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The Russian alphabet consists of 33 letters: 21 consonants, 10 vowels, and two letters without sound - soft sign and hard sign. Click on the Russian letter in the left-hand column of the table below to hear its name (you can also click on the "speaker" icon on the left to hear the whole alphabet pronounced at one bout):

 

 

Russian letter

Letter's name
in Russian

Pronounced
as

Transliteration

Vowel

"ah"

a in car

a

x

"beh"

b in bit

b

-

"veh"

v in vine

v

-

"geh"

g in go

g

-

"deh"

d in do

d

-

"yeh"

ye in yet

ye or e

x

"yo"

yo in yolk

yo

x

"zheh"

s in pleasure

zh

-

"zeh"

z in zoo

z

-

"ee"

ee in see

i

x

"ee kratkoyeh"
"short ee"

y in boy

i or y or j

-

"kah"

k in kitten

k

-

"ehl"

l in lamp

l

-

"ehm"

m in map

m

-

"ehn"

n in not

n

-

"oh"

o in fork

o

x

"peh"

p in pet

p

-

"ehr"

r in roll

r

-

"ehs"

s in see

s

-

"teh"

t in tip

t

-

"oo"

oo in boot

u

x

"ehf"

f in face

f

-

"khah"

h in house

kh or h

-

"tseh"

ts in sits

ts

-

"cheh"

ch in chip

ch

-

"shah"

sh in shut

sh

-

"schyah"

sh in sheep

sch

-

"tvyordiy znahk"
"hard sign"

a separation sign

'

-

"i"

i in ill

y

x

"myagkeey znahk"
"soft sign"

indicates
the softness of consonants

'

-

"eh"

e in met

e

x

"yoo"

u in use

yu

x

"yah"

ya in yard

ya

x

 

 

 
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