hebrew alphabetHebrew is a beautiful ancient language which is also known as the Ivrit (עברית) and it is considered as the Semitic used for Afro-Asiatic family of language. So what is the Hebrew alphabet? There are Twenty Two letters in the Hebrew alphabet. Hebrew people read and write from right to left which is opposite to other modern languages.

Certain letters differs in forms, while other letters are added to the word at the end. This is called the ‘soffit’ form.

The various ‘soffit’ forms of letters are – Tsadik (TZ)(ץ), Peh (P)(ף), Nun (N)(ן), Mem (M)(ם).

The Hebrew language alphabet consists of Hebrew vowels which are known as the ‘nekudot’. These are represented as dashes, dots and other forms of symbols which are usually written around the consonants for indicating different pronunciations. The basic infixes, prefixes, and suffixes which change the three-letter root meaning, which is called ‘shoresh’.

Hebrew Alphabet, The Letters of Hebrew Alphabet

Letter Letter Name Equivalent and Hebrew word
Alef Letter

Alef

Same as: “A”In Hebrew word:  “avir” (air)
Bet Letter

Bet

Same as: “B”In hebrew word:  “bait” (home)
Gimel Letter

Gimel

Same as: “G”In Hebrew word:  “gan” (garden)
Dalet Letter

Dalet

Same as: “D”In Hebrew word:  “delet” (door)
Hi Letter

Hi

Same as: “H”In Hebrew word:  “hakol” (all)
vav Letter

Vav

Same as: “V”In hebrew word:  “vilon” (curtain)
Zayin Letter

Zayin

Same as: “Z”In Hebrew word:  “zoz” (move)

 

Het Letter

Het

Same as: “H”In Hebrew word:  “halon” (window)
Tet Letter

Tet

Same as: “T”In Hebrew word:  “tov” (ok)
Yod Letter

Yod

Same as: “Y”In Hebrew word:  “yarok” (green)
Kaf Letter

Kaf

Same as: “K”In hebrew word:  “ken” (yes)
Lamed Letter

Lamed

Same as: “L”In Hebrew word:  “lama” (why)
Mem Letter

Mem

Same as: “M”In Hebrew word:  “mazal tov” (congratulations)
Nun Letter

Nun

Same as: “N”In Hebrew word:  “nolad” (born)
Samekh Letter

Samekh

Same as: “S”In Hebrew word:  “selicha” (sorry)
Ayin Letter

Ayin

Same as: “AY”In Hebrew word:  “olam” (world)
Pe Letter

Pe

Same as: “P”In Hebrew word:  “po” (here)
Tsadi Letter

Tsadik

Same as: “TZ”In Hebrew word:  “tzom” (fast)
Quf Letter

Quf

Same as: “Q”In Hebrew word:  “qadima” (go)
Resh Letter

Resh

Same as: “R”In Hebrew word:  “rishon” (first)
Shin Letter

Shin

Same as: “SH”In Hebrew word:  “shalom” (peace)
Tav Letter

Tav

Same as: “T”In Hebrew word:  “todah” (thank you)