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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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Heblish Lesson: Day 2

Meeting

Free Heblish Challenge – January 2010 – Training – Day 2

Shalom everybody!

Day 2 of the Heblish Challenge.

How are you and how were your Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations?

Now that the holidays are behind us, and we are happy and focused… we can start the day.

In our previous lesson we talked about “good” and “goodbye,” so you already know that good is tov and goodbye is lehitraot (3 seconds on YouTube).

Attention Students: Upcoming Lessons 4, 5, and 6 are a “must,” foundational information. Please do not try to go on to future lessons without mastering these three important lessons (4, 5, 6).

 

Today we’ll continue with our first subject, “Meeting,” so let’s see what’s cooking…

Today’s menu: Morning, night, thank you and OK
 
In our last lesson the words “good morning” were on the blackboard, but we emphasized only the word “good” (tov). Now let’s look at the other word in this phrase, “morning.”

Morning

In December we learned what you say at the beginning of your morning, “Boker tov.”

English: Good morning.

Hebrew: Boker tov.

Blackboard-Day02-Morning

Morning – Boker.

The “e” sounds like the “e” in the word “egg”.

Here are more examples, using the word “Morning”:
– We have had a wonderful morning – Haya lanu boker nifla
– They are drinking juice in the morning – Hem shotim mits ba’boker
– What a beautiful morning – Eize’ boker yafe
– I have a meeting in the morning – Yesh li pgisha ba’boker

You may have already noticed that after we learn a new Heblish word, it is written in “blue.”
This is so you can see what you have learned – the more “blue” words we have, the more Hebrew you already know… 😉

 

Night

In English you say “goodnight,” a combination of the words “good” and “night”.

In Hebrew we say: Laila tov – two separate words.

Goodnight

Here are more examples, using the word “Night”:

– It was a short night – Ze haya Laila katsar 

– It was very cold last night – Haya Meod kar Ba’laila hakodem

– This is a beautiful night – Ze laila yafe

 

Thank you

The word “thanks” in Hebrew is “toda“.

You say “thanks” or “thank you” and we say “toda“.

Usually we don’t say “you” after “thank,” however, sometimes we need to use it.  We will talk about it in another lesson, when we teach you the difference between male and female words in Hebrew…

For now, “thanks” and “thank you” in Hebrew will be only toda, that’s the common usage here in Israel.

Before we go on, let’s make an agreement: every time I write “e” in a Heblish word, the sound will be like the “e” in the word “egg”, “exercise” or “example”.

 

Alright & OK

“Alright” or “ok” are very useful words and expressions in English and also in Hebrew.

The Hebrew word for “okay” and for “alright” is “beseder” (be-se-der).

– Remember our remark above; the “e” sounds like the “e” in the word “egg”.

Examples:

– It is Ok – ze beseder

– That’s OK – ze beseder

– Everything is alright – hakol beseder

But, if you forget the word “beseder,” in Israel you can also say “OK”; it’s a common word here.

Beseder? 😉

 

Now you can say laila tov when you are going to sleep and boker tov in the morning.

When someone says “How are you?” you can respond: Toda (thank you), I’m feeling tov (good) and everything is beseder (OK).

Today we have learned some easy and useful Hebrew words. For the next lesson, we will take a BIG step ahead, because we’ll try to build a sentence. It will be easy – just keep going and see how fast you can speak Hebrew.

Lehitraot in lesson 3!