Hebrew/Language

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Talking about talking...

Prerequisite lesson: Lesson 1 - Pronouns, Introductions, Question words

Vocabulary[edit]

Nouns[edit]

סֵפֶר -- book say-fer

מִלָה
word mee-la
הַמִלָה
the word ha meela (the prefix "ha" ( הַ ) is "the")
אוֹת
letter ot
שָׂפָה
language safah
שִׁיעוּר
lesson shiur

proper nouns:

אַנְגְלִית
English

עִבְרִית -- Hebrew iv-reet

עִבְרִית
Hebrew

Phrases[edit]

phrases: ?"X" מַה זֶה What does X mean?
?"X" אֵיךִּ אוֹמְרִים How do you say "X"? לא lo means no or not

Verbs[edit]

verbs: say/speak, understand, mean, read, write
translate or translation

ּכוׄתְבִים
write
מְבִינָה
understand (feminine)
אוֹמְרִים
say (masculine, pl.)

Sentences and Translations[edit]

אני לא מבין
I don’t understand. (masculine form) Ani lo mevin.
אני לא מבינה
I don’t understand. (feminine form) Ani lo mevina.
?אתה מדבר אנגלית
Do you speak English? (masculine form) Atah medaber anglit?
 ?את מדברת אנגלית
Do you speak English? (feminine form) At medaberet anglit?
?אתה מדבר עברית
Do you speak Hebrew? (masculine form) Atah medaber ivrit?
?את מדברת עברית
Do you speak Hebrew? (feminine form) At medaberet ivrit?
אני מבינה
I understand. (feminine form) Ani mevina.
אני מדבר עברית
I (masculine) speak Hebrew. (masculine form) Ani medaber ivrit.

Exercises[edit]

Hebrew to English Translations[edit]

What do the following words mean?

  • עִבְרִית
  • אֳנִי (review from Lesson 1)
  • כֵּן (review from Lesson 1)
  • מְבִינָה


English to Hebrew Translations[edit]

How would you say the following in Hebrew?

  • Hebrew
  • speak (singular, feminine)
  • understand (singular, masculine)
  • no
  • word
  • he (review from Lesson 1)

Without Diacritic and Vowel Marks[edit]

Since Hebrew usually does not have the diacritic and vowel marks, practice reading the following without the marks. (The first time through the translation is given as a hint.) Try to read each word aloud.
עברית (Hebrew)
את (you, feminine)
לא (no)
מבין (understand, masculine)
מדברת (speak, feminine)
אני (I)
מדבר (speak, masculine)
אתה (you, masculine)
אנגלית (English)
כן (yes)
מבינה (understand, feminine)

Now without the translation hints... how do you pronounce the word or phrase and what does it mean?
מדברת
את
אני לא מדברת אנגלית
לא
מדבר
אתה
אנגלית
מבין
אני
עברית
כן
מבינה

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