– Hi everyone! Welcome to our channel, An American Russian. – My name is Peter.
– My name is Svetlana. – I’ll speak English.
– I’ll speak Russian. – Today we will continue learning the 33 letters of the Russian alphabet. – Already you know three groups of letters.
Listen and then repeat: [ah], [ka], [em], [o], [te] [ve], [ye], [en], [er], [es], [uh], [ha] [be], [ge], [de], [ze], [i], [el], [pe], [ef], [e] – Today we’ll learn the fourth group of letters. Let’s call them strangers. – These letters you haven’t seen before. They look different from anything you’ve seen and some of them don’t have similar sounds to the letters of the English alphabet. – Listen and then repeat. – [yo], [zhe], [i kratkoye], [tse], [che], [sha], [scha], [tveordiy znak], [i], [meagkiy znak], [yu], [ya] – At this link in the upper right corner you will find all of our videos with the Russian alphabet. – Let’s start to read. Lana will spell the word first and then read the word. [yo] as in yoga [yozh] hedgehog [yorshik] brush [zhe] as in measure, Asia [zhilet] vest [zhiraf] giraffe [i kratkoe] y as in you or boy [moy] my [yoga] yoga [aiva] quince [tse] as in its [tsirk] circus [tsitrus] citrus [che] as in chess [chudo] miracle [chashka] cup [sha] as in fish [shum] noise [shag] step [scha] as in shad, shaddow or shit [schit] shield [schikolotka] ankle [i] as in tint [riba] fish [ti] you [mi] we [sir] cheese [sin] son [yu] as in Yugoslavia [yubka] skirt [yug] south [ya] as in yard [ya] I or me [yama] hole [yagoda] berry These letters: [ye], [yo], [yu], [ya] are representing two sounds when they are at the beginning of words. [ye] [yeda] food [yo] [yozh] hedgehog [yu] [yug] south [ya] [yama] hole – If these letters are in the middle of words they soften the sound of the consonant that is in front of them and sound like a short vowel. [ye] [mel] chalk [tema] topik [yo] [meod] honey [leod] ice [yu] [breuki] pants [leudi] people [ya] [meata] mint [preamo] straight – Soft sign and hard sign.
These two letters have no sounds. – The soft sign can perform three different functions. 1 – it makes the consonant soft that is written before. 2 – separation function. 3 – grammatical function. – The hard sign has only a separation function. – Let’s repeat all the new letters. [ye], [zhe], [i kratkoe], [tse], [che], [sha], [scha], [tveordiy znak], [i], [meagkiy znak], [yu], [ya] – You can see a lot of these sounds are very different then sounds in the English language – I recommend that you watch this video several times to memorize these letters. – Thank you for watching. We hope that you have enjoyed it. – Please subscribe and write your comments below. – In our next video we will practice reading in Russian. You will find remembering your first 100 Russian words very easy. – See you in our next video. Bye!