Community Web Version Now Available
Wang Yun
what is the difference “не” and “нет” 1、what is the difference in “не” and “нет” 2、What is the difference in hard and soft pronounce?“ъ” and “ь”,i can not distinguish when listen..
Dec 28, 2015 3:30 PM
Answers · 4
Hello, Wang Yun! I think, Xana's note explains very, very well the difference between НЕ and НЕТ. Talking about Ь and Ъ. These are two different letters of Russian alphabet. They are NOT pronounced, but they influence the sound of preceding consonant. At first you should learn that Russian consonant sounds (don't confuse "sounds" and "letters") can be divided into two groups: Hard and Soft. you can learn about it in these very good videos, for example:;=PLrIkLgUgjNHcl9dyis-Vcco-cnJ4qYbUA Letter Ь is called "Мягкий знак = soft sign" Letter Ъ is calles "Твёрдый знак = hard sign" Soft sign makes preceding consonant soft. Hard sign marks that preceding consonant stays hard. кот / кот / ( / т / sound is hard) тьма / т'ма / ( / т' / sound is soft) Also these 2 letters can influence pronunciation of following vowels. (But that is the rule of reading of vowels) If you need more info on it, please, feel free to ask. Happy New Year! Yevgeniy, italki Russian language tutor
December 30, 2015 I tried to explain it here, in my notebook :)
December 28, 2015
"не" equally "not", "нет" equally "no" in English. “ь” softens, usually read as very short 'i" (latin) . If after ''ч", "ш", then not read. "ъ"disconnects/dissociate word in two parts, nevertheless, they read fast, as one word.
December 28, 2015
1. Usually "нет" translates like "no", "не" translates like "not" 2. "ь" letter could be soft (when on the word's ending) and dividing, when in the middle. There is no difference in pronouncing between dividing "ъ" and "ь"
December 28, 2015
Wang Yun
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), English, Russian
Learning Language
English, Russian