Numbers

Hebrew Lesson 6 (Numbers and School)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 6th lesson teaches counting in cardinal and ordinal numbers in Hebrew. I also included a vocabulary list about school and finally common daily phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Hebrew Classes.

Numbers

Knowing how to count in Hebrew is essential and should be one of first things to learn. By simply knowing numbers from 1 to 9 you could express large numbers in a simplified way. Cardinal numbers are for counting such as "1, 2, 3 ...". Ordinal numbers represent order or rank such as "1st, 2nd, 3rd ...".

Below is a list of the first 20 cardinal and ordinal numbers that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Hebrew, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Numbers in Hebrew

Numbers Hebrew
Oneאחת אחד [Akhat- Ekhad]
Firstראשון- רשונה [Rishon / Rishona]
Twoשתים שנים [Shtaim- Shnaim]
Secondשני-שניה [Shen / Shnia]
Threeשלוש שלושה [Shalosh- Shlosha]
Thirdשלישי-שלושית [Shlishi / Shlishit]
Fourארבע ארבעה [Arba'- Arba'ah]
Fourthרביעי-רביעת [Revi'i / Revi'it]
Fiveחמש חמישה [Khamesh / Khamisha]
Fifthחמישי / ת [Khamishi / Khamishit]
Sixשש ששה [Shesh / Shishah]
Sixthשישי / ת [Shishi / shishit]
Sevenשבע שבעה [Sheva- Shiva'a]
Seventhשביעי / ת [Shiv'i / shivi'it]
Eightשמונה שמונה [Shmone / Shmona]
Eighthשמיני / ת [Shmoni / Shmonit]
Nineתשע תשעה [Teisha- Tisha'a]
Ninthתשיעי / ת [Tish'i / Tishi'it]
Tenעשר עשרה [Eser / asara]
Tenthעשירי / ת [Esri / esrit]
Elevenאחת עשרה אחד עשר [Akhat- esre / Ekhad eser]
Eleventhאחד עשר []
Twelveשתים עשרה - שנים עשר [Shtaim esre / Shnaim-esre]
Twelfthשנים עשר []
Thirteenשלוש עשרה - שלשה עשר [Shalosh esre / Shlosha eser]
Thirteenthשלוש עשר []
Fourteenארבע אשרה -ארבעה עשר [Arba' esre / Arba'a eser]
Fourteenthארבע עשר []
Fifteenחמש עשרה חמישה עשר [Khamesh esre / khamisha eser]
Fifteenthהחש עשר []
Sixteenשש עשרה- ששה עשר [Shesh esre / shisha eser]
Sixteenthשש עשר []
Seventeenשבע עשרה - שבעה עשר [Sheva esre / shiva'a eser]
Seventeenthשבע עשר []
Eighteenשמונה עשרה - שמונה עשר [Shmone esre / Shmona eser]
Eighteenthשמונה עשר []
Nineteenתשע עשרה - תשעה עשר [Teisha esre / Tisha'a eser]
Nineteenthתשע עשר []
Twentyעשרים [Esrim]
Twentiethעשרים []
Thirty three (31)שלושים ושלוש [Shloshim ve-shalosh]
One hundred (100)מאה [Me'a]
Three hundred and sixty (360)שלוש מאות ששים [Shalosh meot shlishim]
One thousand (1000)אלף [Elef]
Two thousand and fourteen (2014)אלפיים ארבע עשרה [Alpaim arba' esre]
One millionמיליון [Milion]
Onceפעם [Pa'am]
Twiceפעמיים [Paamaim]

Now we will try to implement some of the numbers above into full Hebrew sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Hebrew Numbers in a Sentence

Numbers Hebrew
I'm 30 years oldאני בן / בת שלושים [Ani ben / bat shloshim]
I have 2 sisters and 1 brotherיש לי שתי אחיות ואח אחד [Yesh li shtei akhaiot ve-akh ekhad]
English is my first languageאנגלית שפת האם שלי [Anglit sfat ha-em sheli]
Her second language is Spanishהשפה השניה שלה היא ספרדית [Ha-safa ha-shniah shela hi sfaradit]

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Vocabulary List about School

Below is a list of 26 words related to school and classrooms. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able communicate to a teacher/students many objects in your class.

School Words in Hebrew

School Hebrew
Answerתשובה [Tshuvah]
Bookספר [Sefer]
Booksספרים [Sfarim]
Chairכסא [Kise]
Deskשולחן כתיבה [Shulkhan ktiva]
Dictionaryמילון [Milon]
Laptopמחשב נייד [Makhshev naiad]
Libraryספריה [Sifria]
Notebook (paper notebook)מחברת [Makhberet]
Pageעמוד [Amud]
Paperנייר [Niar]
Penעט [Et]
Pencilעפרון [Iparon]
Questionשאלה [She'ela]
Schoolבית ספר [Beit sefer]
Studentסטודנט / תלמיד [Student / talmid]
Teacherמורה [More / mora]
Universityאוניברסיטה [Universita]

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Daily Conversation in Hebrew

Finally, a couple bonus sentences that you might find useful. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Hebrew Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Hebrew

English Hebrew
I have a questionיש לי שאלה [Yesh li she'ela]
To listenלהקשיב [Le'hakshiv]
To readלקרוא [Likro]
To speakלדבר [Ledaber]
To thinkלחשוב [Lakhshov]
To understandלהבין [Le'avin]
To writeלכתוב [Likhtov]
What's the name of that book??מה שם הספר [Ma shem ha-sefer]
What do you do for a living?במה אתה עובד / את עובדת [Be-ma ata oved / at ovedet?]
I'm a (teacher / artist / engineer)אני מורה / אומן / מהנדס [Ani more / oman / mehandes]
Oh! That's good!זה טוב [Ze tov]
Can I practice with you??אני יכול / ה לתרגל איתך [Ani yakhol / yekhola letarg'el itkha / itakh?]

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year.

Congratulations! You finished your 6th lesson in Hebrew about numbers, and school terms. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Hebrew Lesson 7. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Hebrew homepage.

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