Ran into the two words "вce" and "вcё". The teacher I have pronounces the words exactly the same even though the last letter is different.

I also ran the word through the Google Translate and some other fifth class software and got what appears to me as the same pronunciation for both of them or garbage.

Are the words pronounced the same? Do you guys have an opinion and expertise about this?

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    If your teacher pronounces them the same, fire this teacher.
    – Anixx
    Oct 4, 2015 at 1:44

2 Answers 2


These words actually have both different meanings and different pronunciation. Transcriptions are the following:

Все - [ф с' э]

Всё - [ф с' о]

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    Except the first consonant is really pronounced 'F', not 'V'. Oct 3, 2015 at 19:45
  • this is only the part of the answer, the other one is that de-facto "е" is quite often used as "ё" . Plus yes, you transcription is wrong and well, better to use international one.
    – shabunc
    Oct 3, 2015 at 19:46
  • @VictorBazarov, thanks for the comment. Really, it's been a while since I used this notation last time :)
    – Ivan
    Oct 3, 2015 at 19:51
  • @shabunc what "international one"? There is no "international one", suitable for Russian.
    – Anixx
    Oct 4, 2015 at 1:46
  • @Anixx - so, you believe that IPA is not enough for Russian?
    – shabunc
    Oct 4, 2015 at 9:04

Listen to audios, or read IPA transcriptions, at the wiktionary article for все. The first one is the pronuncation of все, the secons one is pronuncation of всё.

Note that in Russian ё is often written as е, so the word written as все may actually mean всё. Such ё->е replacement is most common in printed books, newspapers and journals (almost 100% cases), common in Internet (50% cases), and less common, but still ocasionally happens, in handwritten texts.

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