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Russian alphabet, writing, and reading

Russian alphabet, writing, and reading

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Tutorial

Alphabet

Overview of the Russian alphabet, broken into groups based on whether or not they sound like letters in the Latin (English) alphabet.

American Patriots- Look and sound like letters in the Latin (English) alphabet.
A K M O T

Russian Spies- Look like English letters, but do not sound the same in Russian.
B E H P C Y X

Russian Alphabet- part 2 (Russian Spies!)

These letters do not resemble English letters.

Russian Patriots
Б Г Д Ё Ж З И Й Л П Ф
Ц Ч Ш Щ Ъ Ы Ь Э Ю Я

Russian alphabet

Alphabet tutorial.
Pronunciation of each letter and examples of words that begin with each letter.

Russian alphabet song

Russian alphabet song,

Animals and alphabet song (optional)

Fun song connecting each letter of the alphabet with an animals that begins with the same letter.

Writing Russian letters

How to write the letters of the Russian alphabet.
Practice writing each letter along with this tutorial.

Russian Reading practice -- Part 1

Russian Reading practice -- Part 1

Now that you know the sounds of the letters in the alphabet, practice sounding out words.

Cognates

Cognates are words that have the same origin and meaning in two or more languages. They are also known as "international words". Make sure to pay attention to the stress in Russian words because it is often very different from the stress in English. The stressed vowels are shown in bold.

Test yourself with this activity on Quizlet.

https://quizlet.com/281607/russian-cognates-flash-cards/

 

Additional resources for learning the Russian alphabet

The alphabet chapter
-Hear the all the letters of the alphabet pronounced.
http://www.languagehelpers.com/words/russian/alphabet.html

-Watch a video of the Russian alphabet with pronunciation of each letter.
video of the Russian alphabet 

-Here's a Russian cartoon featuring a bird giving a rabbit a whole lesson on the Russian alphabet, complete with cursive writing.
http://rutube.ru/video/6fb00dee6cbb250969f930d4c03dc1a9/