Learn the Hebrew Alphabet ~ Lesson 1
By Jeff A. Benner

Consonants

א The "aleph" is the first letter of the Hebrew alephbet. This consonant is silent.

ב The "beyt" is pronounced two different ways. If the letter appears with a "dagesh" in the middle of the letter (), it is pronounced "b" as in ball. If the letter appears without the "dagesh" (ב), it is pronounced "v" as in visit. When the "beyt" is prefixed to a word it means "in" or "with."



Vowels

אָ The qamats. This vowel, which is placed under the consonant, is pronounced "a" as in father. (Note: The aleph here is not part of the vowel, it is simply used here to show the placement of the vowel only)

אַ The patahh. This vowel is also pronounced "a" as in father.



Practice
בַּ אַ בָ בַּ אָ אַ בָּ אַ אָ בָ .1 Audio
בָא בַּא אָב בָּא אַב בַּא .2 Audio



Vocabulary
Came (Masc. Verb) בָּא .1 Audio
Father אָב .2 Audio



Sentences
Father Came. אָב בָּא׃ .1 Audio
Note: the : at the end of the sentence is a period.