Hebrew For Beginners

Learn Hebrew from scratch, speak, read and write! Unique system of learning, and experienced intructors.
  • Lectures 87
  • Video 7 Hours
  • Skill level beginner level
  • Languages English
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Course Description

In this course you are going to learn Hebrew right from scratch, with our special unique program that has proved itself for years, we are going to start with the basics and slowly get you up to a level where you have enough skills to get yourself 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's "Alef Bet" (ABC).
  • Read and write in Hebrew.
  • Go through the basics words (and more).
  • Build a basic sentence in Hebrew, including Questions.
  • Building a rich vocabulary in Hebrew.
  • Be able to communicate in Hebrew.

- You will have plenty of homework to exercise with, at least one huge quiz for every section, TONS of extras (MP3 files, presentations, PDF files and alot of bonuses), and a dedicated staff just waiting to answer any question you have!

- The course is huge, and to master all of it including all 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 by us and used in the last (almost) decade with amazing results.

Learning Hebrew has never been easier.

So what are you waiting for?? it's time to learn Hebrew!

We're also having awesome Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

What are the requirements?

  • Motivation

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 87 lectures and 6.5 hours of content!
  • Learn The Hebrew Alphabet
  • Read in Hebrew
  • Write in Hebrew
  • All The Language Basics
  • Have a rich vocabulary in Hebrew
  • Create sentences
  • Ask questions in Hebrew to get yourself around
  • Speak Hebrew!

What is the target audience?

  • 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

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee

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Certificate of completion



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


Demonstration of how to add Hebrew to your computer (based on Windows 8), and how to use a virtual Hebrew keyboard.

The keyboard web: http://mikledet.com/

you can also try:

http://cgate.co.il/convert/nikud.htm (this one is specially designed to write with vowel signs, might be useful for section 2)

Mac users: wiki explanation here (install Hebrew not Turkish of course :P )

Hebrew keyboards/stickers are sold in ebay, you can see here

But I really suggest that you create your own stickers! might be a good practice as well!


If you are completely new to the Udemy platform, this lecture will show you how to download and use our important extra materials!


Need help but don't know how to post a question? Don't worry, this lecture will set you up :)

Short quiz before we start!
6 questions
Section 1: The Hebrew "Alef Bet".

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.


Learn the next 3 letters: ה - Hey, ו - Vav, ז - Zain.


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.)


Learn the next 3 letters: ח - Het, ט - Tet, י - Yud.


Learn the next 3 letters: כ - Kaf, ל - Lamed, מ - Mem.


Words in this mini overview:

1) מזל - mazal - Luck

2) טוב - tov - good

3) כלב - kelev - Dog

4) מיטה - mita - Bed

5)אמא - ima - Mother


Learn the next 3 letters: נ - Nun, ס - Sameh, ע - Ain.


Learn the next 3 letters: פ - Pey, צ - Tsadi, ק - Kuf.


words in this mini overview:

1) מטוס - matos - plane

2) עין - ain - eye (same as the letter ע)

3) צבע - tseva - color

4) מלך - melech - king

5) סבא - saba - grandfather


Learn the last 3 letters: ר - Resh, ש - Shin, ת - Tav.


Words in this mini overview:

1) שלום - shalom - Hello / Peace

2) פרה - para - Cow

3) חתול - hatul - Cat

4) עצור - atsor - Stop

5) עכבר - achbar - Mouse


The final Overview for Section 1.

Extra materials attached:

A picture that includes all the letters and their default pronounciation,we highly recommend that you print it and hang it in your room.

4 slides

Alphabet Super PDF contains everything you need to get 100 in the next quizes, download it, print it, and study it!

Recognizing the letters
28 questions
Letters sound
29 questions
Section 2: Pronouncing The Vowel Signs

Introduction to Section 2, 'Vowel Signs'.


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.


Vowel signs make X (a random hebrew letter), sounds like Xe. (as in "pet", for example)

e: אֶ אֵ אֵי אֱ

Notice: PDF of all pronounciations of 'e' attached + WMA file for sound.


Words in this mini overview:

1) מַה - ma - What

2) אָז - az - Then

3) גַם - gam - Also

4) הֵם - hem - They (to a group of males)

5) זֶה - ze - It/That

6) כֵּן - ken - Yes

7) יֶלֶד - yeled - Boy

8) לָמָה - lama - Why


Vowel signs make X (a random hebrew letter), sounds like Xi. (as in "will", for example)

i: אִ אִי

Notice: PDF of all pronounciations of 'i' attached + WMA file for sound.


Vowel signs make X (a random hebrew letter), sounds like Xo, (as in "old", for example).

o: אֳ אֹ אוֹ

Notice: PDF of all pronounciations of 'o' attached + WMA file for sound.


Words in this mini overview:

1) אִם - im - If (Bonus: אָז - az - Then)

2) אוֹ - o - Or

3) כִּי - ki - Because

4) מִי - mi - Who

5) עִם - im - With (Practicly sounds the same as "אִם", but officialy ע and א pronounced differently)

6) מָקוֹם - makom - Place

7) תוֹדָה - toda - Thanks


Vowel signs make X (a random hebrew letter), sounds like Xu. (as in "udemy", for example).

u: אֻ אוּ

Notice: PDF of all pronounciations of 'u' attached + WMA file for sound.


Vowel signs make X (a random hebrew letter), sounds like Xe, but in the end of an english word, where the e is a "short" e, as in the end of the word "bronze", for example.

short e: אְ

Notice: PDF of all pronounciations of 'short e' attached + WMA file for sound.


Words in this mini overview:

1) הוּא - hu - He

2) מֵשוּלָש - meshulash - Triangle

3) תֻכִּי - tuki - Parrot

4) מִבְחָן - mivhan - Test

5) מִסְפָּר - mispar - Number


~~ 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.

26 slides

It is offered as a downloadable extra materials in the Overview lecture, we've put it here also because it might be more convenient, enjoy.

Don't miss the huge interactive presentation also offered as extra materials in the Overview lecture, it is a big help for you.


A demonstration video about how to use the virtual vowel signs keyboard.

Here's the link.

27 questions
Section 3: The language basics, and vocabulary enhancing.
1 page

Written introduction for section 3.

Time to put your vocabulary to the test!
40 questions

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

Materials attached:

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!


Words in this lesson:

1) מְהַנדֵס - mehandes - Engineer

2) מְנַהֵל - menahel - Manager

3) בָּטָטָה - batata - Sweet Potato

4) אֲנָשִׁים - anashim - People / Men

5) עֲבוֹדָה - avoda - Work / Job

6) עַגבָנִיָה - agvaniya - Tomato

Extra materials attached: over 40 long words with mp3 files.


Words in this lesson:

1) טוֹסְטֵר - Toaster

2) בַּנָנָה - Banana

3) סטֵיק - Steak

4) רָקֵטָה - Rocket

5) פּוֹפּוּלָרִי - Populary

Extra materials attached: over 40 Loan words with mp3 files!


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.


The Verbs

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.

24 questions
Reading new words
26 questions
Section 4: Creating sentences
introduction to creating sentences

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.


Connections in this lesson:

בְּ - in/at. Example: בְּגָן - In a garden.

בַּ - in the / at the. Example: בַּגָן - In the garden.

It can also be used to refer time, for example: בְּשָׁלוֹשׁ - At three (o'clock).

גָן - gan - Garden.

שָׁלוֹשׁ - shalosh - Three.


Connections in this lesson:

1) הָ - The.

2) וְ - And.

Example: "The rooster and the chicken" - "הָתָרְנֵגוֹל וְהָתָרְנֵגוֹלֵת"

תָרְנֵגוֹל - tarnegol - Rooster

תָרְנֵגוֹלֵת - tarnegolet - Chicken


Connections in this lesson:

1) מִ - From.

2) לְ - To.

3) שְׁ - That.


"The woman than walked from Rehovot to Ashdod"

"הָאִישַה שְהָלכַה מִרחובות לְאשדוד"

הָלכַה - alcha - Walked (female,singular,past), Verb's root: ה.ל.ך.

אִישַה - isha - Woman.


Extra material attached:

Table with all the "To+Pronouns" words.


Tip: when you feel like you want to point at what you are talking about, you probably need to say "et" right before it.


Extra material attached:

Table with the basic and most important question words.

Pdf file with ALL the Hebrew question words.

Creating sentences
13 questions
Section 5: Sentences

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.

Sentence #1 (Introduction)
Sentence #2 (Visiting a Friend)
Sentence #3 (Transportation)
Sentence #4 (Booking)
Sentence #5 (Dining)
Sentence #6 (Leisure)
Sentence #7 (Medicine)
Sentence #8 (Travel)
Sentence #9 (Time)
Sentence #10 (Social)
Section 6: Hebrew Handwriting
Hebrew Handwriting Introduction

Hand writing for the letters:



Handwriting for letters:



Handwriting For Letters:


Handwriting for letters:



Overview for all Hebrew script writing.

Extra materials attached: full picture of the Hebrew alphabet, printed and scripted.

Hand Writing
27 questions
Section 7: Bonus - tips to keep improving your Hebrew

That's the first Vocabulary enhancing exercise from our "Hebrew Vocabulary Enhancing" program.

Hebrew For Beginners students get a special price:



A great tip to enrich your vocabulary and enhance your Hebrew!

Here's the channel

When you believe (Prince Of Egypt)

I'll make a man out of you (Mulan)

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.


Here's the link to the website

Try to use it for at least 5-10 minutes a day, it is a nice boost to your Hebrew.


The Hebrew Jokes website.

1 Joke per day, and you're on your way to master Hebrew, and maybe get funnier (or less funny).


Never stop to practice, enhance your vocabulary with our new program.


With the program you can have a wonderful and rich vocabulary, a constant way to practice.

Section 8: Bonus - ETC

Counting in Hebrew, all the principles to count into infinity.


PDF files covers all the numbers, written in Hebrew with vowel signs as well.

3 slides

The principles of the Hebrew Gemetry, also used in the Hebrew calendar.


Hebrew Calendar Website

Extra Materials Attached:

- Hebrew Months list with extra knowledge.

- Hebrew Gemetry (downloadable PDF of the last lecture).

- Awesome picture of the Hebrew months and their holidays.

5 slides

List of all the Hebrew months, their length, their Holidays, and more.

5 slides

Learning some slang in order to deal with the tourist's scammers.

Section 9: Bonus - Helpful words (extra)
1 slide

MP3 file attached, listen as you watch the presentation.

2 slides

All days of the week list, with some extra knowledge, and the seasons of the year.

MP3 file attached, listen as you watch presentation

2 slides

From second to a millenium, and how to ask what time it is, and understands the answer.

4 slides

Helpful words in a restaurant.

100 Extra words !
11 pages
Section 10: Thank you

Watch it to the end, there's a nice surprise :D !

Thank you so much for learning with us! Please leave a review!


Feedback is very important for us to keep flourish and get better, don't be shy, give us an honest review :)

Instructor Biography

Mr. Guy Ben-Moshe , Hebrew Teacher, Israel

Guy is an enthusiast Hebrew Instructor currently in Israel, but taught also in New-Zealand (for 2 months), and China (3 months).

Teaching Hebrew to 6 years old kids (1st grade) for more than 7 years (an assistant to Itzik Pinhasov).

Volunteerly teaching Hebrew to newcomers (especially from the US / Australia), mainly children, to "Taglit" participants, and IDF foreign volunteers.

"Hebrew is not only our language, it's our heritage, knowing Hebrew, even basic, is crucial for every Jewish living in this world" - Guy Ben Moshe - גיא בן משה.

Instructor Biography

Itzik Pinhasov , Hebrew Instructor

Itzik is a Hebrew teacher with an experience of over 8 years in teaching.

Teaching thousands of students online world wide. For the past 8 years volunteered as a Hebrew tutor for newcomer families children (ages 7-12) . Have done countless Hebrew lessons for volunteered soldiers from abroad during his 3 year service in the IDF. Traveled to New Zealand and the states, and participated in Hebrew programs for children in Jewish schools and communities. With the assistance of Guy Ben Moshe , developed an easy way to learn and understand this ancient language. The system is unique and has been proven as useful by their large student community.

"We love what we do, and believe that In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn" - Itzik Pinhasov איציק פינחסוב

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