Now, look at this word. You should understand all letters but one:
The word is spelled "ris" and it means rice. I am sure you can pick up that i is и in Russian. Look at it:
It looks like two capital letters I connected with another diagonal letter I.
This letter also forms a word, which is among the shortest words in Russian. That is because this letter alone means "and". Also, if you remember, elephant is slon and a boat is lodka. Write this: