The dreidel has four sides with different symbols written in Hebrew. They all have different meanings. We explain them below.
Shin stands for ‘shtel’ which means put in.
In Israel, shin is often replaced by pe, which also has the same meaning.
Gimel stands for ‘gantz’ which translates as everything.
Hey stands for ‘halb’ which also translates as half.
Sometimes hey is also written as hei.
Nun stands for ‘nisht’ which translates as nothing.