Russian (Cyrilic) alphabet by English words.

I was trying to teach my wife to read in Russian, so the first thing is to learn Russian alphabet. It is not an easy task taking into consideration that Russian language has some sounds that are not met in English. I was trying to present Russian alphabets by English words and phonemes. Hope it could be helpful to some of you out there… :)

Cyrilic

 

Name

Like in

Sound

А а

 

A

cAr

/a/

Б б

 

Be

BaBy

/b/

В в

 

Ve

Victory

/v/

Г г

 

Ge

Groove

/g/

Д д

 

De

Dear

/d/

Е е

 

Ye

hEritage

/je/

Ё ё

 

Yo

hErbal

/jo/

Ж ж

 

Zhe

pleaSure

/ʒ/

З з

 

Ze

Zoo

/z/

И и

 

I

Internet

/i/

Й й

 

Short I

hAIry

/j/

К к

 

Ka

CooK

/k/

Л л

 

El

Lazy

/l/

М м

 

Em

Mama

/m/

Н н

 

En

Name

/n/

О о

 

O

Orchid

/o/

П п

 

Pe

Papa

/p/

Р р

 

Er

dRunk (r should sound)

/r/

С с

 

Es

Steam

/s/

Т т

 

Te

Towel

/t/

У у

 

U

pOOr

/u/

Ф ф

 

Ef

Freak

/f/

Х х

 

Kha

Harry

/x/

Ц ц

 

Tse

Cicada

/ts/

Ч ч

 

Che

CHina

/ʧ/

Ш ш

 

Sha

SHadow

/ʃ/

Щ щ

 

Shcha

SHirt

/ʃʧ/

Ь ь

 

Soft Sign

/ʲ/

Ы ы

 

WE (more open E)

Ъ ъ

 

Hard Sign

Э э

 

Enter

Ю ю

 

Yu

YOU

/ju/

Я я

 

Ya

YOUng

/ja/

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