Learn Russian

Targeted Lessons for Garfield Computers for the World Travelers


Lesson 1:
Russian Alphabet

Lesson 2:

Lesson 3:
Do you speak English?

Lesson 4:


Grammar Quickstart

Lesson 1:  Russian Alphabet

Although learning the Cyrillic alphabet may seem daunting at first, it's really very easy if you treat it like a puzzle. You'll notice right away that a lot of the letters look just like English. Some are false friends (they may look like English, but they actually represent a different sound than they do in English). Other letters are unlike anything in English.

  1. Take a tour of the Cyrillic alphabet. This site allows you to see and hear each letter of the alphabet:
    Tip: Print out the page to use in the next exercise.
  2. Practice reading words written in Russian. This site has a list of Russian words with English descriptions. See if you can figure out what each word is in Russian, and what the English counterpart would be: http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/russian/language/alphabet.html

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