э

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э U+044D, э
CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER E
ь
[U+044C]
Cyrillic ю
[U+044E]
Cyrillic letter Э э
Handwritten forms
(Э э), normal above, italics below.

Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɛ]
  • (file)

Letter[edit]

э (e) (lower case, upper case Э)

  1. The thirty-first letter of the Russian Cyrillic alphabet. Its name is э (ɛ) or э оборотное (ɛ oborótnoje, backwards ɛ) and it has the broad sound of /e/. Unlike е (je), it is not pronounced with a preceding /j/ sound or a palatalized consonant. It is preceded by Ь and followed by Ю.

See also[edit]

(Cyrillic-script letters) бу́ква (búkva); А а (A a), Б б (B b), В в (V v), Г г (G g), Д д (D d), Е е (Je je), Ё ё (Jó jó), Ж ж (Ž ž), З з (Z z), И и (I i), Й й (J j), К к (K k), Л л (L l), М м (M m), Н н (N n), О о (O o), П п (P p), Р р (R r), С с (S s), Т т (T t), У у (U u), Ф ф (F f), Х х (X x), Ц ц (C c), Ч ч (Č č), Ш ш (Š š), Щ щ (Šč šč), Ъ ъ ( ), Ы ы (Y y), Ь ь (ʹ ʹ), Э э (E e), Ю ю (Ju ju), Я я (Ja ja)

Interjection[edit]

э (e) (colloquial)

  1. hey; an exclamation to get attention
  2. to indicate doubt, disgust
  3. to clearly indicate a protest or reprimand
  4. well, uh; space filler or pause during conversation

Alternative forms[edit]