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חֹמֶר לְשִׁנּוּן Review Material You spent time on your Hebrew this week. Use these review materials to make it yours to keep.      To take full advantage of the review material, click on “Choose a study mode” in the bottom right corner of the box above. שבת שלום, וסוף שבוע נעים! Shabbat Shalom, […]

By Ami Steinberger | March 22, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “insane!” in Hebrew

מְטֹרָף If you know a bit of Yiddish, you may know the word meshugena – a crazy person. The original Hebrew form of this is משוגע. But Hebrew has another word for insane – מטורף. And like in English, מטורף doesn’t have to speak only of a person with a fragile mental state – it can also […]

By Ami Steinberger | March 21, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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conversation: how to say “insane!” in Hebrew

- בעונה הזאת בגליל יש נופים מטורפים. - מה את אומרת שניסע? - מתי? - עכשיו. - עכשיו…? בעצם, למה לא? נהיה ספונטניים. - In this season in the Galilee there are insane views. - What do you say that we go? - When? - Now. - Now...? Actually, why not? Let's be spontaneous. Conversation [...]
By Ami Steinberger | March 21, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “to scroll” in Hebrew

לִגְלוֹל The Hebrew root ג.ו.ל is about roundness. We see it in the word for marbles – גולות. ג.ו.ל sometimes appears as another root – ג.ל.ל, as in the simple verb to scroll – לגלול: צריך לגלול עד סוף הדף. You need to scroll to the end of the page. ג.ל.ל is also the root of the […]

By Ami Steinberger | March 20, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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conversation: how to say “to scroll” in Hebrew

- אני לא רואה איפה צריך למלא את הפרטים שלי. - צריך לגלול עד סוף הדף. יש שם טופס. - אה, עכשיו מצאתי. תודה. - I don't see where to fill out my details. - You need to scroll to the end of the page. There's a form there. - Ah, now I found it. [...]
By Ami Steinberger | March 20, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “page of Talmud” in Hebrew

דַּף גְּמָרָא Talmud, the collection of Jewish legal wisdom and folklore, is a Hebrew word – תלמוד, deriving from the root ל.מ.ד meaning study. But there’s another word for Talmud which comes from Aramaic – גמרא. And a page or folio of גמרא is דף גמרא, as in: עשינו לילה לבן על דף גמרא אחד. We did a […]

By Ami Steinberger | March 19, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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conversation: how to say “page of Talmud” in Hebrew

- איך היה ליל שבת עם רוני ומירי? - היה נהדר. אני ורוני עשינו לילה לבן על דף גמרא אחד. - דף גמרא אחד לוקח לילה שלם ללמוד? - לוקח יותר. למדנו רק חצי ממנו. - How was Friday night with Ronny and Miri? - It was great. Ronny and I did a white night [...]
By Ami Steinberger | March 19, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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conversation: how to say “white night” in Hebrew

- יש לילה לבן בעיר - יהיו הרבה מסיבות. - את מתכננת להיות? - אני אגיע לחלק מהאירועים. אבל אני לא מתכוונת להישאר כל הלילה. - There's a white night in the city - there will be lots of parties. - Are you planning on going? - I'll show up to some of the events. [...]
By Ami Steinberger | March 18, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “white night” in Hebrew

לַיְלָה לָבָן I didn’t know what a white night was until I came to live in Israel, where there’s an annual all-night event in Tel Aviv, the White City. A white night refers to a sleepless night or a night that is never fully dark such as those in summer in high latitudes.  In Hebrew, this is לילה לבן, […]

By Ami Steinberger | March 18, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “birthday party” in Hebrew

מְסִבַּת יוֹם הֻלֶּדֶת While there is a Hebrew song that’s a literal translation of Happy Birthday to You – יום הולדת שמח, the song that most Israelis sing at birthday parties is:  היום יום הולדת Today is the Birthday of…  A birthday party is מסיבת יום הולדת, as in: עשו לה מסיבת יום הולדת בנמל תל אביב. […]

By Ami Steinberger | March 17, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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