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a great Hebrew word for “school”, “activities”, etc.

מִסְגֶּרֶת Here’s a Hebrew word with a meaning that has no real equal in English: מסגרת. On a literal level, מסגרת means frame, as in: המסגרת הזאת לא מתאימה לתמונה. This frame doesn’t fit the picture. On a metaphorical level, מסגרת can mean framework or context, as in: מטיילים הרבה במסגרת התוכנית. (You) travel a lot in the […]

By Ami Steinberger | January 6, 2019 | 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 | January 4, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “hardships” in Hebrew

קְשָׁיִים If you know some basic Hebrew, you surely know the word for hard or difficult – קשה. For example: היה לי יום קשה. I had a hard day. The word for difficulty or hardship is קושי, but it’s more often used in the plural קשיים. For example: עם חשיבה חיובית אפשר להתגבר על הרבה קשיים. With positive thinking […]

By Ami Steinberger | January 3, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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זה הכל בשבילך – It’s All for You

Danny Sanderson Get Your Daily Dose of Hebrew delivered to your inbox! Email Address Subscribe Free זה הכל בשבילך, הביטי לשקיעה, עדיין לא עבר זמנה. הכוכבים זורחים חינם כל השנה. לאן הברווזים עפים כשהאגם קפוא? כל יום קורים ניסים גם לנו עוד יקרו והכל בשבילך... הו דון קישוט אל תהיה כל כך תמים, בעולם ילד [...]
By Ami Steinberger | January 2, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “positive thinking” in Hebrew

חֲשִׁיבָה חִיּוּבִית To think, in Hebrew, is לחשוב. Thus thought or thinking is חשיבה. For example: היא טובה בחשיבה מתמטית. She’s good at mathematical thinking. Positive is חיובי, so that positive thinking is חשיבה חיובית. For example: חשיבה חיובית היא הדבר שמניע את העולם קדימה. Positive thinking is what propels the world forward.

By Ami Steinberger | January 2, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “progress” in Hebrew

הִתְקַדְּמוּת The Hebrew root ק.ד.מ means early/first/before. It’s the root of the word !קדימה – let’s go!, literally, ahead! It’s also the root of להתקדם – to advance or to make progress. Thus advancement or progress are התקדמות. For example: אנחנו חיים בעולם של התקדמות בקצב מסחרר. We live in a world of advancement at a dizzying pace.

By Ami Steinberger | January 1, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “at a dizzying pace” in Hebrew

בְּקֶצֶב מְסַחְרֵר The Hebrew word for pace or beat is קצב. For example, a guitarist might call out to their percussionists: תנו לי קצב! Give me a beat! While dizziness is סחרחורת, dizzying is מסחרר, so that at a dizzying pace is בקצב מסחרר. For example: כרטיסי הברכה מגיעים בקצב מסחרר. The greeting cards are coming at a dizzying […]

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

כַּרְטִיס בְּרָכָה The Hebrew word for card is כרטיס, a word borrowed from the Ancient Greek χάρτης (khartes). כרטיס also means ticket, as in: שרה, קנית כרטיסים להופעה? Sarah, have you bought tickets for the show? A greeting card is כרטיס ברכה – literally, card of blessing. For example: היא כתבה כל היום כרטיסי ברכה. She wrote […]

By Ami Steinberger | December 30, 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 | December 28, 2018 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “powerful” in Hebrew

עָצְמָתִי The basic Hebrew word for power or energy is כוח, as in: אין לי כוח! I don’t have energy! (I don’t feel like it!) But the adjective form, כוחני, means forceful, which has a negative connotation. So what’s the word for powerful, which has a positive connotation? That’s עוצמתי, coming from עוצמה – strength or intensity. Here’s עוצמתי in action: […]

By Ami Steinberger | December 27, 2018 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “to listen to someone” in Hebrew

לִשְׁמוֹעַ בְּקוֹל Here’s a Biblical-Hebrew expression that is just as useful today as it was thousands of years ago: לשמוע בקול – to listen to (someone) and obey, literally to listen to the voice of. For example: היא עברה את הגיל שילדים שומעים בקול ההורים שלהם. She passed the age that kids listen to their parents. […]

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