There are three good reasons why you ought to learn the Estonian language. Number one is a sexy language. It sounds cool and feminine. The second reason is that is the official language of Estonia. And Estonia is located in the Baltic Sea and the Finnish Gulf. It shares a border with Russia. St. Petersburg is 157 km from Narva, Estonia. Therefore, the location is brilliant. The last reason is that Estonia is the most beautiful country in Europe in terms of nature. When you visit here, you’d be able to find your way easily with the help of the basics. On top of that, it is always a good idea to learn a new language. It opens up a door to a new culture.

Accordingly, below I shared the Estonian alphabet. Good thing about the Estonian language is that it’s phonetic. It means you can pronounce it as it’s written. First, you should learn the alphabet since it has new letters.

A, B, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, Š, Z, Ž, T, U, V, Õ, Ä, Ö, Ü.

Letter IPA Name Notes
A a [ɑː] [ɑː]
B b [p] [peː]
C c [ts] [tseː] Not officially part of the alphabet; only used in loanwords
D d [t] [teː]
E e [e] [eː]
F f [f] [eff] Only used in loanwords
G g [k] [keː]
H h [h] [hɑː] or [hɑʃ]
I i [i] [iː]
J j [j] [jotʲː]
K k [k] or [kː] [kɑː]
L l [l] [ell]
M m [m] [emm]
N n [n] [enn]
O o [o] [oː]
P p [p] or [pː] [peː]
Q q [k] [kuː] Not officially part of the alphabet; only used in loanwords
R r [r] [err]
S s [s] [ess]
Š š [ʃ] [ʃɑː] Only used in loanwords
Z z [z] [zet] or [zeː] Only used in loanwords
Ž ž [ʒ] [ʒeː] Only used in loanwords
T t [t] or [tː] [teː]
U u [u] [uː]
V v [v] [veː]
W w [v] [kɑksisveː] Not officially part of the alphabet; only used in loanwords
Õ õ [ɤ] [ɤː]
Ä ä [æ] [æː]
Ö ö [ø] [øː]
Ü ü [y] [yː]
X x [ks] [iks] Not officially part of the alphabet; only used in loanwords
Y y [y] [iɡrek] or [ypsilon] Not officially part of the alphabet; only used in loanwords

 

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