- BenAiriOctober 2019
The letter Ж denotes a sound similar to the buzzing of a beetle or bee. The letter Ш denotes the sound that creates air coming out, for example, from a damaged car wheel. Transliteration for English ж=zh, ш=sh.
Please, precise your question, and ask exactly what you want to know about these two letters.
If talking about the pronounciation, they are different, if about the grammar in using they have some similarities.
So I would like to tell about pronounciation:
1) Ш it always sounds like SH in the English word: shake
Also we have letter Щ it´s with that little tail at right bottom edge. It always sounds like SH in the word: SHE
Катюша[KA-TU-SHA] (affectionate word for name Katya in Russian)
Examples with Щ:
Щи [sounds like English SHE] (kind of soup with Russian origin)
Борщ [BORSH] (kind of soup with Ukrainian origin)
Мощь[MOSH`] (might, power)
2) Ж it always sounds like S in the world USUALLY
Уж [UZH] (kind of snake without poison)
Уже[U-ZHE] (already, yet)