Learn the Russian Alphabet
The Russian Alphabet

Russian letterLetter's name
in Russian
Pronounced
as
Transliteration1Vowel
"ah"a in carax
"beh"b in bitb-
"veh"v in vinev-
"geh"g in gog-
"deh"d in dod-
"yeh"ye in yetye or ex
"yo"yo in yolkyox
"zheh"s in pleasurezh-
"zeh"z in zooz-
"ee"ee in seeix
"ee kratkoyeh"
"short ee"
y in boyi or y or j-
"kah"k in kittenk-
"ehl"l in lampl-
"ehm"m in mapm-
"ehn"n in notn-
"oh"o in folkox
"peh"p in petp-
"ehr"r in roll2r-
"ehs"s in sees-
"teh"t in tipt-
"oo"oo in bootux
"ehf"f in facef-
"khah"h in house3kh or h-
"tseh"ts in sitsts-
"cheh"ch in chipch-
"shah"sh in shutsh-
"schyah"sh in sheepsch-
"tvyordiy znahk"
"hard sign"
4'-
"i"i in illyx
"myagkeey znahk"
"soft sign"
5'-
"eh"e in metex
"yoo"u in useyux
"yah"ya in yardyax

The Russian alphabet consists of 33 letters: 21 consonants, 10 vowels, and two letters without sound - soft sign and hard sign

1 the Latin letter or combination of letters you type in Russian using the Latin keyboard
2 you have to really "rrroll" your tongue to get it to sound Russian :-)
3 the hard sounded "h" ("house"), also compared to "x" sound when pronounced in Spanish (ex.: "México"); is usually transliterated as "kh"
4 is called the hard sign and used in modern Russian spelling only as a separation sign
5 is called the soft sign and is generally used to indicate the softness of consonants

Also look at:
Transliteration from Russian to English
Common phrases in Russian from Travlang.com - with this site listed :-)
Greetings and farewells in Russian
Learn to count in Russian
Gymnastics Terms in Russian
Russian Names and their Nicknames
Ex-USSR Page
Russia On the Internet - extensive collection of links (research, travel, media, business, sports, music, etc.)! Start your research here!
Russian Music in Real Audio - includes live radiostation broadcasts and videoclips
The Life in Russia - a collection of articles portraying the way of Russian life; the Russian life magazine's archive

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Whether you are successful or not you will find this site entertaining:
100 Western signs in Russian



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