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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 | January 18, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “sweetener” in Hebrew

מַמְתִּיק If you’ve got some basic Hebrew under your belt, you probably know the word מתוק meaning sweet. For example: איזה ילד מתוק! What a sweet boy! Perhaps you know the feminine version as well, from: שנה טובה ומתוקה. Have a good, sweet year. Taking the root of מתוק, which is מ.ת.ק, and plugging it into […]

By Ami Steinberger | January 17, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “to put” in Hebrew

לָשִׂים This is one of those basic words that I’ll use to show you an interesting Hebrew tidbit. לשים means to put or to place, as in: דוד, שמתי לך תנור חימום בחדר כדי שלא יהיה לך קר. David, I put a space heater in your room so you won’t be cold. לשים is a simple verb […]

By Ami Steinberger | January 16, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “space heater” in Hebrew

תַּנּוּר חִמּוּם Lots of apartments in Israel don’t have central heating. Instead, people warm up with a space heater – תנור חימום. This expression means literally heating oven, where תנור means oven and חימום means heating. חימום is a noun form of the פיעל verb לחמם – to heat. For example: איפה קונים תנור חימום יד שנייה? Where can I buy a secondhand […]

By Ami Steinberger | January 15, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “secondhand” in Hebrew

יָד שְׁנִיָּה Hebrew’s version of secondhand is a literal translation from English: יד שנייה. For example: כדאי לקנות רכב יד שנייה כי ממילא ירד הערך. You should (it’s worthwhile) to buy a car secondhand because anyway the value will go down. There’s a very popular website in Israel called יד שתיים – literally, Hand Two, which is […]

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

מִמֵּילָא, בְּכָל מִקְרֶה, בְּכָל אֹפֶן Anyway in English could mean in any case, either way, and more. Hebrew has a few different terms as well. בכל מקרה means literally in any case, for example: לא משנה מה תחליט, בכל מקרה תעדכן אותי. It doesn’t matter what you (a male) decide, in any case, let me know. בכל אופן […]

By Ami Steinberger | January 13, 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 | January 11, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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תפוחים ותמרים – Apples and Dates

Rami Kleinstein Get Your Daily Dose of Hebrew delivered to your inbox! Email Address Subscribe Free אם תלך אל השוק תראה אותה בוכה אישה יפה בין הפירות מוציאה עוד ממחטה הרוכלים לה צועקים מה קרה לך חמודה זה אהובי שלא רוצה הוא מצא לו נערה קחי לך תפוחים ותמרים המתיקי את יומך הוא לא שווה [...]
By Ami Steinberger | January 11, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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חורשת האקליפטוס – The Eucalyptus Grove

Naomi Shemer Get Your Daily Dose of Hebrew delivered to your inbox! Email Address Subscribe Free כשאמא באה הנה יפה וצעירה, אז אבא על גבעה בנה לה בית. חלפו האביבים, חצי מאה עברה ותלתלים הפכו שיבה בינתיים. אבל על חוף ירדן כמו מאומה לא קרה, אותה הדומיה וגם אותה התפאורה: חורשת האקליפטוס, הגשר, הסירה וריח [...]
By Ami Steinberger | January 10, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “talented” in Hebrew

מֻכְשָׁר Look closely at the words for talented – מוכשר for a male and מוכשרת for a female – and see if you can spot the three-letter root. It’s כ.ש.ר meaning fit, the same root as that of כשר – kosher. Food that is kosher is fit for Jewish eating. Likewise, a person who is talented is naturally fit for particular tasks. Here’s the […]

By Ami Steinberger | January 10, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “guy” and “gal” in Hebrew

בָּחוּר, בַּחוּרָה The Hebrew word for young man or guy is בחור, while his female counterpart is a בחורה. For example: הוא בחור נבון ומכיל. He’s a wise and sensitive young man. Now, בחור and בחורה technically mean young man/woman, but they’ve been known to refer to a person who’s not so young as well, just like guy […]

By Ami Steinberger | January 9, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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