The letter (Tsadi) is special, because although its sound technically exists in English, unlike in Hebrew, it's never at the beginning of English words but in the middle or at the end. has the sound of TS put together, like in the following English words: it's, cats, lots, rats, and matzah. Ok, that last one is actually Hebrew. Rats!

Speaking of rats, we'll imagine a bunch of rats to remind ourselves of how to pronounce ! If you have trouble pronouncing this letter at the beginning of words, just start off by saying "rats" to get that TS sound, and then finish off the rest of the word. With some practice you won't even need to anymore.

Now let's try some reading practice again.

(tsel) - Means shadow

(beitsah) - Means egg!

(tsom) - Means a fast in the sense of not eating for a long time.

(matzah) - The famously dry, crunchy cracker-like bread that Jews eat each year for eight days!

(pesach) - Passover, the holiday where Jews eat matzah!

(kee say) - Means chair.

(na-vii) - Means prophet, as in Eliyahu hanavi, Elijah the prophet.

(chut) - Speaking of fabric, it means thread.

(mah) - Means what?

(gaga) — The sound that babies make, and also the name of a fun Israeli sport.

(lah) - Means her as in "her car," or to her.

(lecha) - to you (to a guy)

(yaFEH) - Means handsome, referring to a boy or man.

(yaFAH) - Means beautiful, referring to a girl or woman.

Now let's look at the other version of the same letter...