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Hi everyone.
Welcome to The Ultimate Hebrew Pronunciation Guide.
In this lesson, you'll learn all 5 Hebrew vowel sounds.
אַ
אֶ
אִ
וֹ
וּ
By learning all of these sounds, you'll be able to pronounce any vowel that could possibly appear in Hebrew!
Are you ready?
Then let's get started!
The first vowel sound is...
אַ
גַּם "also"
פח "trash"
דָּג "fish"
This vowel sound is very similar to the A in 'far'.
אַ, אַ (slowly)
אַ, אַ (slowly)
The next vowel sound is...
אֶ
שֶׁל "of"
כן "yes"
כֵּהֶה "dark"
It's very similar to the E in the word 'education'.
אֶ, אֶ (slowly)
אֶ, אֶ (slowly)
The next vowel sound is...
אִ
מִיסִּים "taxes"
אִימּוּן "training"
תִּינוֹק "baby"
This is identical to the I in 'ski'.
אִ, אִ (slowly)
אִ, אִ (slowly)
The next vowel sound is...
"וֹ
שלום "peace/hello/goodbye"
נֹעַר "youth"
חֲלוֹם "dream"
It's very similar to the O sound in the word 'ore'.
וֹ, וֹ (slowly)
וֹ, וֹ (slowly)
The last vowel sound for this lesson is...
וּ
תמונה "picture"
אדומה "red"
מְדוּרָה "bonfire"
This is identical to the U in the word 'rule'.
וּ, וּ (slowly)
וּ, וּ (slowly)
Well done! You've just learned all 5 vowel sounds in Hebrew!
With these sounds, you can pronounce any vowel that could possibly appear in the Hebrew language! Isn't that great?
Which vowel sound was the most difficult for you to pronounce? Let us know in the comments.
In the next lesson, you'll start learning consonant sounds.
See you in the next Ultimate Hebrew Pronunciation Guide lesson!

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Which vowel sound was the most difficult for you to pronounce? Let us know in the comments.

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Wednesday at 08:52 PM
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Hi Victoria,


Thanks for posting on this!


Usually, vowels are easier to practice than consonants... you could try practicing this (best in front of a mirror) by listening closely to the Hebrew pronunciation of a word and reciting it until it sounds better... I hope that would help :)


Please feel free to let us know may you have any questions 👍


Best,

Roi

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Victoria
Friday at 01:21 AM
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The hardest sound for me is the e.

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Saturday at 11:21 PM
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Hi Mitch,


Thanks for posting on this and for your question.


Yes, the audio for "גם אני הלכתי לרופא שיניים בשבוע שעבר." seems to be missing, we'll look into it 👍


About typing in Hebrew - you can either add Hebrew as a language on your computer settings or use an online keyboard. There are several options online, just search "Hebrew virtual keyboard" and you'll see a few :)


Happy to assist 😄


Yours,

Roi

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Mitch
Friday at 11:37 AM
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some of the examples don't have the sentence spoken in hebrew, "gam" has two examples but only one is available.

Ma matsav?


Also, how do i get my computer to write in hebrew, i don't see instructions how to do this.

toda raba

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Thursday at 07:42 PM
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Hi Michael,


Great to know that you're enjoying our website!


Please stay tuned! Every week we'll have new lessons for you!


Cheers,

Cristiane

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Michael
Friday at 09:06 AM
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This is great. Thanks for all the work you put into these courses.

HebrewPod101.com
Monday at 11:10 PM
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Hi Abhishek,


Thanks for commenting and for sharing this!


It's always interesting to find surprising similarities between our native language and the newly learned one... 😄


Happy learning!

Roi

Team HebrewPod101.com

Abhishek
Tuesday at 02:27 AM
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These vowel sounds are same as Kannada language vowel sounds as I'm an Indian and my native language is Kannada so, I don't have any problem while pronouncing these vowels.תודה רבה

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Saturday at 09:06 PM
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Hi Joshua,


Thanks for commenting!


The meaning of "Gam" (גם) is always "also". I don't know about any other meanings...

Unfortunately, the phrase you posted isn't very coherent, could you attach the Hebrew version so that I could look into it?


Yours,

Roi

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Joshua
Wednesday at 05:22 AM
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Gam in this lesson is translated as also, bjt ive seen this word in my Tanakh in Tahillim 23:4; we reag Gam Key Ay'Lech, in that passage would Gam be translated as All though???