Yiddish Letters

Let's now learn the Yiddish letters. Knowing these characters will allow you to read and write commonly used expressions and words with ease.

א[a] example act
ב[b] example bat
ג[g] example gold
ד[d] example day
ה[h] example hat
ו[v] example vest
ז[z] example Zulu
ח[h] example Hans
ט[t] example town
י[y] example year
ך[k] example neck
כ[k] example kit
ל[l] example light
ם[m] example home
מ[m] example moon
ן[n] example man
נ[n] example nice
ס[s] example sweet
ע[‘a] none
ף[p] example loop
פ[p] example pony
ץ[ts] example cats
צ[ts] example cats
ק[qu] example queen
ר[r] example room
ש[sh] example show
ת[t] example team
ב[b] example bank
כ[k] example king
פּ[p] example park
תּ[t] example time
וּ[u] example Uzbakistan
ו[v] example vast
אֽ[a] example Alabama
אֿ[a] example answer
שׁ[sh] example shine
שׂ[s] example small
וֹ[o] example old

The above letters in Yiddish should allow you to read and write the following pages with much ease: popular phrases in Yiddish, Yiddish homepage, or Yiddish Grammar. Yiddish quiz and flashcard can also be found on our homepage.