Hebrew Transliteration

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Hebrew

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Alef-bet in Hebrew with name of letter, transliteration, sound, Hebrew print

Alef silent or takes the sound of the vowel under or above it א

Bet

Vet

b

v

b as in boy

v as in victor

בּ

ב

Gimel g g as in girl ג
Dalet d d as in dog ד
Hey h h as in help ה
Vav v v as in victor (can also be a vowel that says long o) ו
Chet ch ch as in the final sound in Bach ח
Tet t t as in Tom ט
Yud y y as in yes י

Kaf

Kaf sofit

K

kh

k as in kite

ch as in Bach (but softer)

final form of the letter used at the end of words

כּ

כ

ך

Lamed l l as in little ל

Mem

Mem sofit

m

m as in much

final form of the letter used at the end of words

מ

ם

Nun

Nun sofit

n

n as in nice

final form of the letter used at the end of words

נ

ן

Samech s s as in sun ס
Ayin silent or takes the sound of the vowel under or above it ע

Peh

Feh

Feh sofit

p

ph/f

p as in pure

ph as in phone/ f as in fate

Final form of the letter used at the end of words

פּ

פ

ף

Tsadee ts ts as at the end of nuts צ
Quf q (sometimes k) k as in kite ק
Resh r r as in run ר

Shin (sheen)

Sin (seen)

sh

s

sh as in sheep

s as in sleep

שׁ

שֹ

Tav t t as in Tom ת

 

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