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- All The Language Basics
- Read Hebrew
- Write Hebrew
- Speak Hebrew!
- Have a rich vocabulary in Hebrew
- Create sentences
- Ask questions in Hebrew to get yourself around
In this course you are going to learn Hebrew from scratch with our special unique program that has proved itself for years. We are going to start with the basics and slowly bring you to a level in which you will have enough skills to travel around Israel, and have full basic conversations, without the use of English.
So these are our goals:
- Understand the differences between English and Hebrew
- Know the Hebrew Alphabet.
- Read and write in Hebrew.
- Go through the basics words (Creating a basic arsenal of words)
- Build a basic sentence in Hebrew, including Questions.
- Create a rich vocabulary in Hebrew.
- Be able to fully communicate in Hebrew.
- You will have plenty of homework to practice what you have learned, at least one huge quiz for every section, TONS of extras (MP3 files, presentations, PDF files and many bonuses).
- Dedicated staff that will answer all your questions.
- The course is huge, and to master all of it including the extras you need at least 2 months. Moreover, we are adding new materials frequently and will notify you, so your experience of learning Hebrew is never-ending.
- The course is built in a very unique way that was developed and used in the last decade with amazing results in various countries
Learning Hebrew has never been easier.
So what are you waiting for?? it's time to learn Hebrew!
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- Everyone who is looking to learn Hebrew
- People who know the Hebrew alphabet but wish to know more
- Anyone who wants to visit Israel for any period of time
Here you can watch the course's promo.
The whole roadmap of the course is explained here.
Introduce you to some basic differences between English and Hebrew.
- English is written that way: --->, Hebrew is written that way <---
- In hebrew there are no capital letters.
- In hebrew, sometimes, a letter looks different in the end of a word.
Bonus: (will be covered in section 4)
- In Hebrew, adjective words comes after nouns, and not before like english, for example:
in Hebrew "great course" will be written as "course great" (קורס מעולה).
Remember, the noun is always first!
Other differences between the languages:
- Am, Is, Are - do not exist in Hebrew.
- Words in this lecture:
1) אני - ani - I am
2) אתה - ata - you (to a male)
3) הוא - hu - he
4) היא - she - he
5) את - at - you (to a female)
6) הם - hem - they (to a group of males)
7) הן - hen - they (to a group of females)
The basics, part 2.
Words in this section:
1) אתם - atem - You (to a group of males)
2) אתן - aten - You (to a group of females)
3) ה - Ha - The (in the beginning of a word)
Example: The Man - האיש
4) איש - Ish - Man
5) ב - be - In (in the beginning of a word)
Example: In the house - בבית (notice that there's no need for ה in this one).
6) טוב - tov - Good
7) ילד - Yeled - Boy
8) דוקטור - Doctor
9) בית - house
If you are completely new to the Udemy platform, this lecture will show you how to download and use our important extra materials!
Introduction to the first section.
- You can download the extra materials in every lesson, which is some data about every letter learned in this lesson, we respectfully ask that you do not share this extra materials and use it for your own learning experience.
- Make sure you watch the lectures with 720p resolution.
- Have fun and good luck.
* Attention: at the mini overviews we will teach you some new words, and we will pronounce as if there are vowel signs (However, we will not write these signs), because the Hebrew language is commonly written without vowel signs, we will elaborate everything in the second section.
Learn the first 4 letters: א - Alef, ב - Bet. ג - Gimel, ד - Dalet.
Words in this overview:
1) אבא - aba - Father/Dad
2) זה - ze - it/that
3) אגדה - agada - Legend
4) דג - dag - Fish
5) זהב - zahav - Gold
(Notice: The right way to write "Aba" with vowel signs is אָבָּא, but as we said before, for now we write the words without vowel signs, and the dot inside ב, count as a vowel sign.)
In this quiz you will need to recognize random letters from the hebrew language, Notice that this quiz is thorough and long, don't proceed before you are sure you understood section 1 entirely.
We urge you not to proceed to Section 2 before you got this quiz right!
This quiz contain 28 questions, and should take 15-20 minutes to complete.
Vowel signs make X (a random hebrew letter), sounds like Xa. (sounds the same as "cut", for example).
a : אָ אַ אֲ
Notice: Files Attached:
A.pdf - PDF of all pronounciations of 'a' attached
A.WMA - Sound for the PDF file.
Please notice that it is the same for all the vowel signs Lectures, And very important that you go through it.
~~ Essential Extra Materials Attached! ~~
The big overview of all the vowel signs:
a : אָ אַ אֲ
e: אֶ אֵ אֵי אֱ
i: אִ אִי
o: אֳ אֹ אוֹ
u: אֻ אוּ
short e: אְ
Notice: extra materials attached:
Huge PDF file including all the letters and their pronounciations!
Big interactive presentation (with voice!), randomly including tons of different vowels!
A picture including all the different vowel signs, we highly recommend that you print it and hang it near the letters picture you've printed in the last section.
A picture with all the vowel signs names.
A demonstration video about how to use the virtual vowel signs keyboard.
In this quiz you are going to put the vocabulary you were building so far to a test, note that the words are going to be without vowel signs, because we need you to get used to read without vowel signs, since this is the common way words are written here in Israel (even on road signs). it's not going to be easy so get prepared.
Words in this lesson:
1) יֵש - yesh - There is (example: 'In the kitchen there is a thief' - "במטבח יש גנב")
2) לֹא - lo - No (reminder for you: כֵּן - ken - Yes)
3) עַל - al - On (Bonus: מִתָחַת - mitahat - Beneath)
4) רַק - rak - Only / Just (example for 'just': 'you are just a lier' - 'אתה רק שקרן')
5) שֶׁל - shel - Of (Can also mean "Belongs to")
6) יוֹם - yom - Day
7) רוֹב - rov - Most
Over 40 extra one syllable words, Including mp3 files, Don't miss it.
Words in this lesson:
1) בַּיִת - ba it - House
2) דָבָר - davar - Thing
3) מִילָה - mila - Word
4) שֶׁלִי - sheli - Mine (Bonus: שֶלוֹ - shelo - His)
5) חָדָשׁ - hadash - New (Bonus: ישן - yashan - Old)
6) גָדוֹל - gadol - Big (Bonus: קָטָן - katan - Small)
7) יוֹתֵר - yoter - More (Bonus: פַּחוֹת - pahot - Less)
8) שָנָה - shana - Year (Bonuses: חוֹדֵש - hodesh - Month, שָׁבוּעָ - shavua - Week, יוֹם - yom - Day)
9) שָׁלוֹם - shalom - Hello / Peace
Extra materials attached:
Over 60 extra two syllable words with mp3 files attached!
This is an Overview of all the pronouns in Hebrew.
1) אני - ani - I am (m & f)
2) אנחנו - anahnu - We are (m & f)
3) אתה - ata - You are (single m)
4) את - at - You are (single f)
5) אתם - atem - You are (group of m)
6) אתן - aten - You are (group of f)
7) הוא - hu - He is
8) היא - he - She is
9) הם - hem - They are (group of m)
10) הן - hen - They are (group of f)
Extra materials attached: Table's image. hang it.
The belongings of Hebrew:
1) שֵׁלִי - sheli - Mine
2) שֵׁלָנוּ - shelanu - Ours
3) שֵׁלְךָ - shelha - Yours (male)
4) שֵׁלָךְ - shelah - Yours (female)
5) שֵׁלָכֵם - shelahem - Yours (group of males)
6) שֵׁלָכֵן - shelahen - Yours (group of females)
7) שֵׁלוֹ - shelo - His
8) שֵׁלָה - shela - Hers
9) שֵׁלָהֵן - shelahen - Theirs (group of females)
10) שֵׁלָהֵם - shelahem - Theirs (group of males)
Table's image attached.
Singular and Plural, basic rules.
This is the most common effect of plurality:
Males: the 's' becomes 'ים', for example: dog-כֵּלֵב --> dogs-כְּלָבִים. (for male dogs, we will elaborate soon).
Females: the 's' become 'ות', for example: door-דֵלֵת --> doors-דְלָתוֹת. (in Hebrew door is at feminine form, we will elaborate soon).
When talking about the gender we mean the grammatical gander - whether feminine or Masculine, we will use the words - female and male when talking about the grammatical gender in this course.
Important: when the instructors says that when an object ends with 'ת' is a female, he means that it is most of the times, but not always, there are exceptions , only pure experience will get you to know the grammatical gender of every object in Hebrew.
Examples via pictures can be found here
Attached: more examples
In Hebrew we notice the gender of the animal, and word 'it-זֶה' changes from female to male.
זֶה - ze - it (male).
זוּ - zoo - it (female).
the same goes for objects, but you can't really know the gender of an object, right? it comes only by the experience of practicing in Hebrew, don't worry about it.
In Hebrew the verbs is a very topic, and not very simple to understand . The verbs can not be taught in several lessons,it takes years of practice to understand and recognise all the tenses and the conjugations. here we try to simplify it as much as possible. We give you the basic rules of verbs, but the vocabulary is endless, so with the basics and a very special website (down below) you will have the tools to practice and learn as many verbs as possible.
Verbs in the lesson:
1) כ.ת.ב - Write root.
2) א.ה.ב - Love root.
You don't need to completely know all the verbs in order to speak Hebrew, or to finish this course, but here are some tips how you can enhance your knowledge with verbs:
1) first, understand that every verb have at least 6 forms (pronouns x tenses).
2) In this site you can choose your verb in english, choose tense, gender and S/P, and get all it's forms, so every time you need a specific verb, check this site and enhance your vocabulary, save it to your favourites, this is very helpful (more information in the Bonus section).
The verb in this lesson: (root)
ר.ק.ד (contain the meaning of dance, as a verb).
with all of it's forms, as you can see, every verb have a lot of forms, depending on the gender, tense, and singular-plurality, newcomers (and sometimes even local Israelis) makes a lot of mistakes with it, so don't worry about it, know the root, and let the locals fix you when you make mistakes, this is the only way to learn, other than that, use the site we gave you in the last lesson to know specific forms of verbs if you have too, good luck.
This is a demonstration for how to use the online Verbs-Tool, Here's the link.
In this quiz you are going to read and learn new words, it is highly recommended that you will write the words in your notebook to enrich your vocabulary. (I'm going to comment the word's meaning in english as well for you).
Note: this quiz is for you to test your progress so far, and how you can now practice your hebrew everywhere and learn new words.
The most confusing difference between Hebrew and English, is that in Hebrew the noun always comes first, even if there's adjective attached to it, unlike english. Another example you are familiar with is "Mazal Tov", and here's why:
English - Good(adj) Luck(n), reminder: Luck - מזל - mazal, Good - טוב - tov.
Hebrew - mazal(n) tov(adj), see? the noun comes first.
This quiz is all about creating new sentences, it's mostly about connections, but it's important to remember the "noun comes first" rule because I'm going to test you on that as well.
Other than that, I expect you to know all the vocabulary learned so far, some of the questions are vocabulary based, including question words.
Introduction to section 5 - Sentences
- As always, extra materials attached for each Lesson, don't miss any of it.
- Notebook can be very helpful in this section.
A great tip to enrich your vocabulary and enhance your Hebrew!
When you're feeling prepared, I highly recommend that you watch some full movies, like Prince Of Egypt, which is one movie that Hebrew is more suitable than English.
Try to use it for at least 5-10 minutes a day, it is a nice boost to your Hebrew.
1 Joke per day, and you're on your way to master Hebrew, and maybe get funnier (or less funny).