Russian letter Д д

Russian letter: Д д

New look, familiar sound Order in the alphabet: 5

The Russian letter Д looks like nothing you are familiar with but sounds like the English D.

Д and Т form a pair of very similar sounds where Д is a voiced consonant and Т is a voiceless one.

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

On the other hand, if Т is followed by a voiced consonant, it tends to sound like Д.

Writing

Printed v.1
Д д
Printed v.2
Д д
Printed v.3
Д д
Cursive
Д д
Hand-written
Д д

Pronunciation

As in the alphabet
Actual sound
Transcription
[ d ]
How to pronounce
like English d
Pronunciation tips

When at the end of a word or followed by a voiceless consonant, Д sounds more like T.

Practice in syllables

  • да
  • до
  • де
  • ди

Words with this letter

Audio
With stress marks
да
Cursive / Hand-written
да
да
Transcription / Translation
[ da ]
yes
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
да́та
Cursive / Hand-written
дата
дата
Transcription / Translation
[ dá-ta ]
date, data
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
мо́да
Cursive / Hand-written
мода
мода
Transcription / Translation
[ mó-da ]
fashion
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
со́да
Cursive / Hand-written
сода
сода
Transcription / Translation
[ só-da ]
baking soda
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
сад
Cursive / Hand-written
сад
сад
Transcription / Translation
[ sat ]
garden
Pronunciation tips

Д at the end sounds like Т.

Audio
With stress marks
де́ти
Cursive / Hand-written
дети
дети
Transcription / Translation
[ dyé-tee ]
children
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
дом
Cursive / Hand-written
дом
дом
Transcription / Translation
[ dom ]
house, home
Pronunciation tips

Practice with a worksheet

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