How to pronounce Ы


I am struggling with the sound and it drives me crazy. How did you learn to pronounce Ы? Thanks in advance!

4 Answers

Do you know the answer to this question? Log in or Sign up.

Log In

otto | 0 points - 5 months ago

Ы is the sound you make when you got stabbed in the stomach :D

Vote Up Vote Down

ambrose | 0 points - 5 months ago

Is it like "y" sound in Swedish? I heard that Scandinavian languages are similar in some way but I’m not sure.


Vote Up Vote Down

katherine | 0 points - 5 months ago

It’s hard to pronounce “Ы” for English speakers (I know that feel)


Vote Up Vote Down

marcella.hand | 3 points - 5 months ago

I found this tip on some website and it helped me personally: Russian's ы lies somewhere between the [i] sound in the English word "hockey" and the [u] sound from "boom". If you watch your lip position and practice going back and forth between these two sounds you should be able to find the ы sound.

Vote Up Vote Down