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Self study guide for elementary level learners of Russian
and for intermediate level students who wish to review basic grammar and vocabulary




Introductory Lesson 5

Learn Russian 7-letter spelling rule




Introduction. Russian letters and sound system
Russian alphabet
Sounds, handwriting, keyboard
Introductory Lesson 1
Reading syllables. Translating This is..., Here is...
Introductory Lesson 2
Reading syllables. Conjunctions and
Introductory Lesson 3
Learn Russian hushing and velar sounds. Stress and vowel reduction (, )
Quiz 1
Check what you have learned from Lessons 1-3 with this 10 minute quiz.
Introductory Lesson 4
Letters ,,,
Introductory Lesson 5
Learn Russian 7-letter spelling rule
Introductory Lesson 6
Learn Russian Hard and Soft onsonants. Vowel reduction (, )
Quiz 2
Check what you have learned from Lessons 4-6 with this 15 minute quiz.
Introductory Lesson 7
Letters and . Pronunciation of , , , . Letters , ,
Introductory Lesson 8
Unpaired hard and soft consonants. The soft consonant
Quiz 3
Check what you have learned from Lessons 7-8 with this 15 minute quiz.
Introductory Lesson 9
Voiced and Voiceless Consonants. Devoicing of Final Consonants. Consonant Clusters
Introductory Lesson 10
Pronunciation of , , and
Phrasebook Topic 1
Learn how to greet people and say goodbye in Russian
Phrasebook Topic 2
Introducing Yourself in Russian
Quiz 4
Check what you have learned from Lessons 7-8 with this 10 minute quiz.

                                                                  Lesson 5 - 5

 
5.1. 7-letter spelling rule

For an English speaking person it is often hard to hear the difference between and sounds. 

Having learned the following spelling rule you will avoid some common mistakes in your written Russian.

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 After consonants , , , , , ,   do not write the letter . Whenever an [] or [] sound 

 follows one of these letters, it is spelled . This is called 7-letter spelling rule.

 
Click each combination to listen, then click again and say it with me. 

Practice reading words with consonants , , , , , ,   followed by . Click each word to listen, then repeat.

hymn, anthem

kiwi

cunning

cheeseburger

cabbage soup

fat

tire

 

Click the sentence to listen, then click again and say it with me. 

, .

 

Reading 
Practice reading some Russian words aloud. Match the Russian words with their English equivalents.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , .

Kiev, guitar, gymnastics,  killer,  hippie, kilogram, kimono, giraffe, China, chips, Chicago, kilometre, chimpanzee, Chile,  chic.

Exercises  
Practice reading words with , , .
Practice reading words with , , , .

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