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Birds Hebrew Vocabulary Posted by on Feb 28, 2022

Located in the crossroads between three continents, Israel is on one of the world’s busiest migration flyways. Twice a year, 500 million birds fly over Israel. They leave Europe in the autumn on their way to Africa, making the long journey back in the spring. With hundreds of species passing through a small area, Israel became…

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Hebrew Family Vocabulary: Part 3 Posted by on Dec 27, 2021

Welcome to our third part of the Hebrew Family Vocabulary. In part one we’ve learned all the words for parents. In part two we’ve discussed all the grammar related to the words for siblings. Today we will learn the Hebrew words for grandparents. The Hebrew word for grandfather is סַבָּא, pronounced as sa-ba. The Hebrew word…

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Hebrew Winter Vocabulary Posted by on Dec 14, 2021

December arrived and winter (חֹורֶף, pronounced as ho-ref) is almost here. The first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere is marked by the winter solstice, which occurs this year on Tuesday, December 21. Israel enjoys quite a nice weather during the winter. Temperatures mostly stay above freezing; snow usually falls only on the Hermon Mount…

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Hebrew Verbs for Dressing Posted by on Nov 23, 2021

The Hebrew language becomes very specific when it comes to dressing up. It has several verbs for all the clothing items that cover our body. These verbs are not antonyms, because each refers to specific clothing items. It’s a long list, let’s start from head to toe: לַחְבֹּושׁ (pronounced as lach-bosh) refers to head covering…

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The Hebrew Verb to Drink Posted by on Oct 25, 2021

Autumn has come in Israel, and the weather is pretty nice. No more hot humid summer days. As temperatures gradually decrease it is still very important to drink enough water. The Hebrew infinitive of the verb to drink is לׅשְׁתּוֺת (pronounced as lish-tot). For example: לׅשְׁתּוֺת מַיִם זֶה חָשׁוּב. Drinking water is important. אַתָּה רוֺצֶה…

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Hebrew Words That Don’t Have a Direct Translation in English: Part 2 Posted by on Sep 27, 2021

In part 1 of this post we discussed three daily words in Hebrew with no direct translation in English. Today we’ll add one more word for the list: חֲבָל. The Hebrew word חֲבָל (pronounced as ha-val) is a useful word to express a variety of emotions. It’s a short word that utters sorrow, disappointment, pity…

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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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