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Transliteration table

RU cyrillic to EN Latin transliteration table
аa
бb
вv
гg
дd
еie
ёio
жzh
зz
иi
йy
кk
лl
мm
нn
оo
пp
рr
сs
тt
уu
фf
хkh
цts
чch
шsh
щsch
ъ
ыy
ь
эe
юiu
яia

Spelling conventions

While most Russian letters have a direct English counterpart, there still is a number of caveats.

The Russian letter ы is conventionally transliterated as y, but that is not entirely correct. The sound that this letter represents is something between ee and oo, or something similar to the e in the word roses. There is no single English letter or a combination of letters that can accurately display this, which is why such a convention is needed. In any other case the transliterated letter y should be pronounced as in the word yacht.

Another convention is related to the letters е, ё, ю, and я. When at the beginning of a word or after a vowel, they are pronounced as y in the word yacht plus a vowel (English e, o, oo or a respectively). When positioned after a consonant, that consonatn is softened (palatalized), and only the vowel is pronounced.

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