Russian 101

б beh 
like boy


в veh 
like ever
г geh 
like go; sometimes like hah; in the genitive ending ого/его like avoid (e.g. сего дня of this day)
д deh 
like do
ж zheh 
like measure; always hard
з zeh 
like zoo
й ee KRAHT-kuh-yeh 
like boy
к kah 
like keep
л ely 
like leak or look
м em 
like seem
н en 
like new or noodle
п peh 
like spigot
р err 
rolled as in Spanish
с ess 
like seem
т teh 
like tune
ф ef 
like French
х khah 
voiceless gargle (hard); between keep and heap (soft)
ц tseh 
like boots; always hard
ч chah 
like cheap; always soft
ш shah 
like shoe; always hard
щ shchah 
like fishing or fish chips; always soft. Halfway between sh and ch.

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