Heblish – Hebrew lessons: Day 59

Refresher – lessons 9 to 12

Free Hebrew lessons – March 2011 – Training – Day 59


In our previous lesson we learned that most of the time the suffix for plural words in the feminine is “ot” and in the masculine it is “im.” We will learn more about singular and plural during our lessons as you read many sentences and examples, but today we have to go back to lesson 9…

In lesson 50 I gave you our first lesson for 2011 which was our first refresher. We did a refresher for the first eight lessons and some of you told me that it was great. As I promised you to give more refreshers from time to time, here is our second refresher.

Today’s menu: Refresher for lessons 9 to 12

Attention: The underlined letters represent the accent.

In lesson 9 we learned how to say:
   – I want – ani rotse (m), ani rotsa (f)
   – I see – ani roe, (m), ani roa (f) and
   – I understand – ani mevin (m), ani mevina (f).

Lesson 10 was an important lesson, where we learned how to say “yes” (ken) and “no” (lo).

We also learned that “there is no” and “there are no” are both expressed with one short word – ein.

I’m sure you remember that “thanks” or “thank you” is “toda” in Hebrew, and I want to remind you that for “thanks a lot” you should say “toda raba.“

In that lesson we also learned that “excuse me” is “sli^a,” for example:
   – Excuse me, what is the time please – sli^a, ma ha’shaa be’vakasha?

But the most important thing we learned in lesson 10 was to ask “how much” 😉
   – How much is the bracelet? – Kama ole ha’tsamid?
   – Excuse me, how much is the fish? – Sli^a, kama ole ha’dag?
   – How much is the dress? – Kama ola ha’simla?

Kama ole for masculine and kama ola for feminine.

In lesson 9 and in lesson 11 we learned how to count from e^ad to shneim-asar (from 1 to 12) in masculine and feminine.

After learning and reading the Hebrew numbers one through twelve, I gave you an example for the six new words we learned in the following section:
“You can just imagine what we are going to do next week regarding “the bracelet and the ring” (ha’tsamid ve’ha’tabaat), the color of your “dress” (simla), and what are you going to do with a “bottle” (bakbuk) of wine, sweet “cake” (uga) and a “goooood  book” (sefer tov)…”

Lesson 12 will finish our current refresher with the table below:

Feminine objects Feminine objects Masculine objects Masculine objects
One ring Tabaat a^at One bracelet Tsamid e^ad
Two rings Shtei tabaot Two bracelets Shnei tsmidim
Three rings Shalosh tabaot Three bracelets Shlosha tsmidim
Four rings Arba tabaot Four bracelets Arbaa tsmidim
Five cakes ^amesh ugot Five bottles ^amisha bakbukim
Six cakes Shesh ugot Six bottles Shisha bakbukim
Seven cakes Sheva ugot Seven bottles Shivaa bakbukim
Eight cakes Shmone ugot Eight bottles Shmona bakbukim
Nine dresses Tesha smalot Nine books Tishaa sfarim
Ten dresses Eser smalot Ten books Asara sfarim
Eleven dresses A^at-esre smalot Eleven books A^ad-asar sfarim
Twelve dresses Shteim-esre smalot Twelve books Shneim-asar sfarim


This table is an excellent opportunity for you to see what we learned in our last lesson, lesson 58, when I taught you that most of the time the suffix for plural words in the feminine is “ot,” and “im” in the masculine.

Lehitraot in lesson 60…
Wow 60!?!

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