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how to say “I repeat” in Hebrew

אֲנִי חוֹזֵר If you’ve taken a course with Ulpan La-Inyan, you’ve heard the instruction: הקשיבו וחזרו – listen and repeat. Broken down, that phrase comprises: הקשיבו – listen, when speaking to more than one person. It’s an imperative (command) form of להקשיב – to listen. חזרו – repeat, an imperative form of לחזור – to return or go back, as well as to repeat. […]

By Ami Steinberger | January 23, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 2 Comments
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some salad ingredients in Hebrew

לַסָּלָט – for the salad Here are a few items I like to throw into my salads: חסה – lettuce עגבניות – tomatoes (one tomato is an עגבנייה) פטריות – mushrooms (one mushroom is a פטרייה) גרעיני חמנייה – sunflower seeds חמוציות – cranberries (since Israelis typically don’t eat fresh cranberries, there’s no need to specify […]

By Ami Steinberger | January 22, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Weekly Hebrew Review – intention, pregnancy, pain and the best in the world

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   Blast from the Past Crossword Puzzle! שבת שלום, וסוף שבוע נעים! Shabbat Shalom, and have a nice weekend!

By Ami Steinberger | January 20, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “the best in the world” in Hebrew

הֲכִי טוֹב בָּעוֹלָם, הַטּוֹב בְּיוֹתֵר בָּעוֹלָם There are two ways of saying the best in Hebrew: הכי טוב is the common way. טוב changes form depending on what is spoken of as the best. For example: אלה הנעליים הכי טובות. These are the best shoes. הטוב ביותר is the higher-register form, the one you’re likely to hear highly-educated […]

By Ami Steinberger | January 19, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “I’m in pain” in Hebrew

כּוֹאֵב לִי The Hebrew word for pain or ache is כאב. For example: יש לי כאב ראש. I have a headache. and יש לי כאב בצוואר. I have a pain in my (the) neck. The latter does not pack the same punch it does in English. To say I’m in pain or it hurts me, you’d use כואב לי. For […]

By Ami Steinberger | January 18, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “to move to the side!” in Hebrew

לָזוּז הַצִּדָּה If you’ve got some basic Hebrew down, you know the word for house or home – בית. You probably also know a special directional word for home – הביתה as in: הם רוצים ללכת הביתה. They want to go home. Here Hebrew takes the word בית and puts the letter ה before it and after it to indicate direction. […]

By Ami Steinberger | January 17, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “pregnant” in Hebrew

בְּהֵרָיוֹן The Hebrew word for parent is הורה for a male (a father) and הורה for a female (a mother). Another word of the same root ה.ר.ה is הריון – pregnancy, and its derivative בהריון – pregnant or literally with pregnancy. For example, you might hear on an Israeli public bus: תנו לאישה בהריון לשבת, ואתם תעמדו. Let the pregnant woman sit, […]

By Ami Steinberger | January 16, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 3 Comments
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how to say “I meant to say…” in Hebrew

הִתְכַּוַּנְתִּי If you’re familiar with Jewish prayer, you may know the word כוונה – intent. The word is derived from the root כ.ו.נ – which is quite ubiquitous, appearing in words as diverse as כן – yes, נכון – correct, and להתכונן – to get ready. Another application of this root – the reflexive-verb form of כוונה – is in להתכוון […]

By Ami Steinberger | January 15, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Weekly Hebrew Review – time flies, the golden years, celebration

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   Blast from the Past Crossword Puzzle! שבת שלום, וסוף שבוע נעים! Shabbat Shalom, and have a nice weekend!

By Ami Steinberger | January 13, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “the circle of life” in Hebrew

מַעֲגַל הַחַיִּים Take a moment to transport yourself, in your mind, to the Lion King’s Africa, and listen to The Circle of Life (I’ve linked to the Hebrew version – you can search for the English one yourself). You may notice that in the song, the expression for the circle of life is גלגל החיים – literally, the wheel […]

By Ami Steinberger | January 12, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “celebration” in Hebrew

חֲגִיגָה If you’ve got some basic familiarity with Hebrew or Judaism, you probably know the word for holiday – חג. This word’s root is ח.ג.ג, which appears in full in the word for to celebrate – לחגוג. For example: חגגנו לה יום הולדת. We celebrated her birthday (literally, we celebrated for her a birthday). And a celebration is […]

By Ami Steinberger | January 11, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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