Heblish Lesson: Day 8

Conjunctions

Free Heblish Challenge – January 2010 – Training – Day 8:

Hi!

Day 8 and the last lesson in January.

Now that we have completed one month of lessons, I must admit that preparing the lessons is taking more time than I had anticipated. Also, several students have mentioned that they are struggling to keep up. With that in mind, I have decided to have only one lesson a week (on Thursdays) beginning in February. I really want to keep the lessons of high quality and free of charge, so I think this change in our schedule will be beneficial to all.

But, this is not to say that you are going to take a vacation! I’m still waiting to read your questions of “how should I say _______ in Hebrew.” As I mentioned in Lesson 7, you can “Leave a Reply” at the bottom of the page, and I will respond to you.

In our previous lesson we talked about the conjunctions “and,” (ve) and “the” (ha) and we also looked at some new words regarding “food,” like dag, chips

So what we are going to learn today?

Today’s menu: “Also,” and “for me”

Also

For “also” we say “gam.”

Therefore, to say: “Fish and French fries and also ketchup,” you should say: Dag vechips ve’gam ketchup.”

In Hebrew we use the same word as you do for ketchup.

If you want to be polite, you can add the word “bevakasha” (please) which we learned in Lesson 3: Dag vechips ve’gam ketchup, bevakasha.

More examples:
   I have a car and also a truck – I have a car vegam a truck.
   The fish is good, and also the salad – hadag tov vegam hasalat

 

For me

In Hebrew “for me” is only one word: bishvili

Bishvil is “for.” The last “i” makes it “for me.”
   For mebishvili
   For himbishvilo
   For herbishvila

Example:
For me, lamb and baked potatoes, and for her, fish and French fries and also ketchup, please.

Wow, what a long sentence…

Bishvili, lamb and baked potatoes,
vebishvila dag vechips vegam ketchup, bevakasha.

Let’s learn two more words before we go on:
   Lamb – keves
   Baked potatoes – tapu^ey adama

 

Now let’s do it again, but slowly:

For me, lamb and baked potatoes, and for her, fish and French fries and also ketchup, please.

   For me – bishvili

   Lamb – keves

   And baked potatoes – vetapu^ey adama

   And for her – vebishvila

   Fish – dag

   And French fries – vechips

   And also – vegam

   Ketchup – ketchup

   Please – bevakasha.

Bishvili, keves vetapu^ey adama, vebishvila dag vechips vegam ketchup, bevakasha.

Shoot me!… ;-)

 

I’m waiting for your questions.

Lehitraot in Lesson 9.

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Comments: 25 Comments

25 Responses to “Heblish Lesson: Day 8”

  1. Maria says:

    Hi Yaron,
    I know you are concentrating on food but how do you say I would like a beverage,like soda, coffee, tea or water? And how do you say “may I have a knife, fork or spoon”? Or is that going to be in the future lessons?
    Thank you.
    Maria

  2. Yaron says:

    You jumped to lesson 20… ;-) but you are right, Maria, the first thing I should teach you is “I would like…” and maybe also “how much…” But you asked and I will answer. For “I would like a glass of soda”, *you*, as a woman, should say: “Ani mevakeshet koss soda”. Thank you for your great question.

  3. JJ says:

    Dear Yaron, I loved the lesson, but it made me go out and get fish and french fries for lunch – “Shalom/bye” to my diet!

  4. Yaron says:

    I’m going out jogging, if you want to join me…

  5. Kelly says:

    Yaron, can you please tell me – what is the word for “because”? Sometimes I hear people say “ki” and sometimes they say “ulay”. Which is it?

  6. Yaron says:

    You are right, Kelly, “because” it is “ki” in Hebrew, but there are more words for “because” and we will learn them, but none of them is “ulay”. “Ulay” is “maybe”…

  7. Ellen says:

    Bishvili rock glidah.

  8. Yaron says:

    Bishvili RAK glida… ;-)
    Only = rak

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    helen

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    Thank you very much, Helen.
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  20. Sylvie says:

    Shalom!
    I found this website when i was looking for a definition to a Hebrew word. It is so great! the lessons are so easy to follow and well set out.thankyou!(or should i say toda!)

  21. Yaron says:

    Toda Sylvie ;-)

    You can learn more if you join our Heblish group on Facebook since I’m planning to give more Hebrew tips, there.

  22. Stefano says:

    i find you are making a great job.
    Bishvili it’s like to walk a bridge toward my bro.
    i visited Israel two times and really i was regretted being unable to form a phrase…i felt just like a martian on the earth ;)
    with these lessons i hope next time….
    Todav Yaron
    by a “goym” in Milan ;)

  23. Yaron says:

    You are welcome, Stefano.
    Toda ;-)

  24. Msizi says:

    Shalom Yaron,please tell me what a prophet,queen,prince,princess is in Hebrew ki ani think king is melech.

  25. Yaron says:

    Shalom Msizi,

    You are almost right, “king” is “mele^” (we are not using “ch” instead of “^” – please take a look here: http://www.free-hebrew.com/vocalizing/heblish-lesson-day-6/).

    Prophet is navi – Na-vi.
    Queen is malka – Mal-ka.
    Prince is nasi^ – Na=si^.
    Princess us nesi^a – Ne-si-^a.

    Enjoy,
    Yaron

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