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how do you say “a full refund” in Hebrew?

הֶחְזֵר מָלֵא The full expression for refund – a monetary return – is החזר כספי, where כספי means monetary and החזר means return. But the shortened version is simply החזר. A full refund is החזר מלא. For example: עולים חדשים של 2017 זכאים לקבל החזר מלא אצלנו. New immigrants (to Israel) of 2017 are eligible to receive a full reimbursement with us. […]

By Ami Steinberger | August 14, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how do you say “this year” in Hebrew?

הַשָּׁנָה You may know the Hebrew word for today or this day  – היום. It’s also the title of a song by Ehud Banai. היום means literally the day: same structure works for this week – השבוע, this year – השנה, etc. For example: כמה עולים הגיעו לארץ השנה? How many immigrants arrived in Israel this year?

By Ami Steinberger | August 13, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 1 Comment
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Weekly Hebrew Review – begging, multitasking and cute little animals

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 11, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how do you say “cute” in Hebrew?

חָמוּד The Land of Israel has many names in the Bible, one of which is ארץ חמדה – translated roughly as the coveted land. The root ח.מ.ד means desire or coveting, as in the Biblical commandment לא תחמוד – do not covet. ח.מ.ד is also the root of the words חמוד and חמודה, referring to someone or something cute – masculine […]

By Ami Steinberger | August 10, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how do you say “puppy” in Hebrew?

כְּלַבְלַב, גּוּר כְּלָבִים The Hebrew word for dog is כלב for a male and כלבה for a female. Using the basic word, a puppy is a כלבלב or a כלבלבה, for a male and female respectively. For example: אימצנו כלבלב. We adopted a (male) puppy. But a more commonly-used term for puppy is גור כלבים – literally, a cub of […]

By Ami Steinberger | August 9, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “division of labor” in Hebrew

Correction: The title of yesterday’s email read רִבּוּי מְשִׁימוֹת, with a שׁ. The title should have read רִבּוּי מְשִׂימוֹת with a שׂ. The phrase means multitasking. חֲלֻקַּת תַּפְקִידִים The Hebrew word for labor or work is עבודה. For example: פעם מפלגת העבודה הובילה. The Labor party used to be the leading one (used to lead). But when speaking of […]

By Ami Steinberger | August 8, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how do you say “multitasking” in Hebrew?

רִבּוּי מְשִׂימוֹת The Hebrew word for task is משימה. It derives from the root ש.י.מ meaning to place or to put: a task is something a person might apply or put themselves to. For example: זאת משימה לא פשוטה. This is not a simple task. Multitasking is ריבוי משימות, where ריבוי means multiple, deriving from the root ר.ו.ב meaning great or many – the […]

By Ami Steinberger | August 7, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how do you say “I beg of you!” in Hebrew?

אֲנִי מִתְחַנֵּן! The Hebrew word for to beg or to plead – להתחנן – goes all the way back to Biblical times. In fact, it appears in the title of last week’s Torah portion – ואתחנן – and I pleaded. Here’s an example in Modern Hebrew: אמא, אני מתחננת, תקני לנו כלב! Mom, I (a daughter) beg (of you), […]

By Ami Steinberger | August 6, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Weekly Hebrew Review – Jewish history and science

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 4, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how do you say “invention” in Hebrew?

הַמְצָאָה When I was growing up, some kids wanted to be firemen, others wanted to be sports stars. Most of the time, I wanted to be a movie director. But after watching episodes of Mr. Wizard, sometimes I also wanted to be an inventor. An invention, in Hebrew, is a ממציא if he’s a male and […]

By Ami Steinberger | August 3, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how do you say “science” in Hebrew?

מַדָּע If you’ve got basic Hebrew, you know the expressions אני יודע and אני יודעת – I know, spoken by a male and a female, respectively. The root of these words is י.ד.ע, which appears in other words such as להודיע – to inform, מודיעין – information and מדע – science. For example: היא הולכת ללמוד מדעי הטבע. […]

By Ami Steinberger | August 2, 2017 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 1 Comment
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