The letter Г looks like a gate without one side. It sounds like the English g.
Pay attention to its cursive and handwritten versions where it looks more like the flipped letter s.
Г forms a pair with K and sometimes with another Russian letter that we will learn later - Х.
At the end of a word or followed by a voiceless consonant, Г sounds like K or Х.
At the end of the word or followed by a voiceless consonant, it sounds like К or Х.
Practice in syllables
Words with this letter
Д at the end sounds like Т.
goal (in football)
Г at the end sounds like К.
M is a voiced consonant, so Г keeps its original sound.
Д at the end of the word becomes Т.
Practice with a worksheet
Practice the hand-written Russian letter Г, as well as the syllables and words listed above, with this worksheet: download the worksheet.