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Weekly Hebrew Review – crawling… and then afterwards… on a winding road

חֹמֶר לְשִׁנּוּן Review Material Can’t read Hebrew yet? You spent time on your Hebrew this week. Use these review materials to make it yours to keep. Flashcards . Scatter . Gravity . Test שבת שלום, וסוף שבוע נעים! Shabbat Shalom, and have a nice weekend!

By Ami Steinberger | October 27, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “a winding road” in Hebrew

כְּבִישׁ מִתְפַּתֵּל While רחוב is street, כביש is road. For example: לא הולכים ברגל בכביש המהיר. (You/they/we) don’t walk on the highway (fast road).  A winding road is כביש מתפתל, where מתפתל comes form the reflexive התפעל verb להתפתל of the root פ.ת.ל. For example: אחרי הפנייה שמאלה, עולים על כביש מתפתל. After the left turn, (you/they/we) go on […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 26, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 3 Comments
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how to say “next” in Hebrew

הַבָּא If you’ve taken our Level 1 course, you know the Hebrew word for to come – לבוא, a simple hollow verb of the root ב.ו.א. For example: אתם רוצים לבוא איתנו? Do you guys want to come with us? Using this word, Hebrew expresses the idea of next – in line, upcoming, etc. – with a […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 25, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “to crawl” in Hebrew

לִזְחוֹל If you’ve got some basic Hebrew, you know some variation of the word ללכת – to walk, a simple verb of the root ה.ל.כ. Also a simple verb, the word for to crawl is לזחול. Its root is ז.ח.ל. For example: הנה שבלול זוחל על החלון! The act of crawling – or a crawl – is זחילה. For example: הפקקים […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 23, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “snail mail” in Hebrew

דוֹאַר אִטִי, דוֹאַר שַׁבְּלוּל In English, snail and mail rhyme. Since Hebrew’s words for snail – שבלול or חילזון, and mail – דואר, don’t rhyme, there isn’t such a catchy term for the type of mail that requires physical shipment and delivery. You may hear דואר שבלול – literally, snail mail – but it’s not likely. Rather, Israelis refer to דואר […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 22, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Weekly Hebrew Review – complacency will kill you… in an ice age

חֹמֶר לְשִׁנּוּן Review Material Can’t read Hebrew yet? You spent time on your Hebrew this week. Use these review materials to make it yours to keep. Flashcards . Scatter . Gravity . Test audioclip url=”https://ulpan.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/review-2.mp3″ /]שבת שלום, וסוף שבוע נעים! Shabbat Shalom, and have a nice weekend!

By Ami Steinberger | October 20, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “the ice age” in Hebrew

עִדַּן הַקֶּרַח The basic word for time in Hebrew is זמן. For period of time it’s תקופה. And for an extended period of time – an age – it’s עידן (also the first name of Israeli musician Idan Raichel). Thus an ice age is עידן קרח, while the ice age – referring to the one […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 19, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “to live” in Hebrew

לִחְיוֹת There’s to live as in to reside: לגור or להתגורר. Then there’s to live as in to be alive: לחיות. For example: שנים הם חיו ביחד בשלווה. For years they lived together in tranquility. לחיות, a simple verb, follows the same patterns of conjugation as להיות – to be. The two words look and […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 18, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 1 Comment
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how to say “complacency” in Hebrew

שַׁאֲנַנּוּת The lead singer of the Israeli hip-hop/funk band Hadag Nahash is Sha’anan Streett, whose first name – in Hebrew, שאנן – means calm, complacent. In the name, as in the names of other Israeli neighborhoods such as Tel Aviv’s נווה שאנן – Neve Shaanan (Abode of Calm) and Jerusalem’s משכנות שאננים – Misheknot Shaananim […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 17, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “you’re killing me” in Hebrew

הָרַגְתָּ אֹתִי You may be familiar with the original Hebrew version of the sixth of the Ten Commandments: לא תרצח – do not murder. לרצוח, a simple verb, means to murder, to kill an innocent person intentionally. But sometimes killing happens when it’s not intended, or when the one killed is not innocent or not […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 16, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “to reduce” in Hebrew

לְהַפְחִית If you’ve got some Level 1 Hebrew under your belt, you probably know the word יותר – more. The opposite of יותר is פחות – less, and this word forms the basis of to reduce or to lessen: להפחית, an active-causative הפעיל verb of the root פ.ח.ת. For example: היא משתדלת להפחית את כמות […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 15, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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