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    What are the names of the Russian letters?

    What are the names of the Russian letters? In the book i got it shows all the letters but not their names.

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    http://www.languagehelpers.com/flash...n_alphabet.exe


    Here is the link someone gave me on another post. (sorr for no credits).

    Very good flash program that you can click on the russian letter and it will say it for you.
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    Don't spend so much time learning their names, tho, unless you're curious. I don't even know the names of the Russian letters.

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    Do you know the order of the alphabet? I don't...

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    What would be the point in knowing the names of the Russian letters? How is it going to help you learn Russian?

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    I am just learning them so I can properly write/print them. Guess no harm really. Other then that haven't helped me at all. Besides really confusing me when it comes to pronoucning a new word.
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    When spelling a word I outloud I try to say the letters in russian, but I usually just end up saying its sound (which is often the name of the letter too)
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    Actually, I do know the alphabet order, but that's only from flipping through dictionaries hundreds of times. As for the names of the letters, I believe it just goes "ah be ve ge de ye yo zhe ze i i kratkoe" and so on, but I thought there were some other names for them children might learn. About ы, I remember a book of mine saying the name for it is "еры", but it's probably just "ы" now.

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    Я = the backwards R thing

    И = the backwards N thing

    Й = the backwards N with the funny thing on top

    Ь = the tiny B thing
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    А Бэ Вэ Гэ Дэ Е Ё Же Зэ И Ий Ка Эл Эм Эн О Пэ Рэ Сэ Тэ У Фэ Ха Цэ Че Ша Ща (твердый знак) Ы (мягкий знак) Э Ю Я
    Так что ли? Я уж и сам не помню, в начальной школе последний раз учил .

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisces
    А Бэ Вэ Гэ Дэ Е Ё Же Зэ И Ий Ка Эл Эм Эн О Пэ Рэ Сэ Тэ У Фэ Ха Цэ Че Ша Ща (твердый знак) Ы (мягкий знак) Э Ю Я
    Так что ли? Я уж и сам не помню, в начальной школе последний раз учил .
    Ф = Эф
    Р = Эр (as in эс-эс-эс-эр)
    С = Эс (it is only Сэ in США)
    З = Зэ (that's ЗЭ not ЗЗ)
    Й = и краткое
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pravit
    About ы, I remember a book of mine saying the name for it is "еры", but it's probably just "ы" now.
    "еры" is an old name for 'ы'
    as well as "еръ" for 'ъ' and "ерь" for 'ь'

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    Pices почти прав (права)

    Эль, Эс, Эф, Еры

    That's how I learned them.

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    See, me and chaika are in the cool club. I learned it as еры too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russkayalove
    What would be the point in knowing the names of the Russian letters? How is it going to help you learn Russian?

    well jeez, you know it's just a simple question

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    He he.. Tate that guy is funny. lol.

    Honestly, I think it is a big headache for me to pronounce russian alphabet .

    Gee, look, B is not "b". H becomes "n" . P actually is "r" etc.

    There you go, I've got something useful for people like you and me.

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    The whole remaining alphabet is very similar to Latin one, even when some characters look differently, now we will discuss the pronunciation of each letter.

    А is the long sound like in words "after", "advantage", "astma". I like say "Ah"

    Б as in English alphabet in words, and when you pronounce it in the alphabet, it sounds like "back". I guess it's "be(d)"

    В as in English alphabet in words, and when you pronounce it in the alphabet, it sounds like "vegetables" . so I note "Ve(t)"

    Г as in English alphabet in words, and when you pronounce it in the alphabet, it sounds like "game", "gather" I say "ge(t)"

    Д as in English alphabet in words, and when you pronounce it in the alphabet, it sounds like "date", "desk", "destination". Tata, you know "Da" means "yes" in russian so the same pronunciation.

    Е as in English alphabet in words, and when you pronounce it in the alphabet, it sounds like "examination", "emergency".

    E there is no sound for this letter, and it is not supported by the most keyboard drivers, include mine, there must be two dots on the top of this letter and it's name is "YO", it sounds like "Yours".


    well I don't know what's the differences between E and E with two eyes.


    Ж it is impossible to find any words, in which there is the same pronunciation, the most similar pronunciation is in the word "usual".

    З exactly as in English alphabet in words, and when you pronounce it in the alphabet, it sounds like "zone", "zoo".

    И as in English alphabet in words, and when you pronounce it in the alphabet, it sounds like "eastern", "instruction". I say "E(pal)"

    Й the sound is "your", "Yukon". Don't know this one

    K as in English alphabet in words, and when you pronounce it in the alphabet, it sounds like "camel", "ca(ssete)".

    Л as in English alphabet in words, and in the alphabet. Forgot!

    M as in English alphabet in words, and in the alphabet. I guess it's "m"

    Н as in English alphabet in words, and in the alphabet. Do not forget, that is not English "h", it is "n".

    O as in English alphabet in words, and when you pronounce it in the alphabet, it sounds like "Object", "omega". I think it's "O".

    П as in English alphabet in words, and when you pronounce it in the alphabet, it sounds like "pai(r)".

    Р as in English alphabet in words, and in the alphabet, this is not English "P", it is "r".

    С as in English alphabet in words, and in the alphabet, please, keep in mind that this is not English "С", it is "S".

    Т as in English alphabet in words, and when you pronounce it, it sounds like "Telephone", "Te(chician)".

    У as in English alphabet in words, and in the alphabet, again, this is not English "Y", it is "U".

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    Good luck with your russian study.

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    Knowing the names of the letters tends to be helpful when people ask you to spell a word.
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    Bah, just bring a pad of paper and ask them to write it.
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    Doesn't work when talking on the phone.
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