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Russian Pronunciation Podcast – Speak Russian

Mar 9, 2020

In today’s episode, you will hear how to pronounce Russian sound Й (И краткое).

There can be three positions of the letter Й.

1. Before a vowel, it is pronounced as [y] in words like ‘yogurt’ and ‘yet’.
2. After a vowel, it sounds like [y] in ‘boy’ or ‘toy’.
3. Between two vowels, it is...


Jan 9, 2020

И [ee] – Russian И is one of the so-called soft vowels (we will talk about them in the next lessons). It is shorter than the sound in the words ‘people’ and ‘feet’. Try to make a short and long И sound. It is important to understand the position of your tongue. This will help you later when we speak...