Russian letter Ё ё

Russian letter: Ё ё

New look, new sound Order in the alphabet: 7

The letter Ё looks exactly like the letter Е but with two dots at the top. It is one of the least used letters in the Russian alphabet.

The tricky part is that Russians are quite lazy when it comes to putting two dots at the top of Ё, so in writing it is often indistinguishable from Е.

Writing

Printed v.1
Ё ё
Printed v.2
Ё ё
Printed v.3
Ё ё
Cursive
Ё ё
Hand-written
Ё ё

Pronunciation

As in the alphabet
Actual sound
Transcription
[ yo ]
How to pronounce
like yo in yogurt
Pronunciation tips

When it follows a consonant, the consonant becomes soft.

Within a word, the letter Ё is always the one that's accentuated.

Practice with syllables

  • мё
  • тё
  • лё
  • жё
  • ёл
  • ёт
  • ём

Words with this letter

Audio
With stress marks
мёд
Cursive / Hand-written
мёд
мёд
Transcription / Translation
[ myot ]
honey
Pronunciation tips

Д at the end sounds like Т.

Audio
With stress marks
ёлка
Cursive / Hand-written
ёлка
ёлка
Transcription / Translation
[ yól-ka ]
fir (tree)
Pronunciation tips

Practice with a worksheet

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