The Aleph Bet (Hebrew Alphabet) with Modern Hebrew Pronunciations Pronunciation of (Approximate) English Name the Letter

's Name Equivilent aleph AH-lef silent bet BET b vet VET v gimel GEE-mel g daled DAH-let d hey HEY h vav VAHV v zayin ZAH-yeen z khet KHET kh tet TET t yud YOOD y kaf KAHF k kaf sofit (final kaf) KAHF soh-FEET k khaf KHAHF kh khaf sofit (final khaf) KHAF soh-FEET kh lamed LAH-med l mem MEM m nun NOON n nun sofit NOON soh-FEET n samech SAH-mekh s ayin AH-yeen silent pe PE p pe sofit (final pe) PE so-FEET p phey FE f phey sofit (final pe) FE so-FEET f/ph tsade TSAH-dee z/tz qof KOHF k resh RESH r* shin SHEEN sh sin SEEN s tav TAHV t tav TAHV t


‫א‬ ּ ‫ב‬ ‫ב‬ ‫ג‬ ‫ד‬ ‫ה‬ ‫ו‬ ‫ז‬ ‫ח‬ ‫ט‬ ‫י‬ ּ ‫כ‬ ּ ‫ך‬ ‫כ‬ ‫ך‬ ‫ל‬ ‫מ‬ ‫נ‬ ‫ן‬ ‫ס‬ ‫ע‬ ּ ‫פ‬ ּ ‫ף‬ ‫פ‬ ‫ף‬ ‫צ‬ ‫ק‬ ‫ר‬ ‫ש‬ ׁ ‫ש‬ ׂ ּ ‫ת‬ ‫ת‬

As in… --Blue Violet Green Dinner House Violet Zoo baCH Trail Yellow Kite Kite baCH baCH Learn Meat Neat Neat Sun --Pay Pay Fall Fall maTS Kite Rake Ship Sip Tree Tree

* There is no equivalent to the Hebrew Resh in English. It is said with a roll in the back of the throat similar to the French r. For English speakers it is approximated with "r".


(vowels) hiriq KHEE-reek shoo-ROOK khoh-LAHM TSE-re se-GOHL pah-TAHKH kah-MATZ koo-BOOTS SHVAH NAH SHVAH NAHKH ee oo oh e e ah ah oo silent

ִ ּ ֹ ֵ ֶ ַ ָ ֻ ְ ְ

grEEn cOOl tOE rEd rEd Aqua Aqua cOOl --like the e in takEn

shuruk Kholam tzeire segol patakh kamatz kubutz sh'va nah sh'va nahkh

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ll in the back ted with "r".

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