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how to say “buy now” in Hebrew

קְנֵה עַכְשָׁו If you’ve got some basic Hebrew under your belt, you likely know the words עכשיו – now (though you may not have known how to spell it) and the simple verb לקנות – to buy. To ask someone to buy something for you, you might use the future tense: תעשה לי טובה, תקנה לי חלב במכולת. […]

By Ami Steinberger | August 27, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Weekly Hebrew Review – aches and pills, sick days and apple sauce

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! =”410″> Flashcards . Scatter . Gravity . Test שבת שלום, וסוף שבוע נעים! Shabbat Shalom, and have a […]

By Ami Steinberger | August 25, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how do you say “pill” in Hebrew?

כַּדּוּר In Hebrew, the word for pill, ball and bullet are all the same: כדור. Here’s an example of the first on the list: היא התחילה לקחת כדורי שינה. She started taking sleeping pills. While we’re at it, here are examples of the other usages of כדור: הם משחקים כדורגל. They are playing soccer (football). and נפלט […]

By Ami Steinberger | August 24, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how do you say “apple sauce” in Hebrew?

רֶסֶק תַּפּוּחִים If you’ve got some basic Hebrew, you probably know the word for apple – תפוח. For example: התפוח לא נופל רחוק מהעץ. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. What about sauce in apple sauce? That’s רסק, which means literally puree: הרופא אמר לי לאכול רסק תפוחים כשיש לי קלקול קיבה. The doctor told me to […]

By Ami Steinberger | August 23, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how do you say “sick day” in Hebrew?

יוֹם מַחֲלָה Over the past week everyone in my office got sick, each for different reasons. Surprising, since it’s August. Someone sick or ill is חולֶה if he’s a male and חולָה if she’s a female. Going with the same ח.ל.ה root, sickness or illness is מחלה. For example: סרטן היא מחלה איומה. Cancer is a horrible disease. And a sick […]

By Ami Steinberger | August 22, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 3 Comments
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how do you say “upset stomach” in Hebrew?

Yesterday’s Dose was not sent out due to technical difficulties. Here it is, so that you can catch up! קִלְקוּל קֵבָה Yesterday we saw the word for stomach – בטן. This word refers to the stomach as seen from the outside, as well as the organ. Another word, קיבה, refers specifically to the organ, the stomach we […]

By Ami Steinberger | August 21, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 1 Comment
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how do you say “my stomach hurts” in Hebrew?

כּוֹאֶבֶת לִי הַבֶּטֶן You may know the Hebrew word for stomach or tummy – בטן. But did you know that בטן is feminine? For example: הבטן שלי ריקה.  My stomach is empty. Note that ריקה is used, not ריק. Likewise: כואבת לי הבטן. My stomach hurts (me). It’s כואבת, not כואב for hurts. This expression, כואבת לי הבטן, […]

By Ami Steinberger | August 20, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Weekly Hebrew Review – full refund this year, can’t hurt, will the government continue?

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! =”410″> Flashcards . Scatter . Gravity . Test שבת שלום, וסוף שבוע נעים! Shabbat Shalom, and have a […]

By Ami Steinberger | August 18, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how do you say “the government” in Hebrew?

הַמֶּמְשָׁלָה You may know the term for prime minister – ראש הממשלה, literally, the head of the government. The word ממשלה – government – comes from the root מ.ש.ל meaning reign. For example: זה לא תלוי בנו, אלא בהחלטת הממשלה. It doesn’t depend on us, but on the government’s decision. Other words of the root מ.ש.ל include מושל […]

By Ami Steinberger | August 17, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how do you say “to continue” in Hebrew?

לְהַמְשִׁיךְ, לְהִמָּשֵׁךְ If you’ve taken our Level 1 course, you know the expression: אתה ממשיך ישר… You continue straight… That’s speaking to a male. To a female its: את ממשיכה ישר… ממשיך and ממשיכה are usages of the active-causative verb להמשיך – to continue doing something. Then there’s something that just continues on its own. For that, […]

By Ami Steinberger | August 16, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how do you say “it can’t hurt” in Hebrew?

לֹא יַזִּיק להזיק, an active-causative verb of the root נ.ז.ק, means to damage or to harm. For example: יותר מדי מים יכול להזיק לפרחים. Too much water can harm the flowers. להזיק makes an appearance in the expression it can’t hurt – זה לא יזיק, or simply, לא יזיק. For example: לא יזיק לקום קצת יותר מוקדם. It […]

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