Russian letter Н н

Russian letter: Н н

Same look, different sound Order in the alphabet: 15

Another tricky Russian letter is Н: it looks like the English H but sounds like N.

Writing

Printed v.1
Н н
Printed v.2
Н н
Printed v.3
Н н
Cursive
Н н
Hand-written
Н н

Pronunciation

As in the alphabet
Actual sound
Transcription
[ n ]
How to pronounce
like n in no
Pronunciation tips

Practice with syllables

  • на
  • но
  • не
  • ни
  • ню
  • ня
  • нё
  • нэ

Words with this letter

Audio
With stress marks
логи́н
Cursive / Hand-written
логин
логин
Transcription / Translation
[ la-géen ]
login
Pronunciation tips

Unstressed О sounds like А.

Audio
With stress marks
нос
Cursive / Hand-written
нос
нос
Transcription / Translation
[ nos ]
nose
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
нет
Cursive / Hand-written
нет
нет
Transcription / Translation
[ nyet ]
no
Pronunciation tips

H followed by soft Е becomes soft.

Audio
With stress marks
сон
Cursive / Hand-written
сон
сон
Transcription / Translation
[ son ]
(night) dream
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
не́бо
Cursive / Hand-written
небо
небо
Transcription / Translation
[ nyé-ba ]
sky
Pronunciation tips

The О is unstressed and pronounced like А.

Audio
With stress marks
бана́н
Cursive / Hand-written
банан
банан
Transcription / Translation
[ ba-nán ]
banana
Pronunciation tips

Practice with a worksheet

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