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Itty Bitty Hebrew Course

Hebrew Lesson Five - Nouns

Water – ma’im
Meat – basar
Bread – lekhem

Coffee – kafe
Tea – te
(With) milk – (be)khalav

Room – kheder
Bed – mita
(With a) bathroom – (im) ambatya

(Public) toilet – ha sherutim (tsiburi’im)
Table – shulkhan
Chair – kise

Person – adam
Place – makom
This thing – ha ze

House – ba’it
Car – mekhonit
City – ir

Cat – khatul
Dog – kelev
Friend – khaver(a)

Hebrew Lesson Four - A Few More Basics

Hello – shalom
Goodbye – lehitra’ot
Excuse me – slikha

I am American – ani me-artsot habrit
I am British – ani me-anglia
How much is it? – kama ze ‘ole?

Please write it – kotev(i), bevakasha
Thank you – toda
Credit card – kartis ashra’i

Too expensive – yakar miday
I like it – ani ohev(et) et ze
I don’t like it – ani lo ohev(et) et ze

I’m just looking – ani rak mistakel(et)
Can I look? – ani yakhol (yekhola) lehistakel?
You can look – ata yakhol/at yekhola lehistakel

I don’t understand – ani lo mevin(a)
I’m sorry – slikha
Where is the hotel? – eifo malon?

I want… – ani rots-e/-a…
Just a moment – rak rega
Check, please – tavi bevakasha et hakheshbon

Hebrew Lesson Three - Still More Basics

Hello – shalom
How are you – ma shlom-kha/-ekh*
(I am) fine – metsuyan

Are you…? – ata/at…?*
I am… – ani…
I am not… – ani lo…

Are you happy? – ata same-akh/at smekha?*
Are you sad? – ata atsuv/at atsuva?*
Are you tired? – ata ayef/at ayefa?*

I am not happy. – ani lo same-akh/smekha
I am not sad – ani lo atsuv(a)
I am not tired – ani lo ayef(a)

One, two, three – akhat, shta’im, shalosh
Four, five, six – arba, khamesh, shesh
Seven, eight, nine – sheva, shmone, tesha

Zero – efes
Ten, eleven, twelve – eser, akhat-esre, shta’im-esre
(On the) left, right – smola, yamina

(Go) straight ahead – yashar
Here, there – kan/sham
Near, far – karov, rakhok

Hebrew Lesson Two - More Basics

Hello – shalom
Goodbye – lehitra’ot
Excuse me – slikha

Please – bevakasha
Thank you – toda
You’re welcome – al lo davar

Do you understand? – ata mevin/at mevina*
I understand – ani mevin(a)
I don’t understand – ani lo mevin(a)

What is this called? – eikh kor’im leze
What’s your name? – ma shim-kha/-ekh*
My name is… – shmee…

Are you…? – ata/at…?*
I am… – ani…
I am not… – ani lo…

Are you happy? – ata same-akh/at smekha?*
Are you sad? – ata atsuv/at atsuva?*
Are you tired? – ata ayef/at ayefa?*

I am happy. – ani same-akh/smekha
I am sad – ani atsuv(a)
I am tired – ani ayef(a)

Hebrew Lesson One - Basics

Hello – shalom
Goodbye – lehitra’ot
Excuse me – slikha

I’m sorry – slikha
How are you – ma shlom-kha/-ekh*
(I am) fine – metsuyan

Please – bevakasha
Thank you – toda
You’re welcome – al lo davar

Where is…? – eifo… ?
Bus station – takhanat ha-otobus
Where is the bus station? – eifo takhanat ha-otobus

Airport – sde te’ufa
Market – shuk
Train station – takhanat ha-rakevet

Restaurant – mis’ada
Hotel – malon
Where is the hotel? – eifo malon

Police – mishtara
Ambulance – ambulans
Doctor – rofe

Introduction to Hebrew Course

Before beginning the Itty Bitty Course for Hebrew, there are a few things you should know.

1. Hebrew is written using a special syllabary that is totally unlike the Roman alphabet. This little course follows the spelling conventions of the Lonely Planet Hebrew Phrasebook for the most part.

2. Hebrew, like Arabic, is a consonantal root language. That means the consonants within a word define its general meaning while the interspersed vowels determine the sense. This includes marking the gender of nouns, adjectives and verbs. For example: ShiM-Kha – his name vs. ShiM-eKh – her name, hu YaKhoL – he can vs. hi YeKhoLa – she can.

3. Verbs are distinguished by gender, not person. That is, the form you use for “I can” (for example) is determined by whether you are male or female, not whether it’s “I…” or “You…” etc.

4. In this course, where masculine/feminine makes a difference, the feminine is after the slash (/) or in parentheses. If an item is starred (*), the masculine/feminine distinction is made based on who you’re talking to. If not, it’s based on whether you are male or female.