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how to say “flexible” in Hebrew

גָּמִישׁ The Hebrew word for flexible is גמיש, or גמישה when referring to something or feminine or to a female. For example: אני לא יודע באיזו שעה בדיוק אני מגיע – את גמישה? I don’t know exactly at what time I’m arriving – are you flexible? And flexibility? That’s גמישות, for example: אחת התכונות שאנחנו מחפשים היא […]

By Ami Steinberger | November 8, 2018 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “character traits” in Hebrew

תְּכוּנוֹת אֹפִי We’ve seen that the word for character is אופי. What about character trait? The word for that is תכונת אופי, where תכונה means trait or characteristic. For example: איזה תכונות אופי יש לה? What personality traits does she have? But remember that in Hebrew, אישיות (personality) and אופי are more or less synonymous. Thus תכונות אופי also […]

By Ami Steinberger | November 7, 2018 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “character” in Hebrew

אֹפִי Yesterday we saw that the Hebrew word for personality – אישיות – comes from the basic Hebrew word איש meaning man, or more essentially, person. What about character – the parts of a person that are in some ways less personal but are nevertheless essential to who s/he is? That word in Hebrew is אופי. For example: אופי […]

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

אִישִׁיּוּת Though אדם refers to today to human being and גבר is the most commonly-used word for man, איש is the most basic Hebrew word for man. The word’s counterpart is אישה, the basic word for woman in biblical as well as modern times. So it could be argued that איש is the most basic Hebrew word for person. […]

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

נוֹצָר, נִבְרָא Hebrew has two words for to create – ליצור and לברוא. While לברוא is more about creating something from nothing – יש מאין, its synonym ליצור is more about bringing something into form. Something created? That’s נברא or נוצר, though נוצר also means formed. For example: הסיפור הזה לא היה ולא נברא. This story neither […]

By Ami Steinberger | November 4, 2018 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 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 | November 2, 2018 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “to plan” in Hebrew

לְתַכְנֵן The Hebrew word for a plan – תוכנית – takes the word for content – תוכן – and activates it with an ית- ending. Modern Hebrew takes תוכנית and turns it into a verb with a פיעל structure, לתכנן. Its root is ת.כ.נ.נ, though its original root was probably כ.ו.נ. Here’s לתכנן in context: מעניין אותי לדעת מה […]

By Ami Steinberger | November 1, 2018 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “I’m interested” in Hebrew

אֲנִי מְעֻנְיָן, מְעַנְיֵן אֹתִי לָדַעַת… How do you say interesting in Hebrew? מעניין For example: זה לא מוזיאון מעניין במיוחד. It’s not a particularly interesting museum. And what about interested, as in I’m interested? Depends on what you want to say. If your entire statement is I’m interested or if you’re interested in something, you’ll use the passive פועל […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 31, 2018 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “museum” in Hebrew

מוּזֵאוֹן This Hebrew word is simple enough for English speakers to grasp easily: מוזיאון for museum. For example: אני לא יודע איפה המוזיאון, אני לא מקומי. I (a male) don’t know where the museum is, I’m not a local. Note the -yon ending. This is a common ending for types of places, especially if the word comes […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 30, 2018 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “Election Day” in Hebrew

יוֹם הַבְּחִירוֹת Much to the delight of employees throughout Israel, Election Day this week means not only the opportunity to exercise their right to vote, but also an official vacation day. The Hebrew term for Election Day is יום הבחירות – literally, day of the elections. For example, you might be wondering: מתי יום הבחירות? When is […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 28, 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 | October 26, 2018 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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