Russian letter: О о
The Russian letter О looks and sounds the same as in English.
However, when in unstressed position, it tends to sound closer to А.
[ o ]
How to pronounce
like o in not
Unstressed О sounds like А.
Practice with a worksheet
Practice the hand-written Russian letters А and О with this worksheet: download the worksheet.
Before we start practicing syllables and words, let's learn a few more letters.
13 comments on the Russian letter О о
I want to learn russian
I want to learn russian language
I am thinking a solution on how to differentiate an “o” in a sentence so i can tell if it reads as “a”
If O is unstressed, it is read as А.
but how do we know if it is stressed or not
Sorry for the late reply.
When you learn new Russian words, you should memorize them together with their stress mark. There is no other way.
For example here: https://learnrussianwords.com/ we publish the Russian Word of the Day. Every word, as well as examples, is written with stress marks so you can memorize it correctly.
I want to learn some Russian alphabet:D
I am a complete beginner , struggling to learn alphabet before I proceed further
no questions at present
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I live in West Hampstead.
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We know this school for many years and heard only good things about it.