Hebrew numbers

Hebrew Numbers 1-10: Counting in Hebrew

Learn to Count Hebrew Numbers from Zero to One Million

The first and most important thing to note when learning the Hebrew numbers 1-10 is that each number has two forms: a masculine and a feminine form. How do you know whether to use the masculine form of the feminine form? By looking at the noun the number is referring too. If the noun is a feminine noun, then you will use the feminine version of the Hebrew number. And if the noun is a masculine noun, then you will use the masculine version of the Hebrew number. If there is no noun connected to the Hebrew number, then it is most common to use the femine form.

The Hebrew number 0 is Efes: אֶפֶס and it doesn’t have a masculine or feminine form.

Cardinal Numbers

Masculine Hebrew Numbers 1-10

1Echadאֶחָד
2Sh’nayeemשְׁנַיִם
3Sh’loshahשְׁלֹשָׁה
4Arba-ahאַרְבָּעָה
5Chameeshaחֲמִשָּׁה
6Sheeshaשִׁשָׁה
7Sheev-ahשִׁבְעָה
8Sh’monahשְׁמוֹנָה
9Teesh-ahתִּשְׁעָה
10Ahsarahעֲשָׂרָה
Masculine Hebrew Numbers 1-10 Pronunciation

Feminine Hebrew Numbers 1-10

1Achatאַחַת
2Sh’tayeemשְׁתַּיִם
3Shaloshשָׁלֹשׁ
4Arbahאַרְבַּע
5Chamayshחָמֵשׁ
6Shayshשֵׁשׁ
7Shevahשֶׁבַע
8Sh’monehשְׁמוֹנֶה
9Tayshahתֵּשַׁע
10Eserעֶשֶׂר
Feminine Hebrew Numbers 1-10 Pronunciation

Masculine Hebrew Numbers 11-19

NumberTransliteration/BMA Translit.Hebrew
11Achad Asarאֲחַד-עָשָׂר
12Sh’naym Asarשְׁנֵים-עָשָׂר
13Sh’loshah Asarשְׁלֹשָה-עָשָׂר
14Arba’ah Asarאַרְבָּעָה-עָשָׂר
15Chameeshah Asarחֲמִשָּׁה-עָשָׂר
16Sheeshah Asarשִׁשָׁה-עָשָׂר
17Sheev-ah Asarשִׁבְעָה-עָשָׂר
18Sh’monah Asarשְׁמוֹנָה-עָשָׂר
19Teesh-ah Asarתִּשְׁעָה-עָשָׂר
Masculine Hebrew Numbers 11-19 Pronunciation

Feminine Hebrew Numbers 11-19

11Achat Esrayאֲחַת-עֶשְׂרֵה
12Sh’tayim Esrayשְׁתֵּים-עֶשְׂרֵה
13Sh’losh Esrayשְׁלֹשׁ-עֶשְׂרֵה
14Arbah Esrayאַרְבַּע-עֶשְׂרֵה
15Chamaysh Esrayחֲמֵשׁ-עֶשְׂרֵה
16Shaysh Esrayשֵׁש-עֶשְׂרֵה
17Sh’vah Esrayשְׁבַע-עֶשְׂרֵה
18Sh’moneh Esrayשְׁמוֹנֶה-עֶשְׂרֵה
19T’shah Esrayתְּשַׁע-עֶשְׂרֵה
Feminine Hebrew Numbers 11-19 Pronunciation

Numbers in Hebrew: Twenty-Ninety

20Ehsreemעֶשְׂרִים
30Sh’losheemשְׁלֹשִׁים
40Arba’eemאַרְבָּעִים
50Chameesheemחֲמִשִּׁים
60Sheesheemשִׁשִׁים
70Sheev’eemשִׁבְעִים
80Sh’mohneemשְׁמוֹנִים
90Teesh’eemתִּשְׁעִים
Hebrew Numbers 20-90 Pronunciation

We can now count in Hebrew up to 20, but how do we say 21, 47, or 79? Essentially, you combine the tens with the ones to count the number. For example, 21 in Hebrew would be 20 and 1. 20 is Ehsreem and 1 is Achat (feminine). So we would combine these two. But, how do you say the word AND in Hebrew?

Conjunctions in Hebrew (to, from, in, the, etc.) are typically just one letter in front of the word. The conjunction “and” is no exception! To say “and” you put a VAV before the word.

AND = ו

So how do we say 21, 47, or 79?

21 = Ehsreem v’achat

47 = Arba’eem v’ shevah

79 = Sheev’eem v’tayshah

Numbers in Hebrew: One Hundred – One Million

100May’ahמֵאָה
200Matai-yeemמָאתַיִם
300Sh’losh May’otשְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת
400Arba May’otאַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת
500Chamaysh May’otחֲמֵשׁ מֵאוֹת
600Shaysh May’otשֵׁשׁ מֵאוֹת
700Sh’vah May’otשְׁבַע מֵאוֹת
800Sh’moneh May’otשְׁמוֹנֶה מֵאוֹת
900T’shah May’otתְּשַׁע מֵאוֹת
1000Elefאֶלֶף
10,000Aseret Alafeemעֲשֶׂרֶת אֲלָפִים
100,000May’ah Elefמֵאָה אֶלֶף
1,000,000Meelyonמִילְיוֹן
Pronunciation of Hebrew Numbers 100-1,000,000

Three digit numbers are written the same way as two digit numbers. Just remember that the “and” or “vav” comes before the last digit.

So how do you say the number 163? That would be may’ah sheesheem v‘shalosh.

Ordinal Numbers

There are both cardinal and ordinal numbers in Hebrew. Cardinal numbers are used for counting and ordinal numbers tell the position of something in a list. Ex. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. It’s important to note that for ordinal numbers greater than 10, cardinal numbers are used instead!

MasculineFeminine
FirstRishonרִאשׁוֹןRishonaרִאשׁוֹנָה
SecondSheineeשֵׁנִי‎Sh’neeyahשְׁנִיָה
ThirdSh’leeshee שְׁלִישִׁיSh’leesheetשְׁלִישִׁית‎
FourthR’vee’ee רְבִיעִי‎R’vee’eetרְבִיעִית
FifthChameesheeחֲמִישִׁי‎Chameesheetחֲמִישִׁית‎
SixthSheesheeשִׁשִׁיSheesheetשִׁשִׁית
SeventhSh’vee’eeשְׁבִיעִי‎Sh’vee’eetשְׁבִיעִית‎
EighthSh’meenee שְׁמִינִי‎Sh’meeneetשְׁמִינִית‎
NinthT’shee’eeתְּשִׁיעִי‎T’shee’eetתְּשִׁיעִית
TenthAseereeעֲשִׂירִי‎Aseereetעֲשִׂירִית‎

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