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The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Uzbek language pronunciations in Wikipedia articles. For a guide to adding IPA characters to Wikipedia articles, see {{IPA-uz}} and Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Pronunciation § Entering IPA characters.

IPA Orthography Cyrillic Arabic Approximation
b b б ب boat
d d д د width
j ж ژ/ج jeep
ɸ f ф ف fish but with both lips
ɡ g г گ go
h h ҳ ھ/ح hat
j y й ي yes
k k к ك skip
l l л ل lamb
m m м م mail
n n н ن new
ŋ ng нг ڭ song
p p п پ spin
q q қ ق No English equivalent
r r р ر reign but trilled; like Spanish perro
ʁ ғ غ like French Paris
s s с س saw
ʃ sh ш ش ship
t t т ت stop
ch ч چ check
w v в ۋ wet
χ x х خ like Scottish English loch but uvular
z z з ز zebra
ʔ ʼ ъ ء/ئ uh-oh
IPA Orthography Cyrillic Arabic Approximation
æ a а ە bat
ɒ o о و/ا hot
e e э, е ې sell
i i и ى beet
o ў و like South African, Australian and New Zealand English yawn but shorter; New Zealand English bird
u u у ۇ toot


  • Letters g and k become palatalized (/gʲ/ and /kʲ/ respectively) before the vowels u and a.
  • Letters b, v, g, d, z become devoiced when they're the final letters of words.
  • t becomes silent if it appears right after another consonant.
  • /ʒ/ (for "j"), /o/ (for "o") and /v/ (for "v") are only found in Russian loanwords.