Silent consonants in Russian

Did you know that there are words in Russian whose consonants are not pronounced in certain combinations?

:pushpin: A small list of such combinations, for your information, is:
вств (silent в), здн (silent д), ндск (silent д), нтск (silent т), стл (silent т), стн (silent т), лнц (silent л), рдц (silent д), стск (silent т).

:small_orange_diamond: However, in order not to get so complicated, the easiest thing to do is, with practice, to remember which words contain an unpronounced consonant. After all, few of them are often used in everyday life :sweat_smile: So here are the most common words:

  • Sun - солнце [sOntze] - silent л
  • Formal greeting - здравствуй [zdrAstvuj] - silent в
  • Heart - сердце [syErtze] - silent д
  • Feeling - чувство [chUstva] - silent в
  • To feel - чувствовать [chUstvavat’] - silent в
  • Party - праздник [prAznik] - silent д
  • To celebrate - праздновать [prAznavat’] - silent д
  • Happy - счастливый [schaslIvij] - silent т
  • Late - поздно [pOzna] - silent д
  • Late (adj.) - поздний [pOznij] - silent д
  • Starry - звёздный [zvyOznij] - silent д
  • Dutch - голландский [galAnskij] - silent д
  • Scottish - шотландский [shatlAnskij] - silent д
  • Gigantic - гигантский [gigAnskij] - silent т
  • Conscientious - совестливый [sOveslivij] - silent т
  • Envious - завистливый [zavIslivij] - silent т
  • Furious - яростный [yArasnij] - silent т
  • Racist - расистский [rasIskij] - silent т

Did you know the correct pronunciation of these words? Does your language have such cases? :nerd_face: :heavy_heart_exclamation: