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New Letters 1

In this lesson we'll go over the first 10 letters that are only in Cyrillic.

Б , б
Transliteration: b
Sounds like: the "b" in Boy.


Cursive:
Upper , Lower


Г , г
Transliteration: g
Sounds like: the "g" in Game.


Cursive:
Upper , Lower


Example 1:

Coast
Byereg



Example 2:

Bread
khlyep



Example 3:

Coffin
grop



Д , д
Transliteration: d
Sounds like: the "d" in Dog.


Cursive:
Upper , Lower


Ё , ё
Transliteration: yo
Sounds like: 'yo' in Yolk.


Cursive:
Upper , Lower


Ж , ж
Transliteration: zh
Sounds like: Closer to English 'j' but never hard, always like French 'j'; "Jean Valjean".


Cursive:
Upper , Lower


Example 4:

The Hermitage
ehrmitazh



З , з
Transliteration: z
Sounds like: the "Z" in Zoro.


Cursive:
Upper , Lower


И , и
Transliteration: ee
Sounds like: the "ee" in See.


Cursive:
Upper , Lower


Й , й
Transliteration: y
Sounds like: the "y" in Yell.


Cursive:
Upper , Lower


Л , л
Transliteration: l
Sounds like: the "l" in hello.


Cursive:
Upper , Lower

Note that this letter is written with a hook to the left: See the word Зал (Example 8) below as an example.


П , п
Transliteration: p
Sounds like: the "p" in pie (this is the Pi symbol).


Cursive:
Upper , Lower


Reading Practice
Example 5:

Fat
zhir



Example 6:

Tree
De-reva



Example 7:

Pitty
ZHAL-ka



Example 8:

Hall
zal



Example 9:

Tribe
plyemya