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Israel Population at Nearly 9.5 Million Posted by on Jan 10, 2022

One day before 2021 ended and 2022 began, the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics (הַלִּשְׁכָּה הַמֶּרְכָּזִית לִסְטָטִיסְטִיקָה) published, as usual, the updated data of Israel’s population. The Hebrew name of the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics is הַלִּשְׁכָּה הַמֶּרְכָּזִית לִסְטָטִיסְטִיקָה. The Hebrew noun for bureau is לׅשְׁכָּה (pronounced as lish-ka). לׅשְׁכָּה bears two meanings: one…

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Four Must-Know Hebrew Cooking Verbs Posted by on Sep 13, 2021

Tishrei, the first month in the Hebrew calendar is always busy. It is full of festivals. Four holidays are observed in less than one month: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah. The Jewish New Year begins with Rosh Hashanah Seder – a big family dinner; Yom Kippur is actually a fast day, but…

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Hebrew language Quiz 2021 Posted by on Aug 23, 2021

Learning a second language, any language, is a journey. A journey of ups and downs, a journey in which you sometimes sprint and sometimes stand still. And although it sometimes feels like the destination is far, know that every step brings you forward. Today we will take a little break to summarize up what we…

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About the Hebrew Word for Sock Posted by on Jul 26, 2021

Last month the Academy of the Hebrew Language – an institution with legislated authority to study, guard, and guide the development of the Hebrew language – announced: לְאַחַר שָׁנִים שֶׁל הִתְלַבְּטוּת הֶחְלִיטָה הָאָקָדֶמְיָה לְאַשֵּׁר אֶת הַשִּׁמּוּשׁ בַּמִּלָּה גֶּרֶב בְּמׅין נְקֵבָה לְצַד מׅין זָכָר. After years of deliberation, the Academy decided to approve the use of the word…

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Hebrew Words for Entry and Exit Posted by on Mar 22, 2021

The Hebrew words for entrance and exit are both feminine. They both end with the feminine suffix – the letter ה: When talking about a specific entry or exit, we use the singular feminine demonstrative pronoun זוֹ (pronounced as zo), or זוֹהִי (pronounced as zo-i). For example: לַבִּנְיָן שְׁתֵי כְּנׅיסוֺת, זוֹהִי הַכְּנִיסָה הָרָאשִׁית. The building…

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3 Hebrew Mistakes that Even Native Speakers Make: Part 2 Posted by on Dec 8, 2020

Hebrew is an old language with a long history and lots of rules and exceptions. In Hebrew, for example, every word has a gender. Adjectives are conjugated according to this gender, in addition to conjugation according to the noun in its singular or plural form. Verbs are conjugated according to the pronoun, gender, tense, passive…

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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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