Hebrew: Basic Vocabulary (700 Most Frequent Words)

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The exercise contains words that occur 50 times or more in the Old Testament. Mastering this vocabulary will give you an ability for basic reading of the Old Testament in the Hebrew language.


Word Meaning
וְ and
הַ definite article
לְ to
בְּ in
הוּא he
אֵת accusative
אֲנִי I
אַתָּה you (m. sg.)
מִן from, out of
הֵם they
יְהוָה Lord
עַל upon, above; against
אֶל towards
אֲשֶׁר that, which
כֹּל each
אמר to say
לֹא not
בֵּן son
כִּי for, that, when
הִיא she
היה to be, become
אַתֶּם you (m. pl.)
עשׂה to make, do
אֱלֹהִים God
בוא bring; let come
מֶלֶךְ king
יִשְׂרָאֵל Israel
אֶרֶץ earth
יוֹם day
אִישׁ man; somebody; human being; each one
פָּנֶה face
בַּיִת house; family; interior
נתן to give
עַם people; relative; kinship
אֲנַחְנוּ we
יָד hand, side, place, power, monument