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 Template:IPA and Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Pronunciation § Entering IPA characters.

IPA Orthography Cyrillic Arabic Approximation
b[1] b б ب above
d[1] d д د width
j ж ژ/ج jeep
ɸ f ф ف fish but with pursed lips
ɡ[1][2] g г گ agree
h h ҳ ھ/ح hat
j y й ي yes
k[2] 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 like cat, but further down to the uvula.
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[3] t т ت stop
ch ч چ check
v[4] v в ۋ very
w[1] wet
χ x х خ like Scottish English loch but uvular
z[1] z з ز zebra
ʒ[4] j ж ژ treasure
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
o[4] о
u u у ۇ toot


  1. ^ a b c d e Voiced consonants /b, d, ɡ, v, z/ become devoiced when word-final.
  2. ^ a b The velar stops /ɡ, k/ become palatalized (i.e. /ɡʲ, kʲ/ respectively) before back vowels /ɒ, u/.
  3. ^ /t/ becomes silent if it appears right after another consonant.
  4. ^ a b c Only present in Russian loanwords.

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