Heblish – Hebrew lessons: Day 32

Preposition

Free Hebrew lessons – July 2010 – Training – Day 32:

Hi,

I hope you have recovered from last week’s lesson… 😉

 

In our previous lesson we learned some basics on how to use the preposition “from” in Hebrew.

 

As promised, today we’ll continue to look at the word “from” and expand our knowledge of this very important preposition. We will also begin to study word endings, which is critical in Hebrew. 

Today’s menu: Preposition “from” & personal “endings”

Attention: The underlined letters represent the accent.

 

From

We already know that for from you should say “min” in Hebrew, but actually we don’t really say “min.”  In Heblish we use “me” or “mi” for that word.

We learned that when I say “I took the book from Susan,” I say
laka^ti et ha’sefer mi‘Susan, and when I say “I took the book from the library” I say
laka^ti et ha’sefer me‘ha’sifriya.

Let’s see more examples:
– I asked for the guitar from John – bikashti et ha’gitara mi‘John.
– I drank from the bottle – shatiti me‘ha’bakbuk.
– I drank from a bottle – shatiti mi‘bakbuk.
– From me to you (masculine) – mimeni ele^a.
But when you say “from the United States,” I say mi‘artsot ha’brit.”
 

As I said, there are no rules that I can teach you to know when to use “me” and when to use “mi,” but how do you say: I took the book from him, from her or from them?…

That’s what we’re going to learn today, and I will also add (for the first time in our Heblish lessons) the words written in Hebrew.

  

English

Heblish

Hebrew

From me

Mi’meni

ממני

From you (masculine)

Mi’m^a

ממך

From you (feminine)

Mi’me^

ממך

From him

Mi’meno

ממנו

From her

Mi’mena

ממנה

From us

Me’itanu

מאיתנו

From you (plural masculine)

Mi’kem

מכם

From you (plural feminine)

Mi’ken

מכן

From them (masculine)

Me’hem

מהם

From them (feminine)

Me’hen

מהן

 

Pay close attention to the endings of the words in the table above.  We will now start to learn personal word endings (suffixes). These endings give us important information:
 

For the first person (I am/me) “ani“, the end of the word is “i” (sounds like “ee”).
Let’s place it on a table:

 

English

Heblish

Suffixes

From me

Mi’meni

i

From you (masculine)

Mi’m^a

^a

From you (feminine)

Mi’me^

^

From him

Mi’meno

o

From her

Mi’mena

a

From us

Me’itanu

nu

From you (plural masculine)

Mi’kem

em

From you (plural feminine)

Mi’ken

en

From them (masculine)

Me’hem

hem

From them (feminine)

Me’hen

hen

 

The above table will help us during our next lessons. Just keep the “ending sounds” in your mind.

I know this looks daunting, but it will become clearer as we progress through our lessons. Just stick with me and you will be surprised at how much you really CAN learn!

 

Lehitraot in lesson 33 …

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