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NEW! I have added an Alefbet Alphabet page and an English transliteration lessons Page with sub pages containing additional lessons! I am actively adding more to aid learners in a comprehensive way. My pronunciation lesson below can also be found on the Alefbet Alphabet page. Please leave any comments or questions you have! I hope you find my site for learning helpful
A =ah as in pod/sod
E=ehh as in hen/pen
I=ee as in tea/flee
O=oo as in floor/store
U=oo as in hoot/flute
There are long & short vowel sounds but the difference in pronunciation is so close we can use this guide and learn just fine.
CONSONANTS: The hebrew alphabet is different from English as its alphabet is all consonants/with vowels made up of dots & dashes. We will not worry about that here. We are only learning how to say it.
Alef=silent letter. It only takes on sound of vowel under it.
Bet= B as in bat/bubble
Vet= V as in vest/violet
Gimmel=hard G as in gasoline/goblin
Dalet=D as in dog/door
Hey=H as in hay/horse
Vav=V as vest/violet
Zayin=Z as in zoo/zebra
Het=hard H like end of ugh
Tet=T as in top/ten
Yod=y as in yet/year
Kaf=k as in kitchen/camp
Khaf=sound as in ugh(above for Het) only even harder.
Khaf sofeet=same as khaf/at end of word
Lamed=L as in love/lamp
Mem=M as in mat/moth
Mem sofeet=same as mem/at the end of word
Nun=N as in nut/nancy
Nun sofeet=same as nun/at the end of word
Samekh=S as in safe/some
Ayin=silent takes on sound of vowel
Peh=p as in peanut/pound
Feh=F as in fun/fact
Feh sofeet=same as feh/at the end of word
Tsadeh=TS=ts as in the end of hats/cats
Tsadeh sofeet=same as tsadeh/at the end of a word
Qof=hard k as in kindergarten/cop
Resh=r as in run/road
Sheen=sh as in shine/shoe
Seen=s as in sun/same
Tav=t as in tall/town