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how to say “concentration” in Hebrew

רִכּוּז If you’ve traveled in Israel by bus or by the Jerusalem light rail, you may know how to say central bus station – תחנה מרכזית. For example: איך מגיעים לתחנה המרכזית? How do you get to the central station? The word מרכזית, in the masculine מרכזי, means central. Its root is ר.כ.ז, which is […]

By Ami Steinberger | April 30, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 3 Comments
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how to say “I got lost” in Hebrew

הָלַכְתִּי לְאִבּוּד I got lost, in Hebrew, is literally I went to loss – הלכתי לאיבוד. For example: הלכתי לאיבוד, תוכלי להגיד לי איך מגיעים לעיר העתיקה, גברת? I got lost, could you tell me how to get to the Old City, ma’am? הלכתי is a form of the simple פעל verb ללכת, so that to get […]

By Ami Steinberger | April 29, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “the Old City” in Hebrew

הָעִיר הָעַתִּיקָה How do you say the Old City in Hebrew? העיר העתיקה, where העיר means the city and העתיקה means the old (yes, literally it’s the city, the old – that’s how Hebrew works). Say עתיקה – old out loud. Better yet, say its masculine version, עתיק. Sounds like the English word antique, right? That’s […]

By Ami Steinberger | April 28, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “poet” in Hebrew

מְשׁוֹרֵר We’ve seen that שיר means song, and שירה means poetry. A poet is a משורר if he’s male and משוררת if she’s female. For example: למה התכוון המשורר עם השיר הזה? What did the poet intend with this poem? In the word משורר you can see what looks like a four-letter root: ש.ו.ר.ר, yet the root […]

By Ami Steinberger | April 25, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 3 Comments
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how to say “poetry” in Hebrew

שִׁירָה If you’ve got some basic Hebrew, you probably know the word for song – שיר. You may also know the word for to sing – לשיר, a hollow פעל verb. Now, since שיר refers not only to a song but also to a poem, the word for poetry is שירה. It’s also a common Hebrew name for girls. For example: השירה […]

By Ami Steinberger | April 24, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 1 Comment
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how to say “universal” in Hebrew

אוּנִיבֶרְסָלִי, כְּלָל עוֹלָמִי Like many words that didn’t exist in Biblical or Mishnaic times, Hebrew’s version of universal has the transliterated version – אוניברסלי – as well as a proper Semitic version: כלל עולמי – literally, general-worldwide. For example: זאת לא תופעה מקומית, זאת תופעה כלל-עולמית. This is not a local phenomenon, this is a universal phenomenon. […]

By Ami Steinberger | April 23, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 3 Comments
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how to say “to disappear” in Hebrew

לְהֵעָלֵם The Hebrew word עולם means world, but it also means eternity, and carries with it all the mystery that eternity has to offer. Thus it’s no surprise that the word for to disappear – להיעלם – comes from the same root. For example: לאן נעלמת? Where did you disappear to? You may have noticed that there’s a נ […]

By Ami Steinberger | April 22, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 4 Comments
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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 19, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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