"Russian alphabet" Kondopoga Favorite Tip by ealgisi

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Favorite thing: The Russian alphabet, also known as the Cyrillic alphabet, was devised by a Greek monk St. Cyril in the 9th century. The alphabet consists of 33 letters, some of which were borrowed from Greek and Hebrew.

You will find it relatively easy to get started with the Cyrillic alphabet because many letters remind those in English. There are six exact sound and look-alikes (A, E, K, M, O, T).

The best way to sourvive in Russia is, beside talking a little bit of Russian, knowing the alphabet. Many things are still written only in Russian, specially if you travel outside touristic cities, so i would really suggest to learn it, in order to understand what is written there, and not to get lost.

To do that, i suggest those 2 links below, they have really good explanations.

http://masterrussian.com/russian_alphabet.shtml
http://masterrussian.com/blalphabet.shtml

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  • Written Mar 5, 2009
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