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Learn Russian - Week 5

28. November 2012 by Lorena 0 Comments

There are 33 characters in the Russian alphabet. While many are similar to our own alphabet, others have different shapes, and even different functions.


A lot of words in Russian are very similar to their English counterparts. For instance, "restaurant," Russian, is spelled "Ресторан" (rest-ah-ran).


In past lessons, we've gone over a handful of characters a week. Now, it's time to learn the rest of the Russian alphabet. 


It helps to go over the letters frequently. A few ways to help them stick in your brain:

  • Make flashcards for yourself.
  • Visit Russian-language websites. Before hitting your browser's "translate" button, try sounding out headlines in Russian.
  • Practice writing the characters. Boring, but it's what helped you learn Latin letters (the characters used in English) as a kid!


Looking for past lessons? You can find them here.