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

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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Let’s do something together Posted by on Mar 25, 2014

When you get together with a group of your friends, what kind of activities do you enjoy doing together? Last week some of my friends got together and we went לְשַׂחֵק כַּדּוּרְסַל and afterwards had פיצה וקוקא קולה at one of the guy’s house. It was a great time. So let’s find some activities to…

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Conversational Hebrew: A place to start the morning Posted by on Mar 10, 2014

Leah and Miri are sitting in a cafe in Jerusalem having breakfast. Daniel comes and asks if he can sit at the table and strikes up a conversation. דָּנִיאֵל: אֲנִי רוֹאֶה אֶתְכֶן כָּאן לְעִתִּים-קְרוֹבוֹת.אַתֶּן בָּאוֹת לְכָאן כָּל יוֹם? מִירִי: כֵּן, זֶה מָקוֹם נֶחְמָד לְהַתְחִיל בּוֹ אֶת הַבֹּקֶר. דָּנִיאֵל: גַּם אֲנִי אוֹהֵב לִקְנוֹת קָפֶה בַּדֶּרֶךְ…

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Going to the Dentist Posted by on Feb 28, 2014

Initial Vocabulary רוֹפֵא שִׁנַּיִם – dentist הרדמה – anesthetic חוֹר‏ – cavity נִיב – canine tooth צַד שְׂמוֹל – left side לְמַעלָה – upper jaw סְתִימָה‏ – filling זְרִיקָה – injection מַקדֵחָה – drill (noun) The other day I had an appointment with the רוֹפֵא שִׁנַּיִם. As I’m sitting in the chair and my mouth…

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Verbs in Action: The Seven Binyanim Posted by on Jan 27, 2014

Hebrew vocabulary is quite flexible when you think about it. This is because Hebrew words are based on roots consisting of 3 consonants; you may find some with 2 or 4 consonants, but you won’t find them very often. From these roots you can modify them by changing the vowels, or adding certain prefixes, suffixes…

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A Look at Grammar: The Direct Object Posted by on Jan 22, 2014

In this article, we’re going to look at a part of Hebrew grammar that beginning students often want to know. There’s a particle in Hebrew (אֵת) that isn’t translated into English. This particle indicates that a ‘direct object’ is ahead in that sentence. A direct object answers the ‘what’ or ‘whom’ in a sentence (for…

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Building Your Vocabulary – Using the Phone Posted by on Jan 8, 2014

It seems like we live in a phone-addicted society. You can find them in almost every home, every office and with the mobility factor going on today – in every pocket or purse. Phones are everywhere, so it seems like a good idea to learn some vocabulary about phones and using them. To begin…

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