" in oyster, soy.
  12. К к
    sounds like "k" in kite, making, like. Try to avoid the puff of air after the sound typical for the English language.
  13. Л л
    L as in Look
  14. М м
    sounds like "m" in mobile, dome.
  15. Н н
    • sounds like "n" in noon, nose. Like with the Russian letter T, the tip
    • of the tongue touches the lower teeth when pronouncing this letter.
  16. О о
    sounds like "o" in more (without the 'r' sound). Try protruding and rounding your lips a bit more than you do in English.
  17. П п
    P as in Pie.  (it also looks like a Pi symbol..)
  18. Р р
    sounds like "r" in "rock" but rolled. (rock and rolled)
  19. С с
    sounds like "s" in sun, sale. Unlike in English, the tip of the tongue touches the lower teeth.
  20. Т т
    sounds like "t" in task, tardy. The tip of the tongue touches the lower teeth, as opposed the upper gum ridge in English.
  21. У у
    sounds like "oo" in oodles. This sound is pronounced shorter than in English, with lips more rounded and protruded.
  22. Ф ф
    sounds like "f" in fasten, fact
  23. Х х
    sounds like "ch" in loch when pronounced in Scottish manner. It remotely reminds "h" in hoopla.
  24. Ц ц
    sounds like "ts" in that's.
  25. Ч ч
    sounds like "ch" in church, cheek. Do not confuse this letter with the number four (4).
  26. Ш ш
    sounds like "sh" in ship, crush but with the tongue farther back in the mouth
  27. Щ щ
    • sounds like "shsh" in rush-ship. When pronouncing it, try to
    • place your tongue higher and more forward in the mouth than in English.
  28. Ъ
    • The "hard sign" has no sound value. It occurs only between a
    • consonant and a vowel as in the word "въезд" (entry). It is used
    • to show that the consonant should not be palatalized and that the
    • consequent vowel is preceded by the the "y" sound as in yes.
  29. Ы ы
    • No English equivalent. To produce "Ы" sound, notice the positions of the
    • tongue when pronouncing English sounds i as in kit and u as in sugar.
    • Then place your tongue in between and emit a voiced sound.
  30. Ь
    • This letter is called the "soft sign" and has no sound value. It
    • is used to modify the pronunciation of the preceding consonant by making
    • it soft (palatalized). A consonant becomes soft when it is pronounced
    • with the middle of the tongue raised towards the roof of the mouth.
  31. Э э
    sounds like "e" in ebony, edit. When pronouncing this sound, try opening the mouth a bit wider than you do in English.
  32. Ю ю
    • YOU as in YOUth
    • sounds like the word "you" but faster. In some cases it sounds like "oo" in oodles
  33. Я я
    Ya as in YArd
Card Set
Russia Alphabet
Cyrillic Alphabet. (Russian)