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

See Macedonian phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds of Macedonian.

IPA Examples English approximation
b баба box
c ќерка, куќа cute
d дом dust
d͡z ѕвезда, ѕид birds
d͡ʒ џеб jab
f фалба fact
ɡ гулаб good
ɟ ѓавол argue
j јас yes
k куќа skill
l лимон leap
ɫ лук all
ʎ љубов million
m море mocha
n нос north
ɲ бања canyon
ŋ банка sing
p пет speak
r рака trilled r, like in Spanish
прст US: verb (trilled)
s стол salt, mask
ʃ шума sugar
t тајна style
t͡s цар bats
t͡ʃ човек cheese
v вода view
x херој loch (Scottish English)
z зима zoo
ʒ жолт pleasure
Marginal consonants
IPA Examples English approximation
ɫ̩ Попокатепетл little
њутн button
IPA Examples English approximation
a брат father
ɛ еден edge
i сив police
ɔ слон off
u убав pool
Marginal vowels
IPA Examples English approximation
ə ксмет sofa
Other symbols
IPA Description
ˈ Stress on the following syllable


  • Lunt, Horace G. (1952), Grammar of the Macedonian Literary Language, Skopje