Russian Pronunciation

How can you tell when and Russian letter о is reduced/shortened to an а?

For example, отлично is pronounced as atleechna and Прекрасно is pronounced as Prikrasna. When you look at a Russian word that contains the letter о, are there any rules or maybe general rules that you can use to tell when an o should be shortened to an ...

2 replies - Last post by Ivan Drago - September 4, 2020

пожалуйста, помогите мне

привет all, I consider myself a beginner in Russian and have had a fairly easy time with the grammar, and similar experience with pronunciation. I can pretty much see any word in Cyrillic and say it correctly now(according to the Google microphone, that i...

2 replies - Last post by KelllaurBailar - April 1, 2017

Why is the letter В sometimes pronounced as Ф?

Although Russian is generally very phonetic, letters in a word sometimes appear to be pronounced not as they are written. This is all due to a few pronunciation rules. Once you know them, you will be able to read and say anything without fear of mispronou...

3 replies - Last post by Natalya - Tutor - February 23, 2016

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