Russian Alphabet

The Russian alphabet is as follows :
Letter

Name

IPA

English example

Аа

а
[a]

/a/

alligator

Бб

бэ
[bɛ]

/b/ or
/bʲ/

bit

Вв

вэ
[vɛ]

/v/ or
/vʲ/

vine

Гг

гэ
[ɡɛ]

/ɡ/

go

Дд

дэ
[dɛ]

/d/ or
/dʲ/

do

Ее

е
[je]

/je/ or
/ ʲe/

yet

Ёё

ё
[jo]

/jo/ or
/ ʲo/

yolk

Жж

жэ
[ʐɛ]

/ʐ/

pleasure

Зз

зэ
[zɛ]

/z/ or
/zʲ/

zoo

Ии

и
[i]

/i/ or
/ ʲi/

me

Йй

и краткое
[i ˈkratkəɪ]

/j/

yes

Кк

ка
[ka]

/k/ or
/kʲ/

kitten

Лл

эл or эль
[el}] or [elʲ]

/l/ or
/lʲ/

lamp

Мм

эм
[ɛm]

/m/ or
/mʲ/

map

Нн

эн
[ɛn]

/n/ or
/nʲ/

not

Оо

o
[o]

/o/

more

Пп

пэ
[pɛ]

/p/ or
/pʲ/

pet

Рр

эр
[ɛr]

/r/ or
/rʲ/

rolled r

slightly palatalises the preceding consonant Ээ э [ɛ] /e/ met Юю ю [ju] /ju/ or / ʲu/ use Яя я [ja] /ja/ or / ʲa/ yard silent. prevents palatalization of the preceding consonant [ɨ] roses or silly (close central unrounded vowel) .Сс эс [ɛs] /s/ or /sʲ/ see Тт тэ [tɛ] /t/ or /tʲ/ tip Уу у [u] /u/ boot Фф эф [ɛf] /f/ or /fʲ/ face Хх ха [xa] /x/ Ugh (voiceless velar fricative) Цц це [tsɛ] /t͡s/ sits Чч че [tɕe] /t͡ɕ/ chip Шш ша [ʂa] /ʂ/ shut (voiceless retroflex fricative) Щщ ща [ɕɕa] /ɕɕ/ sheer (sometimes instead pronounced as with fresh cheese) (a voiceless alveolo-palatal fricative) Ъъ твёрдый знак [ˈtvʲordɨj znak] Ыы ы [ɨ] Ьь мягкий знак / ʲ/ [ˈmʲæxʲkʲɪj znak] silent.

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