Easy Cyrillic: Learn the Cyrillic Alphabet the easy way with my deck on Tinycards!

Hi everyone!

If you have just begun learning Russian, or are planning to, then check out my deck on Tinycards: Easy Cyrillic!

It will teach you each letter, its romanized form, and it's name, with audio from the voice of Duolingo's Russian course!


(I hope to make decks similar to this for other alphabets soon. If you have any suggestions, let me know!)

March 20, 2017


Question: Is Cyrillic like the Latin alphabet where a Spanish person can read English but may pronounce words differently? So if I used this would I be able to read both (not necessarily understand this), for example, Serbian and Russian or is this mainly aimed at Russian?

Nevertheless, this is really good and I'll give you some lingots :)

March 20, 2017

Yes, it's exactly like the Latin alphabet. Meaning that different languages may use different letters, even if the script is the same. In the Swedish alphabet for example there are three extra letters: å, ä and ö (yes, they're actually distinct letters). In Spanish there's only one extra letter, ñ, although accents and inverted punctuation marks (¿ ¡) are also worth mentioning.

Slavic languages also display some differences in their alphabets, but if you learn how to read Russian you'll be able to read most of them. For example, you won't be able to read only these five letters in the Serbian alphabet: Ђ, Ћ, Љ, Њ and Џ (Ђ and Ћ kind of look like Т, just like Џ looks like Ц, but the sounds are actually quite different). However, you might be able to guess two of them (Љ looks like a combination of Л and Ь, while Њ looks like a combination of Н and Ь), and of course you'll also be able to read all of the other 25 letters, as long as you keep in mind that Ј sounds like the "y" in "yes". So all in all you'd have to learn three extra letters, as I said it's not that different from reading Swedish.

March 21, 2017

Thanks :D Have 2 lingots :)

March 21, 2017

Just as DuoFaber says, the Cyrillic alphabet is shared by several Slavic languages, w/ some variations. But it is not shared by all Slavic languages.

The western Slavic languages (such as Czech and Polish) and some of the southern Slavic languages (such as Croatian) use the Latin alphabet. Here is a link that lists languages that use Cyrillic alphabets, and this describes use of alphabets in the southern Slavic languages.

March 21, 2017
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