Hebrew numbers

How to count in Hebrew (עברית), a Semitic language spoken mainly in Israel. Hebrew letters are used to a limited extent to represent numbers, mainly on calendars. For other uses Western (Arabic) numerals (1, 2, 3, etc) are used.

Cardinal and ordinal numbers must agree in gender with the noun they are describing. If there is no noun (e.g. telephone numbers), the feminine form is used.

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Numeral Ordinal numbers Cardinal numbers Hebrew letter
נקבה
(Feminine)
זכר
(Masculine)
נקבה
(Feminine)
זכר
(Masculine)
0 - (efes) אֶפֶס -
1 (rishona) רִאשׁוֹנָה‏ (rishon) רִאשׁוֹן‏ (achat) אַחַת (echad) אֶחַד א
2 (shniya) שְׁנִיָה‏ (sheni) שֵׁנִי‏ (shtayim) שְׁתַּיִם (shnayim) שְׁנַיִם ב
3 (shlishit) שְׁלִישִׁית‏ (shlishi) שְׁלִישִׁי‏ (shalosh) שָׁלוֹשׁ (shlosha) שְׁלוֹשָׁה ג
4 (revi'it) רְבִיעִית‏ (revi'i) רְבִיעִי‏ (arba') אַרְבַּע (arba'a) אַרְבָּעָה ד
5 (hamishit) חֲמִישִׁית‏ (hamishi) חֲמִישִׁי‏ (hamesh) חָמֵשׁ (hamisha) חֲמִשָׁה ה
6 (shishit) שִׁשִּׁית‏ (shishi) שִׁשִּׁי‏ (shesh) שֵׁשׁ (shisha) שִׁשָּׁה ו
7 (shvi'it) שְׁבִיעִית‏ (shvi'i) שְׁבִיעִי‏ (sheva') שֶׁבַע (shiv'a) שִׁבְעַה ז
8 (shminit) שְׁמִינִית‏ (shmini) שְׁמִינִי‏ (shmone) שְׁמוֹנֶה (shmona) שְׁמוֹנָה ח
9 (tshi'it) תְּשִׁיעִית‏ (tshi'i) תְּשִׁיעִי‏ (tesha') תֵּשַׁע (tish'a) תִּשְׁעָה ט
10 ('asirit) עֲשִׂירִית‏ ('asiri) עֲשִׂירִי‏ ('eser) עֶשֶׂר ('assara) עֲשָׂרָה י

For ordinal numbers greater than ten the cardinal is used.

Numeral Cardinal numbers Hebrew letter
(Feminine) נקבה (Masculine) זכר
11 (achat-'esre) אֲחַת-עֶשְׂרֵה (achat-'asar) אֲחַד-עָשָׂר יא
12 (shtayim-'esre) שְׁתֵּים-עֶשְׂרֵה (shnayim-'asar) שְׁנֵים-עָשָׂר יב
13 (shlosh-'esre) שְׁלוֹשָ-עֶשְׂרֵה (shlosh-'asar) שְׁלוֹשָה-עָשָׂר יג
14 (arba-'esre) אַרְבַּע-עֶשְׂרֵה (arba-'asar) אַרְבָּעָה-עָשָׂר יד
15 (hamesh-'esre) חֲמֵשׁ-עֶשְׂרֵה (hasmisha-'asar) חֲמִישָׁה-עָשָׂר טו
16 (shesh-'esre) שֵׁש-עֶשְׂרֵה (shisha-'asar) שִׁישָה-עָשָׂר טז
17 (shva-'esre) שְׁבַע-עֶשְׂרֵה (shiv'a-'asar) שִׁבְעָה-עָשָׂר יז
18 (shmone-'esre) שְמוֹנֶה-עֶשְׂרֵה (shmona-'asar) שְׁמוֹנָה-עָשָׂר יח
19 (tesha-'esre) תְּשַׁע-עֶשְׂרֵה (tish'a-'asar) תִּשְׁעָה-עָשָׂר יט

Numbers from 20 have no gender.

Numeral Numbers Hebrew letter
20 ('esrim) עֶשְׂרִים כ
21 ('esrim ve achat) עֶשְׂרִים וּאַחַת כא
22 ('esrim ve shtayim) עֶשְׂרִים וּשְׁתַּיִם כב
23 ('esrim ve shalosh) עֶשְׂרִים וּשָׁלוֹשׁ כג
24 ('esrim ve arba') עֶשְׂרִים וּאַרְבַּע כד
25 ('esrim ve hamesh) עֶשְׂרִים וּחָמֵשׁ כה
26 ('esrim ve shesh) עֶשְׂרִים וּשֵׁשׁ כו
27 ('esrim ve sheva') עֶשְׂרִים וּשֶׁבַע כז
28 ('esrim ve shmone) עֶשְׂרִים וּשְׁמוֹנֶה כח
29 ('esrim ve tesha') עֶשְׂרִים וּתֵּשַׁע כט
30 (shloshim) שְׁלוֹשִׁים ל
40 (arba'im) אַרְבָּעִים מ
50 (hamishim) חֲמִשִּׁים נ
60 (shishim) שִׁשִּׁים ס
70 (shiv'im) שִׁבְעִים ע
80 (shmonim) שְׁמוֹנִים פ
90 (tish'im) תִּשְׁעִים צ
100 (mea) מֵאָה ק
200 (matayim) מָאתַיִם ר
300 (shlosh meot) שְׁלוֹשׁ מֵאוֹת ש
400 (arba' meot) אַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת ת
500 (hamesh meot) חֲמֵשׁ מֵאוֹת ת״ק
600 (shesh meot) שֵׁשׁ מֵאוֹת ת״ר
700 (shva meot) שְׁבַע מֵאוֹת ת״ש
800 (shmone meot) שְׁמוֹנֶה מֵאוֹת ת״ת
900 (tsha' meot) תְּשַׁע מֵאוֹת תת״ק
1,000 (elef) אֶלֶף א׳
1,000,000 (miliyon) מליון א׳א׳

Information compiled partly by Michelle Abramowitz. Corrections by Aaron Morgan

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Links

Information about Hebrew numbers and numerals
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_numerals
http://www.i18nguy.com/unicode/hebrew-numbers.html
http://www.ulpan.net/hebrew-numbers

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