Volume 31 Issue 14 20 May 2022 19 Iyyar 5782

Let’s sign

Rebecaa Gaida – Hebrew Teacher Primary

Israeli sign language שפת הסימנים הישראלית

Shalom!  שלום

This week our amazing sign language club has made a few videos for you to watch focusing on numbers. Did you know we are counting the Omer right now between Pesach and Shavuot?

Here are the numbers from 1-10, 11-20 and the days of the week. 

Using the same formula for the number 20 do you think you could figure out the sign for the numbers for 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90? 

If you can count to ten in Hebrew then there is a pattern for learning the numbers up to 100.

For 11-20 you add on an esrey to the numbers from 1-9.

For the numbers 30-90 you add on an im (makes it plural in male format) to the numbers from 1-9.

To say a number like 54 you would say ואַרְבַּע חֲמִשִּׁים chamishim ve (and) arba. Think how you might say the other numbers.

efes 1 אפס 

echat 1 אַחַת

shtayim 2 שְׁתַּיִם

shalosh 3 שָׁלוֹשׁ

arba 4 אַרְבַּע

chamesh 5 חָמֵשׁ

shesh 6 שֵׁשׁ

sheva 7 שֶׁבַע

shmoneh 8 שְׁמוֹנָה

teysha 9 תֵּשַׁע

eser 10 עֶשֶׂר

echat esrey 11 אַחַת עֶשְׂרֵה

shtem esrey12 שְׁתַּיִם עֲשָׂרָה

shlosh esrey13 שְׁלוֹשׁ עֶשְׂרֵה

arba esrey 14 אַרְבַּע עֶשְׂרֵה

chamesh esrey 15 חֲמֵשׁ עֶשְׂרֵה

shesh esrey 16 שֵׁשׁ עֶשְׂרֵה

shva esrey 17 שְׁבַע עֶשְׂרֵה

shmona esrey 18 שְׁמוֹנֶה עֶשְׂרֵה

tsha esrey 19 תְּשַׁע עֶשְׂרֵה

esrim 20 עֶשְׂרִים

shloshim 30 שְׁלוֹשִׁים 

arbaim 40 אַרְבָּעִים

chamishim 50 חֲמִשִּׁים

shishim 60 שִׁשִּׁים

shivim 70 שִׁבְעִים

shmonim 80 שְׁמוֹנִים

tishim 90 תִּשְׁעִים



Big thanks to Jesse Lasarow, Liam Gross, Arella Codorean and Dylan Fisher for today’s videos. 

Feel free to join us at Sign Language Club in B13 during recess on Wednesdays. 


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