Alphabet and Character Frequency: Hebrew (עברית)
On this page you will find tables containing the frequencies of letters in the Hebrew language as well as information on the Hebrew alphabet (the letters used in the Hebrew language).
The list may only be used together with the internet adress sttmedia.com and the prior consent of Stefan Trost (contact).
Letter Frequencies of the language Hebrew
Below you can see a table showing the frequencies of letters, as they occur in the Hebrew language. This list was created with the character counter, which is integrated in the WordCreator. Basis of this list was a Hebrew text with 1,230,923 characters (279,679 words), 937,426 characters were used for the counting. The text consists of a good mix of different literary genres. Of course, if another text was used as a basis, the result would be slightly different.
The first list is sorted alphabetically according to the letters, the second list by the frequencies of the letters. Accordingly, the letters י, ה and ו are the most frequent letters in the Hebrew language.
Lists of Hebrew syllable frequencies can be found here.
The list may only be used together with the internet adress sttmedia.com 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, you can see the corresponding letter, 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 be found 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.
|א||Alef||A, E, I, O, U||ʾ||1|
|ב||Bejth, Wejth||B, W||B||2|
|ךכ||Kaph||K, KH, KQ||K||20|
|ע||Ajin||'A, 'E, 'I, 'O, 'U||ʿ||70|
|ש||Sin, Schin||S, SCH||Ś, Ŝ||300|
The Hebrew alphabet is written from the right to the left 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 for five letters. In the table the second version of these letters is the version for the end of a word. Hebrew is a consonantal script, however, vowels can for example be written as points under and over the previous consonants.
If you want to learn the Hebrew alphabet, you can use the AnswerCoach. More information, you can read on this page.
Convert Hebrew to Latin
To rewrite a text consisting of Hebrew letters to Latin letters (or vice versa), you can use the software Text Converter. By default, this program supports all the transcriptions shown here, so you can do the conversion immediately with just one click. See the transcriptions page for more information and instructions for the transcription.