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how to say “group” in Hebrew

קְבוּצָה In Biblical Hebrew, קבוצה referred to a group of objects gathered together: “קְבֻצַת כֶּסֶף וּנְחֹשֶׁת וּבַרְזֶל וְעוֹפֶרֶת…” (יחזקאל כ”ב, כ’) “A grouping of silver and bronze and iron and lead…” (Ezekiel 22:20) But in Modern Hebrew, קבוצה usually refers to a group of people: הקבוצה הזאת נפגשת פעם בשבועיים. This group meets once every two weeks. קבוצה derives […]

By Ami Steinberger | July 10, 2018 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “to meet” in Hebrew

לִפְגּוֹשׁ, לְהִפָּגֵשׁ Hebrew has two words for to meet: לפגוש and להיפגש. While לפגוש is to meet someone or something, להיפגש is to meet with someone. לפגוש take a form of את after it, while להיפגש would take a form of עם. And לפגוש is often more abrupt, often given to chance, whereas להיפגש is softer and planned. Compare these […]

By Ami Steinberger | July 9, 2018 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “okay” in Hebrew

אוֹקֵי, בְּסֵדֶר, טוֹב By using the word okay people might segue into a new piece of a conversation. They might also express that they agree with or accept something, sometimes reluctantly. Hebrew has three words for this, including simply אוקיי: אוקיי, אז אמלא את כל ארבעת הטפסים… Okay, so I’ll fill out all four forms… The […]

By Ami Steinberger | July 8, 2018 | 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 | July 6, 2018 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “fate” in Hebrew

גּוֹרָל Today we use the word גורל to mean destiny or fate. But the original meaning of the word was lot as in a lottery, the way the Land of Israel was divided among the tribes of Israel: אֶל אֲשֶׁר-יֵצֵא לוֹ שָׁמָּה הַגּוֹרָל, לוֹ יִהְיֶה (במדבר ל”ג, נ”ד) Whatever falls to them by lot will be theirs. (Numbers 33:54) […]

By Ami Steinberger | July 5, 2018 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “come here” in Hebrew

בּוֹא הֵנָּה You might hear a mother say to her son the literal בוא לפה – come (to) here – but you’re more likely to hear her say to him, בוא הנה. For example: בוא הנה, אני רוצה להחליף איתך מילה. Come here, I want to have a word with you. הֵנָּה comes from הן, […]

By Ami Steinberger | July 4, 2018 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 1 Comment
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Foreigncy Interviews Ami Steinberger

Episode Info In this episode, Foreigncy speaks with Ami Steinberger who is the founder and CEO of Ulpan La-Inyan. Ulpan La-Inyan takes a unique approach to help Hebrew learners master the essentials of everyday conversation and functional Hebrew through a number of approaches, including the Pimsleur method.
By Aaron | July 3, 2018 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “to exchange words” in Hebrew

לְהַחְלִיף מִלָּה Hebrew has lots of verbs that have to do with talking, such as: לדבר – to speak לשוחח – to converse להביע – to express A nice, handy expression for to speak with or to have a word with someone is להחליף מילה – literally, to exchange a word. For example: עבר כבר שבוע ולא החלפנו מילה. Already a week […]

By Ami Steinberger | July 3, 2018 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “to pass the time” in Hebrew

לְהַעֲבִיר אֶת הַזְּמַן To pass the time in Hebrew is the same as to pass the time in English: להעביר את הזמן. For example: לא כיף להעביר את הזמן במרפאה. It’s no fun to pass the time at the (medical) clinic. להעביר is a הפעיל verb of the root ע.ב.ר.

By Ami Steinberger | July 2, 2018 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “clinic” in Hebrew

מִרְפָּאָה, קְלִינִיקָה How do you say clinic in Hebrew? Depends on what kind. The medical kind is a מרפאה, coming from the root ר.פ.א, which means healing. You may recognize it from רופא – doctor. For example, the receptionist at the clinic might answer the phone with: מרפאה שלום, מדברת סמדר. (Medical) clinic, hello, Smadar speaking. Likewise, […]

By Ami Steinberger | July 1, 2018 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Weekly YDDH Review

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 | June 29, 2018 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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