004 – Russian alphabet: consonants (2d. part)

We’ve already covered more than a half of the Russian alphabet: the vowels А, О, У, Э, Ы, Я, Ё, Ю, Е, И, and 13 consonants. Today we’ll learn another 8 of the Russian consonants.

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Here are those consonants:

Й й [î] (like ‘y’ in ‘boy’)
Л л [l] (like English ‘l’)
М м [m] (like English ‘m’)
Н н [n] (like English ‘n’)
Р р [r] (a rolled sound ‘r’, like in Spanish)
Ц ц [ts] (like ‘ts’ in “it’s”)
Ч ч [ch] (like ‘ch’ in ‘cherry’)
Щ щ [sch] (like sounds ‘sh’ and ‘ch’ together)

Now when you know all the Russian vowels and consonants, let’s learn a few more Russian words:

лес [lyes]forest
мир [meer]peace, world
ру́сский язы́к [rús-keeî ya-zýk]Russian language

Practice the letters and words of the today’s lesson with the audio recording.

In the next lesson we’ll learn the last two letters of the Russian alphabet.

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