In the previous article, we learned how to ask if something is available using the word “yesh”. let’s do a quick review here…
יש לחם? יש מיץ? יש קוקה־קולה? יש גלידה? יש סוכּר?
As we know, there is the possibility that everything on our list will be missing an item or two. So, maybe there is no bread, or ice cream available in the shop. how would I know that when the shopkeeper answers my question יש סוכּר?? This is where we have the word:
This is pronounced “ein” (almost rhymes with the word cane) אֵין מיץ. – ein mits אֵין סוכּר. – ein sukkar אֵין עוּגוֹת. – ein ugot. (cake)
This, as you may know, is translated “There isn’t any..” or “There aren’t any…”. And if that’s the case, I’ll have to go to another shop to find what I need. So let’s practice our vocabulary.
Here are the words we need: מלח, תפּוזים, שוקולד, לימון, חלות, בננות, אשכוליות
Now, take a look at the following items and answer the question based on whether or not the item is available. The first one is done for you as an example:
Example: יש מלח? – כן, יש מלח
1. יש לחם?
2. יש לימון?
3. יש חלות?
4. יש תפּוזים?
5. יש אשכוליות?
6. יש שוקולד?
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We’re going to take a look at two words in Hebrew that can prove to be very useful, especially when you’re looking for an item and you want to ask if it’s available. The first word we’ll look at is:
This is usually translated into English as “there is” and “there are”. When it’s used as a question (יש?) it means “Is there?” or “Are there?”. So let’s try it out. I have a grocery list with items such as bread, Coca-Cola, orange juice, ice cream and sugar. I’m looking for the first item on my list – לֶחֶם (bread). To ask the shopkeeper if she has לֶחֶם, it’s as simple as asking: יש לחם?. And since she does have some, she would tell me “כן, ישׁ לחם.“
I have my nephew with me (he’s visiting from Bethlehem) and he wants some ice-cream. So he’ll ask יש גְלִידָה? And yes, there is….what do you think the shopkeeper would say to him? Let’s go through the rest of the items on my list and to make it interesting, you fill in the blanks:
יש ____ ? כן, ___________
_________? כן, יש קוקה־קולה
___________? כן, ____ ________.
But there’s always the chance the item I’m looking for is not available (If I’m in a dairy, I can’t get bread, right?). So we’ll look at how to say there isn’t any with our second word in tomorrow’s article.
Netanya (Hebrew: נְתַנְיָה, lit., “gift of God”) is a city in the Northern Central District of Israel. It is located 30 km north of Tel Aviv, and 56 km south of Haifa. Netanya was named in honor of Nathan Straus, a prominent Jewish American merchant and philanthropist in the early twentieth century. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), at the end of 2009 the city had a total population of 183,200. An additional 150,000 people live in the local and regional councils within 10 kilometres (6 miles) if Netanya which serves as a regional center for them. The city mayor is Miriam Feirberg. The city is expected to reach a population of 350,000 by 2020.
The city currently has a modest but growing skyline, with several of the tallest buildings in Israel located there. The city’s growth is evident by the 2011 announcement of eight new skyscrapers to be built. In the coming years, the city’s skyline will continue to alter as dozens of skyscrapers are in the planning stages, many of them along the shore.
The city is also known for a large immigrant population (mostly from the former Soviet Union, France, and Ethiopia) along with a notably large population of immigrants from the UK, USA, and Canada.
Netanya is being planned as a major tourist hub much like Tel-Aviv. The city’s coastline will become an “Israeli Riviera”, with multiple development projects planned for the city’s shore. Among the projects planned is a residential and hotel area of 2,062 housing units and 1,100 hotel rooms to attract more residents to the city, expand hotel development, and increase the iris reserve areas, as well as the number of gardens, and green spaces.
Planning a visit?
City Center is highly recommended as they have bazaar there which is popularly known for its food, enticing aromas and colorful stalls. There’s also an authentic market where you can buy almost anything from clothes, jewelry, shoes and lots more. It opens every week in the industrial area.
Nethanya is located by the seaside, hence has 14 kilometres the most beautiful beaches you have ever visited in Israel with vacation and sports facilities available for everyone. You’ll also find many interesting sites. The Diamond Center Museum has exhibitions put up of diamonds, along with a miniature diamons mine so you can see how a mine looks. For people who love nature, the southern part of the city, has plenty of nature reserves, including the popular Irises Reserve where you can find the rare purple color Irises flowers, which blossoms in February and March.
When you visit Netanya, you’ll find a lot of hotels, coffee shops, guesthouses, restaurants, shopping centers, galleries, entertainment spots and fashion boutiques. The hotels are up to date and most of them get a great view of the Mediterranean Sea. Hotels have all the facilities available from room service, A/C, TV, Internet access, swimming pools and
more. There are different festivals and events held all year round, making this place lively and fun, and with the help of Nethanya travel guide your trip will be even more exciting.
Here’s a short introduction to Netanya in Hebrew. How much of it can you understand?
נְתַנְיָה היא עיר במחוז המרכז, בשרון, השמינית באוכלוסייתה בערי מדינת ישראל. נתניה נקראת גם “בירת השרון”, על שום היותה העיר הגדולה ביותר באזור השרון; וכן “עיר היהלומים”, בשל תעשיית היהלומים המפותחת שהתקיימה בה בעבר. העיר קרויה על שם נתן שטראוס.
נתניה שוכנת במישור החוף לחופי הים התיכון על אדמת כורכר, חוף הים מאופיין בצוקי כורכר גבוהים לאורך כל רצועת החוף של העיר.
הסיגריות פוגעות בכושר הגופני שלך Cigarettes harm your physical health
בְּכוֹשֶׁר- ability, fitness, capability גוּפָנִי- physical שלך- your
העישון גורם להזדקנות מוקדמת של עור הפנים Smoking causes premature aging of the skin
עִשּׁוּן- smoking גוֹרֵם- causes להזדקנות מוקדמת- premature aging להזדקנות- aging מוקדמת- early שֶׁל- of עוֹר- skin פְּנִים- inside, interior; inward
Let’s see how well you can understand this one. Put your translation in the comment box below.
כֹּל- all, any, every הִכְנִיס- to insert, to put in; to introduce חומרים מסרטנים- carcinogens חומרים- materials מסרטנים- carcinogenic סִרְטֵן- to cause cancer, to be carcinogenic לגופך- your body גופ- body ל- to, for ך- your
Let’s learn some new verbs and see how they are used:
to love/like – לְאֶהוֹב
I like my work – אני אוהב אה העבודה שלי.
I like my boss – אני אוהב את הבוס שלי
I like the colleagues at work – אני אוהב אה קולגות בעבודה.
to be pleased – לְהיוֹת מְרוּצֶה
I am pleased with the working hours – אני מרוצה מהשעות של העבודה.
I am pleased with the salary – אני מרוצה מהמשכורת.
But not everything can be all great and wonderful at your place of work. How would you express that? The simplest way is placing “לֹא” (lo) after “אני”:
I don’t…. – אני לא
I don’t like my work – אני לא אוהב/ת אה העבודה שלי
I don’t like my boss – אני לא אוהב/ת את הבוס שלי
I don’t like the colleagues at work – אני לא אוהב/ת אה קולגות בעבודה.
I am not pleased with the working hours – אני לא מרוצה מהשעות של העבודה.
I am not at all pleased with the salary – אני לא מרוצה מהמשכורת בכלל.
Let’s have a little exercise. Take a look at these sentences and fill in the blanks.
שרה _________ את הבוס שלה. רחל ורבקה _________ מהמשכורת שלהן. דן אוהב את _________ בעבודה. רון ודן _________ מהשעות של העבודה. אני _________ את העבודה שלי. _________ לא אוהבות את החברים בעבודה.
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