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Hebrew Verbs for Eating and Drinking Posted by on Nov 23, 2020

Food and drinks are essential, and verbs for eating and drinking are very common in daily spoken Hebrew. Sentences for example with the infinitive forms: לִשְׁתֺּת מַיׅם זֶה חָשׁוּב. Drinking water is important. לִלְגֺּם קְצָת אַלְכּוֹהוֹל לִפְנֵי אֲרוּחַת הַצָּהֳרַיִם זֶה לֺא כָּל כָּךְ נוֹרָא. Sipping a little alcohol before lunch is not so bad. גַּם…

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Hebrew Vehicles Vocabulary: Part 1 Posted by on Nov 9, 2020

There are three Hebrew words for vehicle: רֶכֶב, כְּלִי רֶכֶב, כְּלִי תַּחְבּוּרָה. רֶכֶב is the most common among them. Although it means vehicle, in spoken language it usually refers to a car. For example: אֵיפֹה הֶחֱנֵיתָ אֶת הָרֶכֶב? Where did you park the vehicle? קָנׅינוּ לָהּ רֶכֶב חָדָשׁ. We bought her a new vehicle. When…

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The Israeli Black Flag Movement 2020 Posted by on Oct 21, 2020

Several weeks ago, before Israel entered its second lockdown, I travelled to the south, and drove back home on a Saturday evening. Departing from the small village where I’ve spend my weekend, I saw two people standing along the road waving black flags. Two more were standing at the next stop. This vision repeated itself…

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Coronavirus in Israel: Part 2 Posted by on Oct 5, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic has reached Israel on February 2020, as we covered in Coronavirus in Israel: Part 1. The first case in the country was confirmed on 21 February. Authorities reacted quickly. A national state of emergency (מַצַּב חֵרוּם) was declared, social distancing was enforced, gatherings were restricted to only two people, restrictions (הַגְבָּלוֺת) on movement…

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Hebrew Plural Nouns Posted by on Sep 21, 2020

Hebrew nouns can be either singular or plural in number. They are made plural by adding a one-syllable suffix to the end of the singular noun. There are two different plural suffixes, one for each grammatical gender. All Hebrew nouns are either masculine or feminine. The noun gender affects most of the words in the…

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Learning Hebrew Through Songs 3 Posted by on Sep 8, 2020

Songs are a great tool for learning language. You can practice vocabulary and syntax while humming fine tunes. We already enjoyed quite a few Hebrew songs in our blog – check out the related posts’ list on the bottom. Today I want to introduce you a famous children song. The popular Hebrew nursery song called…

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Hebrew Language Quiz Posted by on Aug 17, 2020

Hi everyone, my name is Ayana. Some of you already know me. I’m writing the Transparent Hebrew Language Blog for five years now. On August 2015, I posted my first post, and have been accompanying your Hebrew studies since then, with monthly tips and stories. To celebrate this fifth anniversary, and to summarize up a…

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