Pronunciation reference table (Cyrillic letter | Latin letter):

А а | A a [/ɑ/] (father) Ә ә | Ä ä [/æ/] ( apple, man) Б б | B b [/b/] ( bed) В в | V v [/v/] (very) Г г | G g [/ɡ/] (get) Ғ ғ  | Ğ ğ [/ʁ/] (backlingual glottal consonant) Д д | D d [/d/] (day)
Е е | E e [/e/]  (yes, get) Ё ё | Yo yo [/jo/] (yawn) Ж ж | J j [/ʒ/] (measure) З з | Z z [/z/] (as in zone) И и | Ï ï /ɯj/, /ɪj/ ( feet, sheet, beef) Й й | Y y [/j/] (ray) К к | K k [/k/] (kind)
Қ қ | Q q [/q/] (lingual glottal fricative sound) Л л | L l [/l/] (hard as in element or soft as in limo) М м | M m  [/m/] (main) Н н | N n [/n/] (pen) Ң ң | Ñ ñ [/ŋ/] (song) О о | O o [/o/] (hot, August) Ө ө | Ö ö [/ø/] (early)
П п | P p [/p/] (park) Р р | R r [/r/] (Spanish rolling r as in Raul) С с | S s [/s/] (as in miss) Т т | T t [/t/] (as in ten) У у | W w [/w/, /ʊw/, /ʉw/] (as in tool) Ұ ұ | U u [/ʊ/] (acoustically resembles u in full, while pulling the back part of the tongue backwards) Ү ү | Ü ü [/ʉ/] (while saying pool, try to raise the front part of the tongue as high as possible to the front, while mouth is half closed)
Ф ф | F f [/f/] ( four) Х х | X x [/x, χ/] (khan) Һ һ | H h [/h/] (hat) Ц ц | C c [/ts/] (its) Ч ч | Ç ç [/tʃ/] (check) Ш ш | Ş ş [/ʃ/] (like English sh) Щ щ | Şş şş [/ʃtʃ/, /ʃː/] (she)
Ы ы | I ı [/ɯ/] (around) І і | İ i [/ɪ/] (till) Э э | Ee [/e/] (send] Ю ю | Yu yu [/jʉw/, /jʊw/] (as in yule) Я я | Ya ya [/jɑ/] (as in yah)

*Note, stress is always on the last syllable

Oy eñbek salası [oy yeng-biek sa-la-sı] – field of mental work
Öndiris salası  – field of industry/production
Öner salası – field of art
Turmıstıq qızmet körsetw salası – Field of service
Awıl şarwaşılıq salası [a-wıl  sha-roo-a-sh-l-q sa-la-sı] – field of agriculture

Жазушы |  Jazwşı  – Writer

Writer - Jazwşı

  • Мұғалім | Muğalim
  • Oқытушы | Oqıtwşı
  • Ұстаз | Ustaz

– Teacher

Teacher - Muğalim / Oqıtwşı / Ustaz

Дәрігер | Däriger [ dæ – ri – ger] – doctor/physician

Doctor - Däriger

Емші | Emşi [yem – shi] – physician

(usually non-traditional one, who does not have a medical degree)

Non-traditional physician - Emşi

Есепші | Esepşi [ye – siep – shi] – accountant

Accountant - Esepşi

Заңгер | Zañger – lawyer

Lawyer - Zañger


Іскер| Isker [is- ker] – businessmen

Businessman - Isker

Кәсіпкер | Käsipker [kæ – sp – ker] – entrepreneur

Entrepreneur - Käsipker


Ғарышкер | Ğarışker [gha – rsh- ker] – astronaut

Astronaut - Ğarışker

Ұшқыш | Uşqış – pilot

Pilot - Uşqış


Tilşi [tl -shi] – journalist

Journalist - Tilşi

Awdarmaşı – interpreter

Interpreter - Awdarmaşı

Swretşi [soo-riet-shi] – artist/painter

Artist - Swretşi

Müsinshi [almost like moo – sn -shi] – sculptor

Sculptor - Müsinshi

Şaştarazşı [shash – ta- raz – shı ] – hairdresser/barber

Hairdresser - Şaştarazşı

Säwletşi – architect

Archtect - Säwletşi

Qurılısşı – builder

Builder - Qurılısşı


Kenşi – miner

Miner - Kenşi

Satwşı [sa-too-shı] – seller

Seller - Satwşı

Jürgizwşi [almost like joor-gz-oo-shi]- driver

Driver - Jürgizwşi

Aspaz – cook

Cook - Aspaz

Zerger – jeweler

Jeweler - Zerger


Änşi – singer

Singer - Änşi

Bïşi [bee-shi] – dancer

Dancer - Bïşi

Shopan – shepherd

Sheperd - Shopan

Eginşi – grain-grower

Grain-grower - Eginşi

Balıqşı – fisherman

Fisherman - Balıqşı

Bağban – gardener

Gardener - Bağban

Jawınger – soldier

Soldier - Jawınger

Ormanşı – gamekeeper

Gamekeeper - Ormanşı

Ğalım – scientist

Scientist - Ğalım

Maman – specialist/professional
Mamandıq – profession
Jumıs – work
Jumısşı – worker, employee (usually related to labor work)
Jumısker – employee
Qızmet – service, duty, employment
Qızmetker – employee
Bilimdi – educated
Bedeldi – prestigious
Adal -conscientious, honest
Jawaptı – responsible
Jawapsız – irresponsible
Isker (adj) –  related to business, having business
Bayandaw – to report
Istew, jasaw – to do, to implement
Armandaw – to dream
Demalw [de – ma – loo] – to rest
Bastaw – to start
Ayaqtaw – to finish
Jürw – to walk, to go
Şarşaw – to get tired
Erte – early