Russian letter Ш ш

Russian letter: Ш ш

New look, familiar sound Order in the alphabet: 26

The Russian letter Ш looks like a comb and sounds like sh in shampoo.

Ш is always hard, i.e. it does not get softened by following vowels.

Writing

Printed v.1
Ш ш
Printed v.2
Ш ш
Printed v.3
Ш ш
Cursive
Ш ш
Hand-written
Ш ш

Pronunciation

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

Practice in syllables

  • ша
  • шо
  • ши
  • ше
  • аш
  • ош
  • иш
  • еш

Words with this letter

Audio
With stress marks
шок
Cursive / Hand-written
шок
шок
Transcription / Translation
[ shok ]
shock
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
шик
Cursive / Hand-written
шик
шик
Transcription / Translation
[ sheek ]
chic
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
ка́ша
Cursive / Hand-written
каша
каша
Transcription / Translation
[ ká-sha ]
porridge
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
ши́шка
Cursive / Hand-written
шишка
шишка
Transcription / Translation
[ shéesh-ka ]
bump
Pronunciation tips

Practice with a worksheet

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