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how to say “public transportation” in Hebrew

תַּחְבּוּרָה צִבּוּרִית Here’s a completely modern expression with ancient roots. The root ח.ב.ר, appearing already in the stories of Abraham, means connection. Modern Hebrew took the root, plugged it into a common structure and came up with תחבורה – transportation, or a system of connecting point A and point B. ציבורי means public, deriving from the root צ.ב.ר […]

By Ami Steinberger | February 17, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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conversation: how to say “public transportation” in Hebrew

- איך התחבורה הציבורית בעיר שלכם? - לא משהו. אבל ממילא אף אחד לא משתמש בה, לכולם יש רכבים. איך אצלכם? - How's the public transportation in your city? - Not great. But anyway, no one uses it, everyone has cars. How is it where you live? Conversation based on this Dose of Hebrew
By Ami Steinberger | February 17, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Weekly YDDH Review

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 | February 15, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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a special Hebrew word for “to assign” in Hebrew

לְשַׁבֵּץ Think about a checkerboard: it’s got black and white alternating little square boxes, all together creating a much larger checkered square: A spreadsheet also has little boxes that together make up a larger shape. Each of these little boxes – on a checkerboard and on a spreadsheet – is called a משבצת. In English […]

By Ami Steinberger | February 14, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “plaid shirt” in Hebrew

חֻלְצָה מְשֻׁבֶּצֶת Like יותר – more, we teach the word for shirt – חולצה – in the first few lessons of our program. For example: איזו חולצה יפה! What a nice shirt! A plaid shirt is חולצה משובצת: פעם חולצה משובצת הייתה באופנה, אבל היום פחות. A plaid shirt used to be in style, but today it’s less […]

By Ami Steinberger | February 13, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “less” in Hebrew

פָּחוֹת The word for more – יותר – is among the first 50 words we teach in our program, partly because it appears in the super-useful expression יותר מדי – too much, as in: זה יותר מדי כסף! It’s too much money! The word for less – פחות – is less common – פחות נפוצה, but still important […]

By Ami Steinberger | February 12, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “lately” in Hebrew

בַּזְּמַן הָאַחֲרוֹן You may know the word לאחרונה – recently – from our Level 4 course. Another related expression you’re very likely to hear in Israel is the equivalent of lately – בזמן האחרון – literally, in the last time. For example: קובי, איפה אתה מתחבא בזמן האחרון? Kobi, where have you been hiding lately?

By Ami Steinberger | February 11, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “to hide” in Hebrew

לְהִתְחַבֵּא, לְהִסְתַּתֵּר The more mystical word for to hide in Hebrew is להסתתר. This is a התפעל verb from the root ס.ת.ר meaning concealment. But the more common word is להתחבא, also a התפעל verb, but of the root ח.ב.ה. For example: היא אוהבת להתחבא מתחת לשולחן כשמגיעים אורחים. She likes to hide under the table when guests […]

By Ami Steinberger | February 10, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Weekly YDDH Review

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 | February 8, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “wings” in Hebrew

כְּנָפַיִם The Hebrew word for wing is כנף – a pair of them is כנפיים. And like many other body parts that come in pairs, human or otherwise, the word is feminine: יש לציפור הזאת כנפיים רחבות מאוד! This bird has very wide wings! You may know the word from the biblical expression כנפי נשרים – wings […]

By Ami Steinberger | February 7, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “eagle” in Hebrew

נֶשֶׁר If you’ve traveled from the Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem, you may know this word from the shuttle service bearing it: נשר – literally, eagle (technically vulture, but Israelis use נשר for both). For example: הסמל הרשמי של ארצות הברית כולל את הנשר. The official symbol of the United States includes the eagle.

By Ami Steinberger | February 6, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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