Немно́го о языке́ 1.2 Аэропо́рт Домоде́дово
Review the letters that you have seen so far, clicking on the sound file and repeating the sound as you read through the tables. Then work on learning the new letters below.
|Б б||[b]||as in boy, bat|
|З з||[z]||as in zero, zebra|
|Ч ч||[ch]||as in cheek, cheat|
Гла́сная бу́ква ы и мя́гкий знак
Close but not quite…
It’s important to notice and attend to the small differences that distinguish certain letters in the Russian alphabet. It may take some time to get used to them. Inspect these six pairs of letters of the Russian alphabet and note the visual differences. Click on each one to hear the sounds they make. Be sure you distinguish these letters when you read, since each letter represents a different sound.
Use good learning strategies!
When Russian shares a cognate with English, sounding out will help you get a sense of how the word is pronounced, and also give you a clue to meaning. But whether the Russian word has a cognate or not, sounding out will often be a first step for you to learn the word, recognizing its letters and syllables.
When you face a very long word, break the work into syllables building up from one, to two to three syllables. If you can’t wrap your tongue around the opening consonant cluster in a long word, move to the last syllable and start building the word from the ending.
You will hear one of three syllables read. Click on the one that you hear.