The letter З looks like the digit 3 and sounds like the English Z.
З forms a pair with С where З is voiced and С is voiceless.
At the end of a word or followed by a voiceless consonant, З sounds like С.
At the end of a word and followed by a voiceless consonant, З sounds like С.
Practice in syllables
Words with this letter
З at the end of a word sounds like С.
Unstressed О sounds like А.
Pay attention how the change of the stress changes the meaning of this word.
Practice with a worksheet
Practice the hand-written Russian letter З, as well as the syllables and words listed above, with this worksheet: download the worksheet.