Learning the alphabet is the first step to learning the Russian language. The great thing about Russian is that almost all words can be sounded out as they are written. The Russian ABC is also known as the Cyrillic alphabet. There are 33 letters in the Russian alphabet. 10 vowels, 1 semivowel, 20 consonants, and 2 pronunciation signs.

 А Б В Г Д Е Ё Ж З И Й К Л М Н О П Р С Т У Ф Х Ц Ч Ш Щ Ъ Ы Ь Э Ю Я

As in most Slavic languages, all the sounds of Russian can be categorized into one of two classes: palatalized and unpalatalized.

There are no articles (a, an, the) in Russian:
яблоко – apple/an apple / the apple
окно – window/a window/the window

Russian nouns have one of three genders — masculine, feminine or neuter. The gender is determined by the noun ending.

Understanding of the case system is fundamental to a grasp of Russian. In Russian, not just pronouns, but nouns and adjectives proclaim their role in the sentence by changing their
ending, and the number of cases extends beyond nominative and accusative to six in total.

Russian Keyboard Arrangement
Russian has 33 letters. It uses 7 more key spots than English’s 26

The following characters are not available on Russian layout. To type them, you need to switch out of Russian layout.

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