Russian letter Щ щ

Russian letter: Щ щ

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The Russian letter Щ looks like the letter Ш but has a little tail at the end. It does not have an equivalent in English and sounds like sh and ch together.

Щ is always soft regardless of the following vowels.

Writing

Printed v.1
Щ щ
Printed v.2
Щ щ
Printed v.3
Щ щ
Cursive
Щ щ
Hand-written
Щ щ

Pronunciation

As in the alphabet
Actual sound
Transcription
[ shch ]
How to pronounce
like ch and sh together
Pronunciation tips

Practice in syllables

  • ща
  • щи
  • ще
  • що
  • ещ
  • ощ
  • ищ

Words with this letter

Audio
With stress marks
щека́
Cursive / Hand-written
щека
щека
Transcription / Translation
[ shchee-ká ]
cheek
Pronunciation tips

Unstressed Е sounds like И.

Audio
With stress marks
щи
Cursive / Hand-written
щи
щи
Transcription / Translation
[ schee ]
Russian cabbage soup
Pronunciation tips

Practice with a worksheet

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