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Learn the Hebrew Alphabet - Lesson 8
Tsade & Quph

By Jeff A. Benner


צ The "tsade" is pronounced "ts" as in pots.

ץ The final "tsade" is the form used when the letter appears at the end of a word and is also pronounced "ts".

ק The "quph" is pronounced "q" as in quiet.


אֲ The Hhataph Patach. This is a combination of the Sheva and the Patahh. The vowel works the same as the "sheva" with a pronunciation of "a" as in father.

  1. The first word in Genesis 1:14 below is vay-yo-mer, the dagesh present in the letter yud doubles it.

  2. The first word in the second line of Gensis 1:14 is leh-hav-diyl. The dagesh inside the dalet is common but it is not doubled and has no impact on how the letter is pronounced.

צִ צֹ צָ צֶ קִ קֹ קָ קֶ קֲ קֵ .1 Audio
אֹץ קֵץ צַק צִק קֹץ רַק רֶץ .2 Audio
צִץ צֶא צֹה קַא קָה קֹץ הֹץ .3 Audio

Exist (Masc. Verb) הָיָה .1 Audio
Land (Fem. Noun) אֶרֶץ .2 Audio

Genesis 1:14
Vocabulary words learned in the lessons are highlighted in blue and the prefixes in red.

וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים יְהִי מְאֹרֹת בִּרְקִיעַ הַשָּׁמַיִם לְהַבְדִּיל בֵּין הַיּוֹם וּבֵין הַלָּיְלָה וְהָיוּ לְאֹתֹת וּלְמוֹעֲדִים וּלְיָמִים וְשָׁנִים

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