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]

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]

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]