Learn How To Count In Hebrew

Updated: Jun 15



You might think that counting in Hebrew is hard, but actually it's very simple once you get the hang of it, watch this short video to get some background knowledge before we start:

Masculine Numbers

1 - (echad) אֶחָד

2 - ‬(shnayim) שְׁנַיִם

3 - ‬(shlosha) שְׁלֹשָׁה

4 - ‬(arba'a) אַרְבָּעָה

5 - ‬(chamisha) חֲמִשָּׁה

6 - (shisha) שִׁשָּׁה

7 - (shiv'a) שִׁבְעָה

8 - ‬(shmona) שְׁמוֹנָה

9 - ‬(tish'a) תִּשְׁעָה

10 - ‬(assara) עֲשָׂרָה

11 - ‬(achad-'asar) אֲחַד-עָשָׂר

12 - ‬(shneyim-'asar) שְׁנֵים-עָשָׂר

13 - ‬(shlosha-'asar) שְׁלֹשָה-עָשָׂר

14 - ‬(arba'a-'asar) אַרְבָּעָה-עָשָׂר

15 - (chamisha-'asar) חֲמִשָּׁה-עָשָׂר

16 - ‬(shisha-'asar) שִׁשָּׁה-עָשָׂר

17 - (shiv'a-'asar) שִׁבְעָה-עָשָׂר

18 - ‬(shmona-'asar) שְׁמוֹנָה-עָשָׂר

19 - ‬(tish'a-'asar) תִּשְׁעָה-עָשָׂר

Feminine Numbers

1 - (achat) אַחַת

2 - (shtayim) שְׁתַּיִם

3 - (shalosh) שָׁלֹשׁ

4 - (arba) אַרְבַּע

5 - (chamesh) חָמֵשׁ

6 - (shesh) שֵׁשׁ

7 - (sheva') שֶׁבַע

8 - (shmone) שְׁמוֹנֶה

9 - (tesha') תֵּשַׁע

10 - ('eser) עֶשֶׂר

11 - (achat-'esre) אֲחַת-עֶשְׂרֵה

12 - (shteyim-'esre) שְׁתֵּים-עֶשְׂרֵה

13 - (shlosh-'esre) שְׁלֹשׁ-עֶשְׂרֵה

14 - (arba'-'esre) אַרְבַּע-עֶשְׂרֵה

15 - (chamesh-'esre) חֲמֵשׁ-עֶשְׂרֵה

16 - (shesh-'esre) שֵׁש-עֶשְׂרֵה

17 - (shva'-'esre) שְׁבַע-עֶשְׂרֵה

18 - (shmone-'esre) שְמוֹנֶה-עֶשְׂרֵה

19 - (tesha'-'esre) תְּשַׁע-עֶשְׂרֵה

General

0 - (efes) אֶפֶס

20 - ‬('esrim) עֶשְׂרִים

30 - ‬(shloshim) שְׁלֹשִׁים

40 - ‬(arba'im) אַרְבָּעִים

50 - ‬(chamishim) חֲמִשִּׁים

60 - ‬(shishim) שִׁשִּׁים

70 - ‬(shiv'im) שִׁבְעִים

80 - ‬(shmonim) שְׁמוֹנִים

90 - (tish'im) תִּשְׁעִים

100 - ‬(me'a) מֵאָה

200 - ‬(matayim) מָאתַיִם

300 - ‬(shlosh meot) שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת

400 - ‬(arba' meot) אַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת

500 - ‬(chamesh meot) חֲמֵשׁ מֵאוֹת

600 - ‬(shesh meot) שֵׁשׁ מֵאוֹת

700 - ‬(shva meot) שְׁבַע מֵאוֹת

800 - ‬(shmone meot) שְׁמוֹנֶה מֵאוֹת

900 - ‬(tsha' meot) תְּשַׁע מֵאוֹת

1000 - ‬(elef) אֶלֶף

2000 - ‬(alpaim) אַלְפַּיִם

5000 - ‬(chameshet alafim) חֲמֵשֶׁת אֲלָפִים

10 000 - ‬(aseret alafim) עֲשֶׂרֶת אֲלָפִים

100 000 - ‬(mea elef) מֵאָה אֶלֶף

1 000 000 - ‬(miliyon) מיליון

1 000 000 000 - (miliard) מיליארד

Important word you should know before you start counting into infinity:

And - ve - וְ

It's adjacent to the next word, for example "and friends" in Hebrew will be "ve haverim - וְחָבֵרִים"

Now let's go over some examples:

25 - Esrim ve chamesh - עֶשְׂרִים וְחָמֵשׁ

The literal meaning is "Twenty and Five".

153 - Mea chamishim ve shalosh - מֵאָה חֲמִשִּׁים וְשָׁלֹשׁ

Literal meaning - "One Hundred Fifty and Three".

150 - Mea chamishim - מֵאָה חֲמִשִּׁים

The "ve" always come before the last digit, unless it's a 0, like the last example.

OK, let's dive:

1 425 349 153

Afraid? let's do it part by part:

1 000 000 000 - miliard מיליארד

425 000 000 - arba meot, esrim ve chamesh milion - אַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת עֶשְׂרִים וְחָמֵשׁ מיליון

349 000 - shlosh meot, arba'im ve tesha elef - שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת אַרְבָּעִים וְתֵּשַׁע אֶלֶף

153 - Mea chamishim ve shalosh - מֵאָה חֲמִשִּׁים וְשָׁלֹשׁ

now all together:

1 425 349 153

Miliard, arba meot, esrim ve chamesh milion, shlosh meot, arba'im ve tesha elef, Mea chamishim ve shalosh

מיליארד אַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת עֶשְׂרִים וְחָמֵשׁ מיליון שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת אַרְבָּעִים וְתֵּשַׁע אֶלֶף מֵאָה חֲמִשִּׁים וְשָׁלֹשׁ

And that's it :)

You know all you need to count in Hebrew as far as 999,999,999,999!!!

What do you think? Are you ready to do it yourself? Here is an example for you:

873 051 965

Comment the number in Hebrew words at the comments section below ↓↓↓

No worries if you get it wrong, it takes time, we will reply with a fix and a new example to help you get it right :)

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