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Tiraspol Warnings and Dangers: 9 reviews and 14 photos

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People arriving in Tiraspol from Chisinau may be taken by surprise by the absence of ANY signage written in the Latin alphabet. As a region almost more Russian than Russia itself, a Latin alphabet user shouldn't expect easy navigation through the streets of Tiraspol. All street signs are written in the Cyrillic alphabet and you will need to familiarise yourself with Cyrllic characters. I have included a basic cyrillic to latin list below. I hope it's accurate, a friend I met travelling wrote down the characters for me and they have never let me down... if anybody spots any mistakes please let me know ;)
BTW - Moldovan/Romanian is almost as useless in Transdniester as a latin alphabet. Very few people here speak (or at least admit to speaking) Moldovan/Romanian. A few basic Russian phrases may come in useful.

a - 'ah'
б - 'b'
в - 'v'
г - 'g'
д - 'd'
е - 'yay'
ё - 'yo!'
ж - 'zh'
п - 'p'
з - 'z'
и - 'ee'
й - 'y'
к - 'k'
л - 'l'
м - 'm'
н - 'n'
о - 'oh'
р - 'r'
с - 's'
т - 't'
у - 'oo'
ф - 'f'
х - 'kh'
ц - 'ts'
ч - 'ch'
ш - 'sh'
щ - 'shch
Ъ - silent
ы - ?e? or ?i?
Ь - silent
э - 'eh'
ю - 'yu'
я - 'ya'

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  • Updated Nov 4, 2011
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