Pronunciation of “щ”

This letter, щ, has no counterpart in English.

Technically, you pronounce this as the “sh-ch” in “fresh cheese” with no break in between. Producing this sound in isolation is not very easy and not very useful. The only way to hear щ is to hear words that contain it, like:


If you can't pronounce this, just use a simple “sh” as in “sheep.” It's not entirely accurate, but you will be understood.

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