Russian letter О о

Russian letter: О о

Same look, same sound Order in the alphabet: 16

The Russian letter О looks and sounds the same as in English.

However, when in unstressed position, it tends to sound closer to А.

Writing

Printed v.1
О о
Printed v.2
О о
Printed v.3
О о
Cursive
О о
Hand-written
О о

Pronunciation

As in the alphabet
Actual sound
Transcription
[ o ]
How to pronounce
like o in not
Pronunciation tips

Unstressed О sounds like А.

Practice with a worksheet

Practice the hand-written Russian letters А and О with this worksheet: download the worksheet.

Before we start practicing syllables and words, let's learn a few more letters.