The charts below show the way in which the
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Belarusian language pronunciations in Wikipedia articles.
Belarusian phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds of Belarusian.
 English approximation
ds, a dze
г roughly like
go but without completely
blocking the air flow
loot; lute (for some dialects)
noon; ca nyon (for some dialects)
trilled r, like in Spanish
soup; super (for some dialects)
ts; quar tz
ch; huge (for some dialects)
zoo; re sume (for some dialects)
goo; ar gue
Stress (placed before the stressed syllable)
Gemination (doubled consonant) 
^ Belarusian has a contrast between palatalized ("soft") and unpalatalized ("hard") consonants. Palatalized consonants, denoted by a superscript j, ⟨ ʲ⟩,are pronounced with the body of the tongue raised toward the hard palate, like the articulation of the y sound in yes. /j/ is also soft, but /d, t, d͡ʐ, t͡ʂ, r, ʂ, ʐ/ are always hard.
^ a b c /v/ and /l/ merge into /w/ ⟨ ў⟩ in the syllable coda.
^ a b c Unstressed /ɛ/ and /ɔ/ are reduced to [a]. Unlike Russian, this is reflected in writing.
^ a b [i] and [ɨ] are in complementary distribution: [i] occurs at the beginning of words and after soft consonants; [ɨ] occurs after hard consonants.
^ The "soft" vowel letters ⟨ я, е, і, ё, ю⟩ represent a /j/ and a vowel when they are initial or after other vowels.
^ Nine Belarusian consonants can be contrastively geminated: /d͡zʲː, lʲː, nʲː, sʲː, ʂː, t͡sʲː, t͡ʂː, zʲː, ʐː/.