The Russian Alphabet

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Download the Russian desktop alphabet

Contains: Keyboard characters - Hand written letters - Letter sounds.

Installs straight to your window desktop. Provides a quick referancs, when learning from phrase books or the internet.

Download the Russian alphabet app

The Russian alphabet consists of 33 letters, 11 vowels, 20 consonants and 2 letters which do not have a sound (instead they make the word harder or softer). Also hand written Russian looks different to printed Russian. Click on the letters in the above app to hear how they sound.

А а

English Equivalent = А а

Б б

English Equivalent = B b

В в

English Equivalent = V v

Г г

English Equivalent = G g

Д д

English Equivalent = D d

Е е

English Equivalent = YE ye

Ё ё

English Equivalent = YO yo

Ж ж

English Equivalent = Zh zh

З з

English Equivalent = Z z

И и

English Equivalent = EE ee

Й й

English Equivalent = I i or Y y

К к

English Equivalent = K k

Л л

English Equivalent = L l

М м

English Equivalent = M m

Н н

English Equivalent = N n

О о

English Equivalent = Stressed: O o and Un-stressed: A a

П п

English Equivalent = P p

Р р

English Equivalent = R r

С с

English Equivalent = S s

Т т

English Equivalent = T t

У у

English Equivalent = U u

Ф ф

English Equivalent = F f

Х х

English Equivalent = H h or KH kh

Ц ц

English Equivalent = TS ts

Ч ч

English Equivalent = CH ch

Ш ш

English Equivalent = SH sh

Щ щ

English Equivalent = SH sh

Ъ ъ

Hard Sign

This Character does not have a sound it makes the previous letter sound harder.

Ы ы

English Equivalent = I i

Ь ь

Soft Sign

This Character does not have a sound it makes the previous letter sound softer.

Э э

English Equivalent = E e

Ю ю

English Equivalent = YU yu

Я я

English Equivalent = YA ya