Russian letter Г г

Russian letter: Г г

New look, familiar sound Order in the alphabet: 4

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.

Writing

Printed v.1
Г г
Printed v.2
Г г
Printed v.3
Г г
Cursive
Г г
Hand-written
Г г

Pronunciation

As in the alphabet
Actual sound
Transcription
[ g ]
How to pronounce
like g in goat
Pronunciation tips

At the end of the word or followed by a voiceless consonant, it sounds like К or Х.

Practice in syllables

  • га
  • го
  • ге
  • ги

Words with this letter

Audio
With stress marks
год
Cursive / Hand-written
год
год
Transcription / Translation
[ got ]
year
Pronunciation tips

Д at the end sounds like Т.

Audio
With stress marks
гол
Cursive / Hand-written
гол
гол
Transcription / Translation
[ gol ]
goal (in football)
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
сапо́г
Cursive / Hand-written
сапог
сапог
Transcription / Translation
[ sa-pók ]
boot
Pronunciation tips

Г at the end sounds like К.

Audio
With stress marks
до́гма
Cursive / Hand-written
догма
догма
Transcription / Translation
[ dóg-ma ]
dogma
Pronunciation tips

M is a voiced consonant, so Г keeps its original sound.

Audio
With stress marks
гид
Cursive / Hand-written
гид
гид
Transcription / Translation
[ geet ]
guide
Pronunciation tips

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.