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Learning Hebrew Through Songs 2 Posted by on Sep 16, 2016

When it’s hot outside, the best way to cool off is to go to the sea. If you are too busy to go to the beach, or if you are living too far from sea, the best way to cool off is with a strong air conditioner and a good summer hit. Ha`Shalom Road…

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Learning Hebrew Through Songs Posted by on Sep 3, 2016

“On the Way Home” (בדרך הביתה) is one of my favorite Israeli songs. It was written and composed in 1998 by Israel Bright (ישראל ברייט), the soloist of Ha`semahot band (השמחות). 18 years later, I’m still enjoying the relaxed vibe of the song. [The link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgWYCnuLqcM]. The lyrics: בדרך הביתה / השמחות מילים ולחן : ישראל…

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6 Must-Know Hebrew Greetings Posted by on Aug 15, 2016

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Every conversation starts with them, every conversation ends with them: greetings. They’re at the heart of every language, of every human contact. Knowing the Hebrew greetings provides you control over the interaction. הַי (means and sounds like the English “hi”) is the informal way to say hello. It’s short, it’s international and it’s very common.…

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Gorge on Ice Cream in Hebrew Posted by on Aug 1, 2016

Ice cream parlor in Tel-Aviv

My very first post on the Hebrew Transparent Blog was about ice cream. It’s been exactly one year, and we are now back again in the midst of the burning season. I can’t let a summer pass without a post about ice cream. It’s sweet, it’s creamy, it’s refreshing, it’s the best icy desert to…

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Hebrew Grammar: Consonantal Roots Posted by on Jul 19, 2016

Meir Park, Tel-Aviv

Like Arabic, Aramaic and Amharic, Hebrew also belongs to the Semitic language family. Semitic languages share similar features, such as grammatical conjugation, word order, and so on.  All of the Semitic languages exhibit a unique pattern of stems called Semitic roots. These roots are sequence of consonants, usually composed of three consonants. Two- and four-consonant…

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