Hebrew Transliteration Chart

transliterate
verb write or print (a letter or word) using the closest corresponding letters of a different alphabet or language.
—DERIVATIVES transliteration noun transliterator noun
(Concise Oxford English Dictionary)

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Consonants

Letter Name Transliteration
א aleph ʾ
ב
בּ
bēt
b
ג
גּ
gimel
g
ד
דּ
dalet
d
ה hēh h
ו vav
(waw)
w (or v)
ז zayin z
ח ḥēt ḥ (hard h)
ט tēt ṭ (hard t)
י yōd y
כ
כּ
ך
(final)
kaph
k
ל lamed l
מ
ם
mēm m
נ
ן
nūn n
ס samek s
ע ayin ʿ
פ
פּ
p
צ
ץ
(final)
tsadē ṣ (hard s)
ק qōph q
ר rēsh r
שׂ sīn ś
שׁ shīn š
ת
תּ
tav
t

Vowels

Long

Vowel Name Transliteration
ֽבָּ Qamets[1] ā
בֵּ Tsere ē
בֹּ Ηοlem ō

Short

Vowel Name Transliteration
בַּ Pathach a
בֶּ Seghol e
בִּ Ηireq i
בָּ Qamets Hatuf o
בֻּ Qibbuts u

Reduced

Vowel Name Transliteration
בֲּ Hateph Pathach ă
בֱּ Hateph Seghol ĕ
בֳּ Hateph Qamets ŏ

Vowel Letters

Vowel Name Transliteration
בָּה Qamets He â
בֵּי Tsere Yod ê
בֶּי Seghol Yod ê
בִּי Hireq Yod î
בּוֹ Holem Waw ô
בּוּ Shureq û

Miscellaneous

 

Mark Name Transliteration
לְ Shewa (vocal) e
שּׁ
זּ
Dhagesh Forte šš
zz

Note: Dhagesh Forte doubles the consonant in which it appears. The guttural consonants (ח ,ה ,ע ,א) and ר cannot take a Dhagesh Forte.

Examples


Footnotes:
[1]. The vertical bar (called a “meteg”) doesn’t always appear with a Qamets. I have only included it here to make it clear from the tables that it is really distinct from Qamets Hatuf.