Russian letter У у

Russian letter: У у

Same look, different sound Order in the alphabet: 21

We continue with tricky Russian letters: the letter У looks like the English Y but sounds like OO in book.

Writing

Printed v.1
У у
Printed v.2
У у
Printed v.3
У у
Cursive
У у
Hand-written
У у

Pronunciation

As in the alphabet
Actual sound
Transcription
[ u ]
How to pronounce
like oo in book
Pronunciation tips

Practice with syllables

  • бу
  • ву
  • ду
  • жу
  • зу
  • ру
  • лу
  • ну
  • уп
  • фу
  • шу

Words with this letter

Audio
With stress marks
уро́к
Cursive / Hand-written
урок
урок
Transcription / Translation
[ u-rók ]
lesson
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
жук
Cursive / Hand-written
жук
жук
Transcription / Translation
[ zhuk ]
beetle
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
футбо́л
Cursive / Hand-written
футбол
футбол
Transcription / Translation
[ fud-ból ]
football
Pronunciation tips

Т followed by voiced Б sounds like Д.

Audio
With stress marks
кло́ун
Cursive / Hand-written
клоун
клоун
Transcription / Translation
[ kló-un ]
clown
Pronunciation tips

Practice with a worksheet

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