The Russian Alphabet

The Russian language is written in the Cyrillic script, much like English, French and Spanish are written in the Roman script. Cyrillic has its roots in Greek, so you should be able to see a great deal of similarity.

Character (upper/lowercase) Pronunciation of Letter

Аа “ah”

Бб “beh”

Вв “veh”

Гг “geh” (hard g)

Дд “deh”

Ее “yeh”

Ёё “yoh”

Жж “zheh”

Зз “zeh”

Ии “ee”

Йй y-glide

Кк “kah”

Лл “ell”

Мм “em”

Нн “en”

Оо “oh”

Пп “peh”

Рр “err”

Сс “ess”

Тт “teh”

Уу “ooh”

Фф “eff”

Хх “khah”

Цц “tseh”

Чч “cheh”

Шш “shah”

Щщ “shchah”

Ъъ –

Ыы “yery”

Ьь –

Ээ “eh”

Юю “yoo”

Яя “yah”

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