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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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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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Hebrew Family Vocabulary: Part 2 Posted by on Apr 28, 2021

In Part 1 we’ve learned all the words for parents. Today we will learn the words for siblings. The Hebrew word for brother, either younger or older, is אָח, pronounced as ach. The Hebrew word for sister, either younger or older, is אָחוֹת, pronounced as a-chot. For example: יֵשׁ לׅי אָח אֶחָד. I have one…

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Hebrew Adjectives Posted by on Apr 12, 2021

An abundance of adjectives enriches our tongue, and expands our expression skills. Here are 8 pairs of basic Hebrew antonyms, 16 adjectives in total, to describe objects and people.   עַל הַמְּחַנֵּךְ לְלַמֵּד אֶת הַיְּלָדִים לְהַבְחִין בֵּין טוֹב לְרַע. The educator must teach the children to distinguish between right and wrong. הִיא יַלְדָּה טוֹבָה. She’s…

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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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