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Hi everyone.
Welcome to The Ultimate Hebrew Pronunciation Guide.
In this lesson, you'll learn 7 Hebrew consonant sounds.
ב
בּ
ד
פ
פּ
ג
ה
These consonant sounds are identical to the ones in English.
So if you know English, they should already be familiar to you.
Are you ready?
Then let's get started!
The first consonant sound is...
ב
נבל "harp"
It's identical to the V sound in the word 'vet'.
ב, ב (slowly)
ב, ב (slowly)
The next consonant is...
בּ
בן "son"
It's identical to the B in the word 'buy'.
בּ, בּ (slowly)
בּ, בּ (slowly)
The next consonant is...
ד
דלק "gasoline"
It's identical to the D in the word 'dad'.
ד, ד (slowly)
ד, ד (slowly)
The next consonant is...
פ
אופה "bake"
It's identical to the F in the word 'father'.
פ, פ (slowly)
פ, פ (slowly)
The next consonant is...
פּ
פה "mouth"
Like the P in the word 'pack'.
פּ, פּ (slowly)
פּ, פּ (slowly)
The next consonant is...
ג
גם "also"
It's identical to the G in the word 'good'.
ג, ג (slowly)
ג, ג (slowly)
The final consonant sound for this lesson is...
ה
הד "echo"
It's identical to the H in the word 'high'.
ה, ה (slowly)
ה, ה (slowly)
Well done! You just learned your first 7 Hebrew consonants.
ב
בּ
ד
פ
פּ
ג
ה
Was seeing the pronunciation illustrations helpful? Please comment and share your thoughts.
In the next lesson, you'll learn 8 more consonant sounds that are familiar to English speakers.
See you in the next Ultimate Hebrew Pronunciation Guide lesson!

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Was seeing the pronunciation illustrations helpful? Please comment and share your thoughts!

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Saturday at 10:00 PM
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Shalom Birdie,


Toda raba for taking the time to leave us your kind comment! 😇


If you have any questions, let us know. 😉


Kind regards,

Levente (לבנטה)

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Birdie
Thursday at 05:55 AM
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Shalom! I really like how much immersion (flashcards, speakers, notes, ect.) that you have included. I'm not confused at all but have such poor recall in my brain. I'm not going to give up....😆

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Sunday at 06:49 AM
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Shalom AN,


That's natural! Don't worry about unknown words at this stage yet. You have successfully learned the alephbet already, that's a fantastic start, congratulations! Now what you need to work on are the following:

- solidifying your Hebrew alephbet knowledge, i.e. making sure you will know how to write any of the letters!

- making sure you know how to pronounce Hebrew words


You will gradually pick up words as you are learning our Absolute Beginner series. The purpose of this lesson is not yet to teach you a huge vocabulary, more to teach you about how to pronounce sounds and words.


Let us know if you ever have any questions. Good luck!! 😇


Kind regards,

Levente (לבנטה)

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AN
Saturday at 11:21 PM
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I love seeing the pronunciation illustrations!!! Very insightful. I only wished that EVERY word demonstrated in these lessons also had Niqqud. I prefer getting used to seeing the Niqqud everytime so that when it's not there I already know what the word is supposed to look like.


I am a beginner. I just learned the alephbet (and not that well either), and these words are still very foreign to me. I get a bit frustrated trying to figure out what Niqqud belongs with many of these words...

HebrewPod101.com Verified
Friday at 07:23 PM
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Hi Kristin,


Thanks for posting and for sharing this. We're glad you enjoyed the guide 😄


I understand your request and will forward it to the right address :)


Enjoy learning Hebrew!

Yours,

Roi

Team HebrewPod101.com

Kristin
Tuesday at 07:47 PM
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I really like the pronunciation illustrations. They help to understand the sounds better.


I wish the vocab list below was more complete so that I could add all the new words to my vocab cards to practice.

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Saturday at 09:45 PM
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Hi Pat,


Thanks for posting your question!


The most strongly aspired letters in Hebrew include פֹּ (peh), בּ (bet), ה (hey), ט (tet), ת (taf) ק (kof) and כּ (kaf).


Happy to assist,


Best,

Roi

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Pat
Monday at 06:24 AM
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Please comment on which Hebrew sounds are aspirated or not aspirated, particularly p and t but any others as well. Thanks!

HebrewPod101.com Verified
Monday at 07:21 PM
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Hi lado,


We include a limited number of words in the [Vocabulary] section, however, to check out more words/sentences, please use our Dictionary (includes audio):

https://www.hebrewpod101.com/hebrew-dictionary/


You can also create your own  Custom Lists. Please check out this link for more information:

https://www.hebrewpod101.com/custom-lists/


We hope this helps! In case of any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

Team HebrewPod101.com


lado
Wednesday at 11:31 PM
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I miss nikkud in the video was hoping to find the words in the "Vocabulary" section but there is only a few of mentioned words...this course was recommended to me, an ultimate beginner, please consider adding all words to vocabulary section so begginers can learn also with nikkuds thanks