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פְּעִילוּת  listen and repeat Some of us like grammar, and some of us don't. The word verb excites some of us, while daunting others or making...

Better Late than Never

מוּטָב מְאֻחָר מֵאֲשֶׁר לְעוֹלָם לֹא  listen and repeat Yesterday my great-uncle had his בַּר מִצְוָה ( listen and repeat) - Bar Mitzvah. Yes, my great uncle. He's 82....

Together

בְּיַחַד  listen and repeat Today is ט"וּ בְּאָב ( listen and repeat) - the 15th of the Jewish month of Av - which is the Jewish day of...

Number, Stories and Hair

מִסְפָּר  listen and repeat [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPZ13K9HqT0?rel=0] Visit Ktzat Ivrit .

How to Say ‘Compromise’ in Hebrew

פְּשָׁרָה  listen and repeat An important tool for conflict resolution is compromise. The Hebrew word for a compromise is פְּשָׁרָה ( listen and repeat), while to compromise is the reflexive-intensive הִתְפַּעֵל verb,...

How to Say ‘to Staff’ in Hebrew

לְאַיֵּשׁ  listen and repeat If you read the title of this post and didn't quite understand what I'm getting it, you're probably not the only...

How to Say ‘Moving’ in Hebrew

לַעֲבוֹר דִּירָה  listen and repeat In English, we talk about moving from one residence to another. The Hebrew word for residence is דִּירָה ( listen...

How to Say ‘Destiny’ in Hebrew

גּוֹרָל, יִעוּד [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV369KgX1A8?rel=0]Visit Ktzat Ivrit .

How to Say ‘Secular’ in Hebrew

חִלּוֹנִי, חִלּוֹנִית  listen and repeat In yesterday's dose of Hebrew, we saw the root for profane or not sacred is ח.ל.ל (kh.l.l). This is the root of the...

How to Say ‘Sand’ in Hebrew

חוֹל  listen and repeat Last week, I wrote a post on the Hebrew term for mermaid and how that relates to the name of the Israeli coastal...

How to Say ‘Witty’ in Hebrew

שָׁנוּן, שְׁנוּנָה  listen and repeat If you're familiar with Jewish prayer in its original Hebrew, you probably know the phrase וְשִׁנַּנְתָּם לְבָנֶיךָ ( listen and repeat) -...

How to Say ‘Badger’ and ‘to Dig’ in Hebrew

לַחְפּוֹר  listen and repeat The Ancient- as well as Modern-Hebrew word for to dig is לַחְפּוֹר ( listen and repeat), of the root ח.פ.ר (kh.p.r) and the active-simple פָּעַל...

How to Say “I’ll Know Better” in Hebrew

אֶהְיֶה יוֹתֵר חָכָם, אֶהְיֶה יוֹתֵר חֲכָמָה  listen  "When will the videos be ready?" "I'll know better once I manage to find all the right images."In...

How to Say ‘Mermaid’ in Hebrew

בַּת יָם, בְּתוּלַת יָם  listen There's a city just south of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, nicely situated...

How to Say ‘Baby’ in Hebrew?

תִּינוֹק, תִּינוֹקֶת  listen The Hebrew word for baby boy is תִּינוֹק ( listen and repeat), while the word for baby girl is תִּינוֹקֶת (listen and repeat).When speaking of...

How to Say ‘Theatrical Play’ in Hebrew

מַחֲזֶה (written before Shabbat) [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq2F_oeUGQ0?rel=0]

How to Say ‘President’ in Hebrew

נָשִׂיא listen and repeaRight now the fifth Israeli Presidential Conference is taking place in Jerusalem.   נְשִׂיא מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל,...

How to Say ‘Toothbrush’ in Hebrew

מִבְרֶשֶׁת שִׁנַּיִם listen and repeat A tooth is a שֵׁן (listen and repeat), while teeth are שִׁנַּיִם (listen and repeat) (a double form, even though many teeth...

How to Say ‘Ambassador’ in Hebrew

שַׁגְרִיר, שַׁגְרִירָה [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzEa5FIFDsM?rel=0] Visit Ktzat Ivrit .

How to Say ‘Every Other Day’ in Hebrew

כָּל יוֹמַיִם, כָּל שֵׁנִי וַחֲמִישִׁי listen The literal meaning of every other day in English is every two days. Its Hebrew equivalent is כָּל יוֹמָיִם listen. But there's...

How to Say ‘Uncertainty’ in Hebrew

אִי-וַדָּאוּת Human beings have a need for clarity and organization - we seek certainty in order to relax and go about our day. While certainty, in...

How to Say ‘Heartbreaker’ in Hebrew

 שׁוֹבֵר לְבָבוֹת, שׁוֹבֶרֶת לְבָבוֹת There are heartbreakers, and there's everybody else. Sometimes there's crossover. The Hebrew term for heartbreaker when referring to a male is...

how to say “to enjoy” in Hebrew

 לֵהָנוֹת   Every season has its perks. But with the arrival of summer in the northern hemisphere, now's the time that people are really starting to...

Your Weekly Video Dose – How To Say ‘to Be Angry’ in Hebrew

לִכְעוֹס [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbEMl6uJb9Y?rel=0]

How To Say ‘Sunscreen’ in Hebrew

קְרֶם הֲגָנָה, קְרֶם שִׁזּוּף As it's warming up in the northern hemisphere, now's the time to get some sunscreen. The Hebrew term for sunscreen means literally,...

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