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Learn Real Life Conversational Hebrew and Boost Your Vocab - Getting Around Town

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Lessons in This Class

5 Lessons (28m)
    • 1. Promo Introduction to Hebrew Vocabulary Series

    • 2. Introduction to the Hebrew Language

    • 3. Count to 100

    • 4. Directions, Maps and Places

    • 5. Means of Transport and Telling the Time

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About This Class

"Learn Real Life Conversational Hebrew and Boost Your Vocab" is a series of classes that will take you from beginner to Hebrew speaker, teaching you the core of speaking Hebrew!!. In this class we will focus on Getting Around Town. 


Come with me on a journey to learn the basics of Conversational Hebrew in just a few hours!!!

Hebrew is and has always been a sacred language - the language of the Bible. Since a few thousand years back it has become a modern language useful for many. If you want to know how to hold a conversation and learn in an easy and fun way, if you are thinking of visiting Israel, if you simply want to learn one of the most ancient languages around this course is for you.

This course was created with over 10 years of Hebrew teaching experience and tailored specifically for you, the online learner to make you Hebrew learning experience interactive, interesting and fun!!!

What is the Class About?

  • An amazing journey to learning the Hebrew language
  • You will deeply learn how to greet, present yourself, how to order food, how to get by in different social situations, how to find your way around and all in Hebrew!
  • You will expand your Hebrew vocabulary with hundreds of new words, including very useful common phrases.
  • Many words are accompanied by pictures to enhance the experience and improve the learning.
  • The course can be taken in just a few hours (if you want a quick crash course) or it can be taken in a deeper manner including exercises that will give you everything you need to take the first steps speaking conversational Hebrew.


How is the course structured?

We start with in introduction, where you will learn how to take the course.

We will continue with the very basics to you can introduce yourself and be polite. As the course builds up we will learn Hebrew for different scenarios and practice what we have already learnt.

We will finish with some Biblical Hebrew including known figures, places and prayers.



What are the requirements?

  • You need to know how to speak. Not Hebrew (we will teach you that) just speak. :)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Speak conversational Hebrew
  • Learn how to hold a conversation in Hebrew

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone that wants to speak Hebrew
  • Former Hebrew knowledge is not required

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1. Promo Introduction to Hebrew Vocabulary Series : no way welcome to learn conversational de brew and boost your vocabulary. Course. You learn to speak Hebrew like a pro my nineties Daniel, and I'm sort of five Brink's truck daddy. I have over 10 years of Hebrew teaching experience, and I've taught thousands of students worldwide. Read, Speak, write. I love to teach, and I hope that you'll love to learn from me. So this course was designed for anyone that wants to learn how to speak. It will enable you to expand your vocabulary to hundreds of words. We'll let you communicate effectively and confidently. You'll learn time to stand group. Hopefully, you'll get a nice Israeli. So end of this course will be able to confidently speaking group hold a basic conversation with any native Hebrew speaker. You'll one had a great in different scenarios. How to get around town, how to get by in social situations, going to a bar, a restaurant. And we'll learn this informal and common haber phrase to sum up. His course was designed for anyone that wants to learn Hebrew but doesn't have the time or money to go to Hebrew schools, along with a private tutor. Get a back Grandma, don't worry about stuff like that. All guide you step by step from not knowing any group to speaking Hebrew beautifully, so I hope you really enjoy the course and season. 2. Introduction to the Hebrew Language: Hi and welcome to the lecture the Hebrew language. We'll talk about a bit of the history of the Hebrew language, some pronunciation notes and male and female related stuff. Now, if you want to just get to actually learning conversational Hebrew, then you can skip to the next section. Otherwise, here we go. Okay, so I've been about the history of Hebrew. So Hebrew is historically regarded as the language of the Israel Lights and their ancestors . The earliest examples of written in Hebrew date from the 10th century B C. Today he re spoken by total of 10 million people worldwide. He proceeds to being everyday spoke a language somewhere between 204 100 psi, and in the 19th century it was revived as a spoken and literary language and has become, as of 1998 the language of five million people worldwide. Today, I said it's about 10 million. The United States has the second largest haber speaking population, with over 1/4 1,000,000 fluent Tabor's bakers. Modern Hebrew is one of the two official languages of Israel, the other being modern standard Arabic, while pre modern Hebrew is used for prayer or study, in Jewish communities around the world today. The Torah, the pent attack, the 1st 5 books and most of the rest of the Hebrew Bible is written in biblical Hebrew, with much of its present form, specifically the dialect that scholars believe flourished around the sixth century BC around the time of the Babylonian captivity. For this reason, Hebrew has been referred to by the Jews as LaShawn Cordish, meaning the holy Tongue, by the way, modern Hebrew, pretty modern Hebrew and biblical Hebrew, their old very, very similar. For example, in Israel, you don't study all three languages. You just study Hebrew and by knowing Hebrew, then you can pretty much understand and raid in prayer books, the ones that were mentioned above and in the Bible. Okay, so hey, bru is written from right to left. There are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet, and there are five final letters. The five final. It is our letters that when they come in the end of a wood, I read it differently. They're still pronounced the same, but they're just written differently if they come in the invalid. Hebrew has three verb tenses past, present and future and As a rule, every Hebrew word has a three letter route. It's called a shoe wish that creates a semantic relationship between words. Okay, just a few pronunciation notes in Hebrew. There are two letters that don't have an equivalent in English. What? The first letter is the letter yet again. Effect. So sometimes people write it just within H hit and sometimes with a C H, which is not to check, but it's hit. So in this course, all just right. The fete as in hate with an apostrophe. So whenever you see this hate with the apostrophe, that's the letter fit. Another letter it doesn't have an English equivalent is the Hebrew letter. Sadiq Sadiki, sometimes ridden T zed and sometimes just said it's pretty similar to the sound in the word pizza. So that's the Tadic pizza. So it will be reading here as T Z. So if you see these TZ, that's Hebrew Letter Sadiq and finally male and female. Now, unlike English, there a lot of forms of male and female, so in English. If you say I'm going somewhere that would be relevant for both male and female in Hebrew, it would be different you would be a neat hole. That would be a male thing I'm going or a neat hole if it that would be female Sam going now. Most words that are feminine end with a syllable Hey! Or with a letter. Tough. So as an example, Zoellick, which means to throw So Zoellick would be the male form, meaning a male is throwing. And Zoellick it would be the female form. So male will say unease. Aleck and a female will say needs a wicket, which finishes with a tough now singular words are made plural by adding a suffix whose form is determined by the gender of a singular form. Now the plural suffix added to masculine form is in. So if you take the words awake, so if it's a group of guys who were throwing something, then you would say ZOLL Kim with the addition of the I am of the at the end, that's for a masculine form. The plural suffix to a feminine form is what so singular form female singular form will be silicate and plural would be zero coat. So that's the addition of the art at the end. Okay, so in the next section, we're actually going to stop speaking Hebrew. See you soon 3. Count to 100: hi and welcome back. So before we actually talk about how to get around, we'll need to first cover some numbers because you need to know the number of the best number off the flight the time you know, important stuff like that. So in this video, we'll just talk about numbers. So let's go. Okay, so let's first learn how to count from 1 to 10. It's easy. One is a Hud Stein Shalash Every number I say repeated after me, Alba, Ah, Mish Fish Sheva, Schreiner, Tisha and Essar Again it Hud. Count with me going Ihad stay! Time shall lush Oh back ha! Amish Fish Sheva Shemonah, Tisha Sa. Okay, so that's what's simple. Just counting from 1 to 10. Now let's see how to count beyond that. So you have 11 to 19 and following that 20 plus it's repetitive, you know, like 2122 23 31 32 33. But 11 to 19 is the teens, so it's a bit different. So let's let's count Ihad. It's ah as you'll notice. It's basically pretty much than the name of the number, followed by the word essay, which is like teen 14 15 So hard ESA is 11 stain slush Oba It's so ha Amish shish. It's so Shiva s Shmona shock obviously. Okay, if you Nate repeated again. But we'll keep on going for now. Let's go have a look at the 20 to 100 which basically like I said, it's repetitive. So 21 would be a slim the hot assuming 20 So 22 would be a scream Wish staying s same echelon 23 s claim the Alba and so on. So then you just need to know the names off the different tens like slash am 30 are Behm, 40 machine and so one. Because once you know these, then you can just connect it. So slash team then if you want to count 31 32 it would be a slow seem The fact flash team this time Slow shame Michelle Rush etcetera. So let's keep going. How about even 40? Oh, about him 50 Harm mission Harm machine 60. She seem she shame 70. She's in. She's him 80 sh morning. It's like Shmona and then she money seventies like Sheva and then she team. Okay, so where were Wish more name is 80 tissue team is 90 and mayor is 100. So basically from the structure, you will be able to put together any number between 0 to 100. So let's just ask you how old you are. Let's see if you can reply. So let's I your 46. Okay, so let's try this out. How old you been, Comma data. So 46 would be our by him and 60th shish. It would be over, but in the fish, let's say you're 28. So you would say s frame fish money. Okay, so that's pretty much it for now. And actually you can keep even counting beyond 100 because it just continues. 101. Mayor Jihad Mayor. This time May official Lorsch. And you just add the word mayor. And then this is the same mayor s claim. Misha Loesch, Mayor Slim, the Alba. So you can pretty much count to 200 easily. Okay, So season 4. Directions, Maps and Places: Hi. Welcome back in this video we're gonna talk about directions naps so you don't get lost. So let's go. Okay, First, let's have a look. A compass. Get to know how different directions so north is called Cell phone South is called the Home East is called Missouri and West is called Mark I love. Now if you want to say I'm heading north than you would say self ona self Fiona So how would you say I'm heading east? That's right, Mrs Aka and heading South Doma as opposed to just staff Dallam and heading west would be my Okay. So now we have the different directions. Let's look at road directions. So if you want to ask how to get to some place, you'd probably get two marriages like go straight, turn left, Turn right, Turn back Consoling. So having a look at these arrows, it want to turn left. Then that would be smaller. Smolar. Meaning? Left You go right. That would be year. Meena. Yeah. Meena means right. If you want to go forward or straight, that would be Kadima, which is forward and straight is Yashar. So forward is Kadima and straight is Yashar And if you want to turn back, then you would say ahora a whore. Now a few more useful words. So if you're close, that would be car over Karl Rove. Meaning close if you're fire, that would be a hook that hook if you're near, that would be lay odd his nearby or next to lee Odd meaning near or next to. If someone tells you, go meaning less for a male or lessee for female. That means go less your shower and then go straight. Lefty you, Meena. Meaning go right for a female. Or if you're not walking but you're driving. Then you would hear Tisa for a male or peace e her female, which means Dr Okay, so now let's see. Let's say you do get lost, so you want some directions? So if you want to ask, how do I get to the whatever then you'd say if any media or for female *** le again say it with me s une McGeer If you're female. Miggy Yeah So what do you want to go? You want to go to the train? Then that would be like Give it again Train lock, Give it airport would be there. Ufa. That's two words. Death. Ufa literally translates to the field of flight. A synagogue would be baked, connects it bait connects it, which literally means the house of the Assembly. If you want to go to a mosque, then that would be Miss God, Miss God. And if judges your thing, then that would be Conair. See? Yeah. There. See? Yeah. Okay, some more words. If you need to get to the bathroom, then you would say F une aguila. Yeah, Shero, Tim Shero, Tim to the restroom or it's gonna go to the pact. And that's easy. You just say, puck punk, if you're hungry, you want to go out to eat? Then you'd say, Miss Adah, Miss Adah, And we'll cover more about going out and eating and food and all of that in the video about socializing and food. She want to go back to your hotel, Then you would say, if any McGee, Ella Malone lamb alone. And if you need to go to the store, then you would just say hanoud hanoud. Okay, Now let's what see what happens when we're on the road? So just a few things that might come in handy. Our festival. Let's look at the stop sign. You want to pay attention to that, although it's pretty in vessel. But in Hebrew, stop means that sore. If someone says he stop, that means that sore. Let's say you dropped your wallet and someone saw that, and I want to give it back to you than the chat at us or that So Okay, traffic light is called DMSO and red, meaning a dome, yellow, Sahaf and grand Green is yoke. So Adam Red Saho of yellow yolk green Okay, road in Hebrew is fish and freeway or highway is fish. My heel. Krishna. Here the car is a Mahan. It my hornet or relative, which also mean automobile or car. Medical needs or aggressive on a bicycle is often name or find name. Okay, what else? If you're driving around and you going to say some different kinds of settlements or cities or towns, then you might want identify what kind they are. So let's look at some settlement hierarchy, and then we'll speaks in Heber. Okay, so they're obviously much more than these four. But these air four, these four cover most. I think of the places in Israel. So here is city here a shoe. You're XUV is a small town. You're sure? I am not mistaken? It's anything under 30,000 people that say you're sure now we also have a moshav and Moshavi is actually unique form of settlement for Israel, where it's kind of halfway between a shoe of a town and a key boots, meaning each family in the moshav is financially independent, backed the mush of itself. There they have some mutual, um, financial doings, meaning they each have their own land that then they might, um, you know, get together to sell whatever they produce from that land. So that's a machete and a kibbutz we had she probably heard about it. Keep boots is a completely communal form of settlement, although it's not really existent today, even though there are key would seem in Israel. But most of them have already dropped that model of commune, and now they're kind of just people living there independently. A lthough there asked. Still some people Tim that work according to the very same old socialist equality model. Okay, so hopefully now you can get around and let's see if we can speak some haber. So if you want to know how to get to the Crown Plaza Hotel how would you say that? F a knee Mongia lame alone Crowne Plaza. And if you want to ask for directions Sorry. If you ask for directions and this is the answer. So how to get to the Crown Plaza Hotel? The answer is Tisa. Yashar barons are smaller. That's fun. It park. Okay, so you were practicing a few words putting them together. Tisa Yashar deci A shell meaning drive straight bottoms. Oh, Smoller. Um so is likes and small eyes left so take a left at the lights. It's north of the pack. That's for neat the park. Then you start to get worried. It sounds fire. So you ask. Is that a hook? Is it fire? And luckily, the answer is no. Zika off. She's No, it's near. Okay, great. So I hope you can already feel your Hebrew improving your accent improving and you're starting to pick up words that are repetitive so well done and see soon 5. Means of Transport and Telling the Time: OK in this video we'll talk about different means of transport and how to tell the time. So you could not only find your train or bus or flight yours. I won't be late for okay, so let's see how it goes. So a few popular common means of transportation. Let's that from the left. So a boat or a ship is Tina Fina. The bus is an auto goose, which makes sense. It's an auto like automobile. That bus autobus the car, as we said before, is relative or make on it. A taxi is Monnet. You can say taxi. Everyone will get it. But in Heber, what's called Monnet a bicycle? We've also said that before is or for name or fun name, which means plural for our fun. Fine is like a single wheel bicycle, and the train is Give it like give it that is, in the main forms of transportation. There might be some additional ones, but these are the main ones. Okay, now let's go and see how he can tell the time before we talk about the watch. Let's just talk about about the different parts of the day, so let's start from here. Morning. Good morning. Bucket of good morning. Broke a mourning dove. Good. Good afternoon. It's a hard time. Told him So how, Ryan? Which means noone. Toby means good. So how lying told him? Afternoon is Ah huh, That's a hell I'm harm means after noon. So in English, you wouldn't say good noon. You would say just good afternoon in Hebrew. There's good noon, which is somewhere around noon. And then good afternoon would be some would say 234 PM and on until the evening. So how had a hard time? Potvin is good afternoon. And in the evening, you would say arrived off f off. Good evening. Okay, Now let's see how to read a clock festival. You want to ask the time? You just say, Uh huh. Or if you want to ask at what time Say, At what time is my train? So you say a bit hazy Shot Soma Pasha is What is the time and bays? Isha is act What time? So we'll take a 6 to 7 o'clock example. But this goes for any time, as you can probably guess. So let's take six. So six would be shish six or five would be shash. Very Misha Chef. Very Misha. 10 past six would be shish the Acela shish the acela 6 15 would be shish vulva that ever meaning quarter six and 1/4 6 20 would be shish very same six and 20 shish very slim 6 25 as you can guess, would be shish a slim The commish 25 6 30 is said shash variety meaning 6.5 6 35 shash machine. The Hamish 6 40 is usually said as 22 7 a slim less shiver 20 to 7. But you can also say special baby 6 45 would be clever Sheva 1/4 to 7. But you can also say fish Albertine the Hamish 6 50 You would usually say Acela less Sheva 10 to 7. But again, you could say shashlik a machine and 6 55 would be ha Misha Sheva. But you can easily say Chef home machine Hamish. Okay, before we go into practice in Hebrew let's just have a look at some time units. So a second is Shania. And in plural it's a minute. Is the car in plural? Is the court an hour is shot. Uh, and in plural, it's shout. So you picked it up. You just add what at the end to most of the time units. So again, Shania Shania, Coat shot now. Full day, 24 hours. You mama? Yeah, Mama. Or in plural am, a moat. A week is Shiva or in plural shovel? What a month is whole dish anim. Plural. Surprise, Hoda. Shame not hold a short but hold Rasheem. And a year continuing the month form is Shanna and in plural Shannon. So second, minute, hour, day and week are all adding Just ought to make it plural form month and near. Add in to make it plural form Shana Shannon a year or years ago. Dishman hold a shame months. Okay, Now favorite Pat, Let's speaks in Hebrew. So if you want to ask someone what the time is Excuse me. What is the time? So you'd say silica? Mama ASHA. Excuse me. What is the time? The answer is Russia. A slim lay Hamish. Time is 22 5 Then you're starting to worry because you're not sure when your training supposed to leave. So you ask Mukai Hala, give it your debt. When is the train leaving? Metalious? Have a Give it your set. When is the train leaving? There. She, uh Hamish. Wherever. Berisha. Ah, Hamish. Wherever. At 6 15 Excellent. Toda Rabah. Thank you very much and thank you.