Free Hebrew lessons – February 2011 – Training – Day 56
Ha’nasi Mubarak left his seat last Friday, our Chief of General Staff left his seat last Monday, but I am still sitting in my seat, ready to prepare our next Hebrew lesson…
In our previous lesson we read a short article about the birthday cake of Ronald Reagan and learned some new words.
Today, we will continue, using some of the words we learned last week.
Today’s menu: Practice Hebrew
Attention: The underlined letters represent the accent.
We already learned how to say “I said” in our Heblish lessons 17 and 22, but today we’ll learn more about it.
In our last lesson we read: “Ronald Reagan said…” and we know that the Hebrew translation is: Ronald Reagan amar…
Today we will learn only the first, second and third person in masculine form:
Ronald Reagan amar…
He said – Hu amar
You (m) said – Ata amarta (or: amarta)
I said – Ani amarti (or: amarti)
If you remember, we already learned about the “ti” suffix in lesson 44:
“When you are talking about yourself in the past tense, the suffix of every verb in Hebrew will be “ti.”
The “i” in the suffix “ti” takes the place of the “i” in “ani,” indicating the first person.”
A lot of people
- A lot of people went out to demonstrate – Harbe anashim yatsu lehafgin. The “yatsu” sounds as “yast-u” or “yats-oo.”
- There are many people outside – Yesh harbe anashim ba^uts.
Here you can see that I used “harbe anashim” for “a lot of people” and for “many people.”
“Many” and “a lot” are the same word in Hebrew – Harbe.
- I like chocolate – Ani ohev (m) shocolad.
- Do you like chocolate? – Ata (m) ohev shocolad?
- He doesn’t eat chocolate – Hu lo o^el shocolad.
Weekend (week + end)
- This week he is learning Hebrew – Ha’shavua hu lomed Ivrit.
- This is the end of the game – Ze sof ha’mis^ak.
- Are you waiting for the weekend? – Ata (m) me^ake le’sof ha’shavua?
Let’s see what we’ve learned today:
|I said||amarti (m) + (f)|
|You said||Amarta (m)|
|He said||Amar (m)|
|A lot of people||Harbe anashim|
|He eats||Hu o^el|
There, that wasn’t so bad. Learning a new language is sometimes tedious, so much repetition and memorization… yawn. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am always open to your suggestions for ways to make our lessons more enjoyable. This is “our” class, so please let me hear from you.
Lehitraot in lesson 57…
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