The Hebrew alphabet, or Alef-Bet, has 22 letters, five of which have a different form when they
appear at the end of a word. Here are some steps you can take to learn the Hebrew alphabet:
1)Learn the Alphabet and Pronunciation: Familiarize yourself with the names and sounds of
each letter. You can use online resources, textbooks, or apps like those mentioned previously
to help with this. You might find it helpful to write down each letter multiple times while
saying the letter's name and sound to help commit it to memory.
Here are the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, along with their approximate English
Aleph (silent), Bet (b as in boy), Gimel (g as in girl), Dalet (d as in door), Hey (h as in hello),
Vav (v as in violin), Zayin (z as in zebra), Chet (ch as in Bach), Tet (t as in tool), Yod (y as in
yes), Kaf (k as in king), Lamed (l as in lion), Mem (m as in mother), Nun (n as in no), Samech
(s as in snake), Ayin (silent), Pe (p as in place), Tsade (ts as in nuts), Qof (q as in queen, but
more back in the throat), Resh (r as in rain), Shin (sh as in shoe), Tav (t as in tool)
3)Learn the Final Forms: Five Hebrew letters have a unique form when they appear at the end
of a word: Kaf, Mem, Nun, Pe, and Tsade. Learn these five final forms and how they differ
from their regular forms.
4)Practice Reading and Writing: Once you've learned the letters and their sounds, practice
reading and writing them. Start with individual letters, then move on to simple words.
Remember, Hebrew is read from right to left, opposite of English.
Learn the Vowel System: In written Hebrew, vowels are indicated by diacritical marks added
to the text. While they are often omitted in modern Hebrew texts, learning them can be
beneficial, especially for beginners.
5)Consistent Practice: Regular practice is key when learning a new alphabet. Dedicate a little
time each day to studying the letters and their sounds, and you'll start to see progress.
There are several resources available online, such as websites, videos, and apps, which can provide
more visual and interactive ways to learn the Hebrew alphabet. It could also be helpful to get a
language learning partner or a tutor to help you with pronunciation and to answer any questions you
have. Good luck with your studies!