Hebrew Alephbet


READ FROM RIGHT TO LEFT


Waw

Hey

Daleth

Gimmel

Veth

Beth

Aleph

Final Kaf

Kaf

Kaf

Yod

Teth

Heth

Zayin

Ayin

Samech

Final Nun

Nun

Final Mem

Mem

Lamed

Resh
>
Qoph

Final Tsadee

Tsadee

Final Fay

Fay

Pay

Tau

Tau

Sin

Shin

Hebrew Vowels


Holam

Shva

Segol

Tsere

Pathah

Qamatz

Hataf
Segol

Hataf
Pathah

Hataf
Qomatz

Shuruk

Kibbutz

Hirik
.
Aleph silent
Beth = b in boy
Veth = v
Gimmel = g in go
Daleth = d in dog
Hey = h in had
Waw = win woo or v in voodoo
Zayin = z in zoo
Heth = ch in loch
Teth = t in too
Yod = y in yet
Kaph = k in keep
Lamed = l in look
Mem = m in met
Nun = n in noon
Samech = s in sin
Ayin = silent guteral
Pey = p in pet
Pay = ph in phone
Tsade = tz in klutz
Qoph = q in tiqi
Resh = r in rose
Shin = sh shoe
Sin = s in sit
Tau = t in tow
Tau = th in thorn


Qamets = a in father
Pathah = a in fat
Tsere = e as ey in they
Segol = e in met
Shva = shortest possible vocalization
Holam = long O
Hirik = i as iy in city
Kibbutz = u in but
Shuruk = u as oo
Hataf Qomets = short o
Hataf Pathah = shorter a
Hataf Segol = short e


For practice After writing the letters above over and over until you know them then transliterate the words in the first ten verses of Genesis.