Free Hebrew lessons – February 2011 – Training – Day 57
Shalom? I don’t really see any peace or peaceful life around our little country. Everyone against everyone, and the end doesn’t seem very close…
Anyway, between all that mess, and although the world seems to be falling apart, there is a little island of us who want to learn Hebrew …
In our previous lesson we learned the first, second and third person in masculine form of the word “say,” and we also learned how to say “a lot of, people, chocolate, week, end” and “weekend.”
Today, we will continue with the important word “say.”
Today’s menu: To say
Attention: The underlined letters represent the accent.
For “to say” [please sit… ] we say – lehagid (le-ha-gid), but all the other forms of this word in past simple include the root a.m.r., as we learned before.
|I said (m) + (f)||amarti (a-mar-ti)|
|You said (m)||Amarta (a-mar-ta)|
|You said (f)||Amart (a-mart)|
|He said||Amar (a-mar)|
|She said||Amra (am-ra)|
|We said (m) + (f)||Amarnu (a-mar-nu)|
|You said (m)||Amartem (a-mar-tem)|
|You said (f)||Amarten (a-mar-ten)|
|They said (m) + (f)||Amru (am-ru)|
*) I don’t always teach you “proper” (complex) Hebrew (like a college professor would), but I always teach you the right way to speak Hebrew like an Israeli… words and phrases that any Israeli will understand. This includes the way we accent certain words. For instance, in perfect “college” Hebrew the accent on the word “amarten” would look like this: (a-mar-ten), but it is commonly pronounced (a-mar-ten), with the accent on the middle syllable.
- I said I want a cake – Amarti she’ani rotse uga (man speaking).
- I said I want a ring – Amarti she’ani rotsa tabaat (woman speaking).
- You said you will not come – Amarta she’lo tavo (speaking to a man).
- You said you will not come – Amart she’lo tavoi (speaking to a woman).
- He said he loves you – Hu amar she’hu ohev ota^. (man loves woman)
- She said she loves you – Hi amra she’hi ohevet ot^a. (woman loves man)
- We said it is beautiful – Amarnu she’ze yafe.
- You said you will come – Amartem she’tavou (plural).
- They said goodnight – Hem amru laila tov. (m)
- They said goodnight – Hen amru laila tov. (f)
Isn’t it wonderful to look back and see how much we’ve learned together?! I hope you are all enjoying studying Hebrew as much as I’m enjoying teaching it. Ok… I might be prejudiced (wink), but I feel like Hebrew is the most beautiful language an ear as ever heard and a tongue has ever uttered.
Come on, who can argue with that?
Lehitraot in lesson 58…
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