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PHRASE BOOK

Guidelines for Pronunciation

The cyrillic alphabet

aА аalimony
bБ бbed
vВ вvet
gГ гget (see note 1)
dД дdebt
eЕ еyet (see note 2)
eЁ ёyonder
zhЖ жleisure (but a little harder)
zЗ зzither
iИ иsee
yЙ йboy (see note 3)
kК кking
lЛ лloot
mМ мmatch
nН нnever
oО оrob (see note 4)
pП пpea
rР рrat (rolling, as in Italian)
sС сstop
tТ тtoffee
uУ уboot
fФ фfellow
khХ хkh (like loch)
tsЦ цlets
chЧ чchair
shШ шshove
shchЩ щfresh sheet (with a slight roll)
ъhard sign (no sound, but see note 5)
yЫ ыlid
ьsoft sign (no sound, but see note 5)
eЭ эegg
yuЮ юyouth
yaЯ яyaak

Notes

In an Emergency

Help!Помогите! Pomogite!pamageet-ye!
Stop!Стоп! Stop!stop!
Call a doctor!Позовите врача! Pozovite vracha!pazaveet-ye vracha!
Call an ambulance!Вызовите скорую помощь! Vyzovite skoruyu pomoshch!viz

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