Hebrew Pronunciation Guide

By Dick Oakes


A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g,
H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p,
R r, S s, T t, U u, V v,
Y y, Z z


Hebrew is a West Semitic language of the Afroasiatic language family. Hebrew has been transliterated into English for Israeli dance names to ease in pronunciation.

Letters not listed below are pronounced approximately as in English.


A, a  - a as in father
E, e  - e as in let
I, i  - i as in machine
O, o  - o as in note
U, u  - u as in duke
 
Ee, ee  - ee as in geese
Eu, eu  - eu as in feud
Ch, ch  - ch as in loch (gutteral kh)
Gg, gg  - gg as in eggs
Ss, ss  - ss as in lesson


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