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How do I know how when a written e must be read as ë?

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Unfortunately most ë's appear as e's in russian language. For non-natives this is quite annoying. Are there any guidelines that help me know whether e is actually ë? Eg. I have seen the word перед with the 2nd e being e as well as ë. What is the correct spelling of this word. Please take the question seriously and bother to answer.
asked May 10, 2013 by wolka (630 points)

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The previous comment was correct - nowadays the letter "ё" is mostly written as "е", so you should just remember those words. Yeah, and I agree with "coughed and hiccoughed" ;).

About the word "перед": it is MOSTLY read as "пЕред" and now I can only remember one case when it's read as "перЁд": "задом на перёд" - Russian idiom that means "in an opposite way" when you, for example, put on your trousers or T-shirt this way :)
answered Oct 22, 2013 by justin.mcguire7 (310 points)
Можно также сказать: " Иди вперед"-  как призыв " совершай достижения", или просто иди  впереди меня или впереди нас. .

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