Russian letter Р р

Russian letter: Р р

Same look, different sound Order in the alphabet: 18

The Russian letter Р looks like the English P but sounds like the Spanish rolling R.

Writing

Printed v.1
Р р
Printed v.2
Р р
Printed v.3
Р р
Cursive
Р р
Hand-written
Р р

Pronunciation

As in the alphabet
Actual sound
Transcription
[ r ]
How to pronounce
like r in rock-n-roll
Pronunciation tips

Practice with syllables

  • ра
  • ро
  • ре
  • ри
  • рё
  • рю
  • рэ
  • ря

Words with this letter

Audio
With stress marks
рок-н-рол
Cursive / Hand-written
рок-н-рол
рок-н-рол
Transcription / Translation
[ rok-n-rol ]
rock-n-roll
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
ди́лер
Cursive / Hand-written
дилер
дилер
Transcription / Translation
[ dée-lyer ]
dealer
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
интерне́т
Cursive / Hand-written
интернет
интернет
Transcription / Translation
[ een-ter-nét ]
internet
Pronunciation tips

Foreign word, Е sounds closer to the original, like Э.

Audio
With stress marks
спорт
Cursive / Hand-written
спорт
спорт
Transcription / Translation
[ sport ]
sport
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
рестора́н
Cursive / Hand-written
ресторан
ресторан
Transcription / Translation
[ rees-ta-rán ]
restaurant
Pronunciation tips

Unstressed Е sounds like И.
Unstressed О sounds like А.

Audio
With stress marks
старт
Cursive / Hand-written
старт
старт
Transcription / Translation
[ start ]
start
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
ве́тер
Cursive / Hand-written
ветер
ветер
Transcription / Translation
[ vyé-teer ]
wind
Pronunciation tips

Unstressed Е sounds like И.

Practice with a worksheet

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