For an English speaker, or anyone else not familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet, the idea of learning Russian might feel like a daunting task. Memorizing new words and studying new grammar is one thing, but getting used to a completely new alphabet is a totally different one, isn’t it?
But what if we tell you that there is an easy way to learn the Russian alphabet? Even more so, that you are already familiar with at least 20% of the Russian letters?
You see, all Russian letters can be roughly divided into 4 categories:
- Letters that look and sound the same as in English.
- Letters that look like in English but sound differently.
- Letters that sound like in English but look differently.
- Letters with new to an English speaker sounds and looks.
As you can imagine, it is much easier to learn the Russian alphabet not by alphabetical order but by starting with the group of already familiar letters and gradually moving on to the unfamiliar ones.
What else can help you with memorizing all Russian letters? Of course, the ability to listen to them and to practice them immediately after you learned them. And now, there is a tool that provides you with exactly that.
The website Russian Alphabet Online is dedicated entirely to the Russian alphabet. There, you will be able to learn all the Russian letters in order of increasing difficulty, to practice them in syllables and words with the audio recorded by a native speaker, to train your Russian handwriting with the worksheets provided for each step, and to check yourself with a quiz at the end of the course.
Besides, you will find there all the necessary information about Russian pronunciation rules, accent marks, and so on. With Russian Alphabet Online, you will start reading in Russian after just the first 3 letters and improve with every step. We hope you get inspired to learn Russian with such an easy tool.
Also, feel free to explore the Imperfective and Perfective aspects.
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