Russian letter Б б

Russian letter: Б б

New look, familiar sound Order in the alphabet: 2

This Russian letter resembles the English b and makes the same sound, so it should be easy to memorize.

Б and П form a pair where Б is voiced and П is voiceless.

If Б is at the end of a word or followed by any voiceless consonant, it tends to sound like П.

Writing

Printed v.1
Б б
Printed v.2
Б б
Printed v.3
Б б
Cursive
Б б
Hand-written
Б б

Pronunciation

As in the alphabet
Actual sound
Transcription
[ b ]
How to pronounce
like b in box
Pronunciation tips

When at the end of a word of before a voiceless consonant, it tends to sound more like P.

Practice in syllables

  • ба
  • бе
  • бо
  • би

Words with this letter

Audio
With stress marks
бок
Cursive / Hand-written
бок
бок
Transcription / Translation
[ bok ]
side
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
босс
Cursive / Hand-written
босс
босс
Transcription / Translation
[ bos ]
boss
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
паб
Cursive / Hand-written
паб
паб
Transcription / Translation
[ pap ]
pup
Pronunciation tips

Б at the end of a word sounds like П.

Practice with a worksheet

Practice the hand-written Russian letter Б, as well as the syllables and words listed above, with this worksheet: download the worksheet.