Some New Words

Here are the letters you know (in alphabetical order):
А а
Д д
Е е
Н н
Т т

And here are some words that use those letters. See if you can figure out how they’re pronounced before you click the speaker.

еда́meal; food
да́таdate (as in "date of birth")
А́ннаa girl’s name
над over; above
не not
а but (rather)

To help you with the pronunciation, we put an accent mark on the syllable that gets the emphasis in multi-syllable words. Most beginning textbooks or phrasebooks do this also. You won't see the accent marks in Russia, though.

On the next page, we introduce three letters that will help you find out what the Russian word for any object is.