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The Russian alphabet

In Russian we write using a different alphabet: the Cyrillic alphabet. It is very easy to learn and this is the first step to learn how to read Russian. This video is divided into two parts:

  • The Russian alphabet: each letter will be pronounced once.
  • Examples: for each letter you will see an example of a Russian word that contains that letter.

If you want to learn how to read Russian, here you have a free course: Learn to read Russian: Lesson 1

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The Cyrillic alphabet is a good start for those who want to learn Russian as a foreign language.

In this lesson you will find:

  • The letters of the Cyrillic alphabet (which is the one use to write in Russian).
  • Examples of words for each letter.

In order to help you with the pronunciation, each word in Russian comes with a "pronunciation guide" in parenthesis, like this:


This will not express 100% the real pronunciation, but it is a useful help for those students who are learning how to read Russian letters.

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