Numbers

Below is a table with some Hebrew numbers. The more we progress with the lessons, the more we’ll expand the table.

The number Feminine Masculine
One A^at E^ad
Two Shtaim Shnaim
Three Shalosh Shlosha
Four Arba   * Arbaa  (ar-ba-a)
Five ^amesh Hamisha
Six Shesh Shisha
Seven Sheva Shivaa (shiv-aa)
Eight Shmone * Shmona
Nine Tesha Tishaa (tish-aa)
Ten Eser Asara
Eleven A^at-esre an> A^ad-asar
Twelve Shteim-esre  * Shneim-asar  *

In formal Hebrew we read the following numbers as shown below – Pay attention to the accent!

   * The correct accent for the feminine number “four” is arba, but most Israelis say arba.
   * The correct accent for the feminine number “eight” is shmone, but most Israelis say shmone.

Arba and shmone are the common pronunciations for these numbers, so don’t try to be different – remember, when in Rome behave like a Roman…

   ** As a point of information, another name for twelve (both feminine and masculine) is treisar, but it is not commonly used.

Listen to the pronounciation of the feminine Hebrew numbers we have learned (28 seconds on Youtube).

Listen to the pronounciation of the masculine Hebrew numbers we have learned (36 seconds on Youtube).

Numbers: 13 to 19

The number Feminine Masculine
Thirteen Shlosh-esre Shlosha-asar
Fourteen Arba-esre Arbaa-asar
Fifteen ^amesh-esre ^amisha-asar
Sixteen Shesh-esre Shisha-asar
Seventeen Shva-esre Shiva-asar
Eighteen Shmone-esre Shmona-asar
Nineteen Tsha-esre Tisha-asar

 

Numbers: 20 to 29

The number Feminine Masculine
Twenty Esrim Esrim
Twenty one Esrim ve’a^at Esrim ve’e^ad
Twenty two Esrim u’shtaim Esrim u’shnaim
Twenty three Esrim ve’shalosh Esrim u’shlosha
Twenty four Esrim ve’arba Esrim ve’arbaa
Twenty five Esrim va’^amesh Esrim va’^amisha
Twenty six Esrim ve’shesh Esrim ve’shisha
Twenty seven Esrim ve’sheva Esrim ve’shiva
Twenty eight Esrim u’shmone Esrim u’shmona
Twenty nine Esrim ve’tesha Esrim ve’tisha

 

Numbers: 30

The number Feminine Masculine
Thirty Shloshim Shloshim

 

CLOCK between 1 and 30: 

 

Time

Useful answers

6:01

Shesh ve’daka

 

7:02

Sheva u’shtey dakot  *

 

8:03

Shmone ve’shalosh dakot

 

9:04

Tesha ve’arba dakot

 

10:05

Eser va’^amesh dakot  *

Eser ve’^amisha

11:06

A^at-esre ve’shesh dakot

 

12:07

Shteim-esre ve’sheva dakot

 

1:08

A^at u’shmone dakot  *

 

2:09

Shtaim ve’tesha dakot

 

3:10

Shalosh ve’eser dakot

Shalosh ve’asara

4:11

Arba ve’a^at-esre dakot

 

5:12

^amesh u’shteim-esre dakot  *

 

6:13

Shesh u’shlosh-esre dakot  *

 

7:14

Sheva ve’arba-esre dakot

 

8:15

Shmone va’^amesh esre dakot  *

Shmone va’reva

9:16

Tesha ve’shesh-esre dakot

 

10:17

Eser u’shva-esre dakot  *

 

11:18

A^at-esre u’shmone-esre dakot  *

 

12:19

Shteim-esre ve’tsha-esre dakot

 

1:20

A^at ve’esrim

 

2:21

Shtaim esrim ve’a^at

 

3:22

Shalosh esrim u’shtaim  *

 

4:23

Arba esrim ve’shalosh

 

5:24

^amesh esrim ve’arba

 

6:25

Shesh esrim va’^amesh  *

 

7:26

Sheva esrim ve’shesh

 

8:27

Shmone esrim ve’sheva

 

9:28

Tesha esrim u’shmone  *

 

10:29

Eser esrim ve’tesha

 

11:30

A^at-esre u’shloshim  *

A^at esre va’^etsi

 * As you can see, sometimes I use “u” and “va” instead of “ve.” For now, please just take it as is – it is impossible to explain this rule unless you know Hebrew Punctuation. 

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