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how to say “unit” in Hebrew

יְחִידָה The English word unit is related to the word one – more recognizably, to the Spanish (and Italian) word for one, uno. Likewise, Hebrew’s word for unit – יחידה – is related to its word for one, אחד. For example: היא התגייסה ליחידה קרבית. She was drafted to a combat unit. יחידה refers to a unit of any kind – […]

By Ami Steinberger | March 26, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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By Ami Steinberger | March 26, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “draft” in Hebrew

גִּיּוּס This post is not about a draft of a written piece – that’s a טיוטה. Nor is it about a draft coming in from the window – that’s בריזה (breeze). Rather, this post is about a word that is on the lips of every Israeli teen – גיוס, draft to the military, conscription. For example: מתי […]

By Ami Steinberger | March 25, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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By Ami Steinberger | March 25, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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By Ami Steinberger | March 24, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “must see” in Hebrew

חוֹבָה לִרְאוֹת I’m excited for Season 3 of Fauda, coming out sometime in 2019. The first two seasons are must-sees. How would you say this in Hebrew? Let’s look at how the idea of obligation shows up in Hebrew. You need in Hebrew is אתה צריך to a male, את צריכה to a female. For […]

By Ami Steinberger | March 24, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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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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- 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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