Russian cursive alphabet
After having started learning the Russian language many students discover that Russian cursive alphabet looks different from its printed version.
Indeed, for some Russian letters (likely, for very little of them) the difference is such that you would not be able to recognize the letter if you were not familiar with it. Moreover, some letters take the look of other letters when become cursive or hand-written (if you are comparing them with the English alphabet).
Without further ado, below we offer you a comparative table that includes a few versions of printed Russian letters (with different fonts, so you can get used to them too) as well as hand-written and cursive Russian letters.
If you are looking for the Cyrillic cursive alphabet, the one below will do just fine. You can learn more about the differences and common things between Russian and Cyrillic alphabets here.
Click on any letter to open its detailed description, to listen to the audio, to get the pronunciation tips, and to be able to practice it with syllables and words.
If you want to practice hand-written Russian letters, you can do it with our PDF worksheets and some exercise here.
|Printed v.1||Printed v.2||Printed v.3||Cursive||Hand-written||Transcription|
|А a||А a||А a||А a||А a||[ a ]|
|Б б||Б б||Б б||Б б||Б б||[ b ]|
|В в||В в||В в||В в||В в||[ v ]|
|Г г||Г г||Г г||Г г||Г г||[ g ]|
|Д д||Д д||Д д||Д д||Д д||[ d ]|
|Е е||Е е||Е е||Е е||Е е||[ ye ]|
|Ё ё||Ё ё||Ё ё||Ё ё||Ё ё||[ yo ]|
|Ж ж||Ж ж||Ж ж||Ж ж||Ж ж||[ zh ]|
|З з||З з||З з||З з||З з||[ z ]|
|И и||И и||И и||И и||И и||[ ee ]|
|Й й||Й й||Й й||Й й||Й й||[ ï ]|
|К к||К к||К к||К к||К к||[ k ]|
|Л л||Л л||Л л||Л л||Л л||[ l ]|
|М м||М м||М м||М м||М м||[ m ]|
|Н н||Н н||Н н||Н н||Н н||[ n ]|
|О о||О о||О о||О о||О о||[ o ]|
|П п||П п||П п||П п||П п||[ p ]|
|Р р||Р р||Р р||Р р||Р р||[ r ]|
|С с||С с||С с||С с||С с||[ s ]|
|Т т||Т т||Т т||Т т||Т т||[ t ]|
|У у||У у||У у||У у||У у||[ u ]|
|Ф ф||Ф ф||Ф ф||Ф ф||Ф ф||[ f ]|
|Х х||Х х||Х х||Х х||Х х||[ kh ]|
|Ц ц||Ц ц||Ц ц||Ц ц||Ц ц||[ ts ]|
|Ч ч||Ч ч||Ч ч||Ч ч||Ч ч||[ ch ]|
|Ш ш||Ш ш||Ш ш||Ш ш||Ш ш||[ sh ]|
|Щ щ||Щ щ||Щ щ||Щ щ||Щ щ||[ shch ]|
|ы||ы||ы||ы||ы||[ y ]|
|ь||ь||ь||ь||ь||[ ' ]|
|Э э||Э э||Э э||Э э||Э э||[ e ]|
|Ю ю||Ю ю||Ю ю||Ю ю||Ю ю||[ yu ]|
|Я я||Я я||Я я||Я я||Я я||[ ya ]|
2 comments on the Russian letter Russian cursive alphabet
Hallo, is the complete course for free, and does it exist in german transcription and explanations?
May it be downloaded?
With greetings from Baden, Austria
Thank you for your questions and very sorry for replying so late. The notification system of the site stopped working and I had no idea about new comments.
To answer your questions:
– The course only exists in English, Spanish and French. But we would be happy to add German if someone would contribute and translate it. 🙂
– The course is interactive (I mean audios and the quiz) and I’m not sure how useful it would be downloaded. But there are downloadable worksheets that you can practice with.
Do you think we should add the ability to download the PDFs with the information for each letter?
If you have any suggestions about how we could make it better, don’t hesitate to let us know 🙂