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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 | April 12, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “negative” in Hebrew

שְׁלִילִי The Hebrew word for positive is חיובי, as in: יש לי רגשות חיוביים כלפיה. I have positive feelings towards her. Its opposite, negative, is שלילי. For example: יש השלכות, אבל הן לאו דווקא שליליות. There are consequences, but they aren’t necessarily negative. שלילי is related to the word to negate – לשלול, a simple פעל verb.

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

הַשְׁלָכוֹת The word להשליך means to throw, to cast off. It’s a הפעיל verb of the root ש.ל.כ, probably related to the root ש.ל.ח meaning sending. This word appears mainly in Biblical or poetic Hebrew, as in: וְהִשְׁלִיכוּ אֶתְהֶן אֶל-מִחוּץ לָעִיר, אֶל-מָקוֹם טָמֵא. (ויקרא י”ד, מ’) And they shall throw them (stones) away outside of the city, […]

By Ami Steinberger | April 10, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “about to” in Hebrew

עוֹמֵד ל- Different languages have different ways of expressing that someone is about to do something. Hebrew’s way is to say literally, standing to: -עומד ל if it’s a male doing the action, and -עומדת ל if it’s a female. For example: אני עומד לעלות על מטוס, אחזור אליך כשאנחת. I’m about to get on a plane, […]

By Ami Steinberger | April 9, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “to land” in Hebrew

לִנְחוֹת If להמריא is to take off, לנחות is to land. For example: רק עכשיו המראנו, ואתה כבר שואל מתי נוחתים? We just took off, and you’re already asking when we’re landing? לנחות is a simple פעל verb of the root נ.ח.ת. which is about going down. Landing is נחיתה.

By Ami Steinberger | April 8, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “takeoff” in Hebrew

הַמְרָאָה The Hebrew word for takeoff is המראה, as in: שעת ההמראה היא תשע בבוקר. Takeoff time is nine AM. המראה comes from the הפעיל verb להמריא of the root מ.ר.א, a word that appears only once in Biblical Hebrew, and that in the linguistically-obscure (and otherwise enigmatic) Book of Job. But that doesn’t matter, since in […]

By Ami Steinberger | April 7, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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By Ami Steinberger | April 5, 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 | April 5, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “mustache” in Hebrew

שָׂפָם The word mustache came to English via French, but it likely originated in Medieval Greek where it meant something to the effect of the part of the body with which one chews. The Hebrew word is שפם, as in: פעם שפם היה באופנה, אבל היום זה זקן צרפתי. A mustache used to be in fashion, but […]

By Ami Steinberger | April 4, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “goatee” in Hebrew

זָקָן צָרְפָתִי In yesterday’s dose we saw that the Hebrew word for beard is זקן. The style that in English is named after a barnyard animal – a goatee – in Hebrew is זקן צרפתי – literally, a French beard. For example: גילחתי את רוב הזקן ונשאר זקן צרפתי. I shaved most of my (the) beard and a […]

By Ami Steinberger | April 3, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “beard” in Hebrew

זָקָן The Hebrew word for beard is זקן, as in: יפה לך זקן! You look good with a beard! The letters in this word look identical to those of the word for elderly man – זקֵן, but the two are not related. What today is a single letter ז (Zayin) represented in ancient times two distinct sounds: z […]

By Ami Steinberger | April 2, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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