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Character Frequency: Hebrew (עברית)

Below you can see a table showing the frequencies of letters, as they occur in the Hebrew language. This list was created with the Unicode Counter, which is integrated in the WordCreator. Basis of this list were some Hebrew texts with together 1.230.923 characters (279.679 words), 937.426 characters were used for the counting. The texts consist of a good mix of different literary genres. Of course, if other texts were used as a basis, the result would be slightly different.

The list may only be used together with the publishing of the internet adress stefantrost.de and the prior consent of Stefan Trost (contact).

The left list is sorted according to the letters, the right list in accordance with the frequency of the letters. Accordingly, the letters י, ה and ו are the most common letters in the Hebrew language.

CharacterFrequency
א6,11%
ב4,57%
ג1,26%
ד2,49%
ה10,48%
ו10,01%
ז1,28%
ח2,39%
ט1,19%
י10,67%
ך0,78%
כ2,60%
ל7,12%
ם2,92%
מ4,43%
ן1,06%
נ2,76%
ס1,43%
ע3,11%
ף0,26%
פ1,63%
ץ0,12%
צ1,20%
ק2,06%
ר5,40%
ש4,25%
ת4,84%
CharacterFrequency
י11,03%
ה10,84%
ו10,35%
ל7,36%
א6,32%
ר5,59%
ת5,00%
ב4,73%
מ4,58%
ש4,39%
ע3,22%
ם3,02%
נ2,85%
כ2,69%
ד2,58%
ח2,47%
ק2,13%
פ1,68%
ס1,48%
ז1,32%
ג1,30%
צ1,24%
ט1,23%
ן1,09%
ך0,81%
ף0,27%
ץ0,12%
 

Usage Note

The list may only be used together with the publishing of the internet adress stefantrost.de and the prior consent of Stefan Trost (contact). If you need additional lists, for example in a different sorting or on the basis of another source, we can provide this list for only five euros. Simply write to us.

The Hebrew Alphabet

In this table you can see all letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In the first column, there is the appearance of the letters, behind you can see how the letters are called and pronounced. The column "Transcription" shows how the Hebrew letters can be transformed to letters from the Latin alphabet. In addition, to every Hebrew letter, a nummerical value is assigned. This value you can find in the last column. You can use the software Text Converter to carry out the shown transcription automatically. Further information, you can read on the page Transcriptions.

Letter Name Pronunciation Transcription Number
אAlefA, E, I, O, Uʾ1
בBejth, WejthB, WB2
גGimelGG3
דDalethDD4
הHeHH5
וWawVW6
זSajinS (humming)Z7
חChetCH, H8
טTetT9
יJodJ, IJ10
ךכKaphK, KH, KQK20
לLamedLL30
םמMemMM40
ןנNunNN50
סSamechS (sharp)S60
עAjin'A, 'E, 'I, 'O, 'Uʿ70
ףפPePP80
ץצTzadeZ90
קQuophKQ100
רReschRR200
שSin, SchinS, SCHŚ, Ŝ300
תTawTHT400

The Hebrew alphabet is written from the left to the right and it does not know a distinction between upper case and lower case letters. Merely, some letters are written in a different way if they appear at the end of a word. This is the case at five letters. In the table the second version of these letters is the version for the end of a word. Hebrew is a consonant writing, however, vowels can for example stand as points under and over the previous consonants.

If you want to learn the Hebrew alphabet, you can use the AnswerCoach. More information, you get on this page.

Convert Hebrew to Latin

To convert a text consisting of Hebrew letters to Latin letters or vice versa, you can use the software Text Converter. The shown transcription is part of this program, so that you can immediately start with your transcriptions. You can read further information and an explanation of the transcription - procedure on the page Transcriptions.