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Russian Alphabet

A a

"ah", like the a in car

Б б

"beh", like the b in bit

В в

"veh", like the v in vine

Г г

"geh", like the g in go

Д д

"deh", like the d in do

Е е

"yeh", like the ye in yet

Ё ё

"yo", like the yo in yonder

Ж ж

"zheh", like the su in pleasure

З з

"zeh", like the z in zoo

И и

"ee", like the ee in see

Й й

"y", like the y in boy

К к

"kah", like the k in kitten

Л л

"ehl", like the l in lamp

М м

"ehm", like the m in my

Н н

"ehn", like the n in not

О о

"o", like the o in hot

П п

"peh", like the p in pot

Р р

"ehr", like the r in rock (but rolled)

С с

"ehs", like the s in sun

Т т

"teh", like the t in table

У у

"oo", like the oo in boot

Ф ф

"ehf", like the f in food

Х х

"khah", like the ch in Scottish loch

Ц ц

"tseh", like the ts in boots

Ч ч

"chye", like the ch in chip

Ш ш

"shah", like the sh in short

Щ щ

"shcha" (sh followed by ch), like sh_ch in fresh_cheese

Ъ ъ

"tvyordiy znahk" (hard sign), makes the preceding consonant pronounced regularly, or hard

Ы ы

"i" like the i in ill

Ь ь

"myakheey znahk" (soft sign), makes preceding consonant pronounced softly with a slight y sound

Э э

"e", like the e in met

Ю ю

"yoo", like the u in duke

Я я

"yah", like the ya in yard

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