Russian letter Л л

Russian letter: Л л

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Be careful not to confuse the Russian letter Л with the one we learned earlier - П.

Л look like a gate too, but its left side is a bit curled. Sometimes it looks like the A without the horizontal line across.

Л has the same sound as the English L.

Writing

Printed v.1
Л л
Printed v.2
Л л
Printed v.3
Л л
Cursive
Л л
Hand-written
Л л

Pronunciation

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

Practice with syllables

  • ло
  • ла
  • ле
  • ли

Words with this letter

Audio
With stress marks
ле́то
Cursive / Hand-written
лето
лето
Transcription / Translation
[ lyé-ta ]
summer
Pronunciation tips

Unstressed О sounds like А.

Audio
With stress marks
лес
Cursive / Hand-written
лес
лес
Transcription / Translation
[ lyes ]
forest
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
лист
Cursive / Hand-written
лист
лист
Transcription / Translation
[ leest ]
sheet, leaf
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
лак
Cursive / Hand-written
лак
лак
Transcription / Translation
[ lak ]
varnish, lacquer
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
по́ле
Cursive / Hand-written
поле
поле
Transcription / Translation
[ pó-lye ]
field
Pronunciation tips

At the end of a word Е keeps its original sound.

Audio
With stress marks
лоб
Cursive / Hand-written
лоб
лоб
Transcription / Translation
[ lop ]
forehead
Pronunciation tips

Б at the end sounds like П.

Practice with a worksheet

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