Russian letter Ч ч

Russian letter: Ч ч

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The Russian letter Ч looks like the digit 4 and sounds like ch in cheese.

Interstingly enough, 4 in Russian is четыре, i.e. starts with the letter Ч.

Ч is always soft regardless of the following vowel.

Writing

Printed v.1
Ч ч
Printed v.2
Ч ч
Printed v.3
Ч ч
Cursive
Ч ч
Hand-written
Ч ч

Pronunciation

As in the alphabet
Actual sound
Transcription
[ ch ]
How to pronounce
like ch in cheese
Pronunciation tips

Practice in syllables

  • чо
  • чи
  • че
  • ча
  • яч

Words with this letter

Audio
With stress marks
час
Cursive / Hand-written
час
час
Transcription / Translation
[ chas ]
hour
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
чат
Cursive / Hand-written
чат
чат
Transcription / Translation
[ chat ]
chat
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
чек
Cursive / Hand-written
чек
чек
Transcription / Translation
[ chek ]
cheque, receipt
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
чип
Cursive / Hand-written
чип
чип
Transcription / Translation
[ cheep ]
chip
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
очки́
Cursive / Hand-written
очки
очки
Transcription / Translation
[ ach-kée ]
glasses
Pronunciation tips

Unstressed О sounds like А.

Practice with a worksheet

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