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Learn Real Life Conversational Hebrew and Boost Your Vocab - Greetings and Personal Profile

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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (31m)
    • 1. Introduction to Hebrew Vocabulary Series

    • 2. Introduction to the Hebrew Language

    • 3. Shalom and More

    • 4. Personal Information - Age, Location and What Do You Do?

    • 5. Likes, Dislikes and Hobbies

    • 6. Hobbies Flashcards

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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 Greetings and Personal profile. 


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. 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. Shalom and More: Hi and welcome back in this lecture, we'll talk about greeting and how to start a conversation, how to present yourself and so on. So let's have a look Hello and goodbye when you made someone or when you want to say goodbye, these are your different options. So of course, there's the well known Chalong, which I'm sure you know, Shot Lum, which means both Hello and goodbye. Literally Shalom means peace. So piece you can say when you want a great someone or when you want to say goodbye need the art means goodbye. Let's hit Rockport. It literally means I'll see you so they heat out. If you want to be a little more formal than you'd say, Hey, yeah, Shalom, which basically means farewell. Hey yeah, Shalem! Now there's also good bye and farewell, Shalom Villa HIDTA wrote, which literally means goodbye and see around Shalem. Very hit. What? And if you want to talking slang, then you'd say, Yeah, alibi, which actually is not Hebrew. It'll it's Arabic and English cozy. Allah is Arabic and by is English by and combination is Yellow Bay, which means CIA now. Another commonly used phrase is a Jalan Jalan, which again is not a brew, but it's commonly used in speaking Hebrew. So ah, Helen Lisa Holon, which is Arabic. And finally, if you want to ask someone how things were going, how things and you'd say Mama Mishima McNish MMA. Okay, let's move on to some personal questions. So if you want to ask a person how they're feeling, then it would be different for a male or female. So asking a male how it's feeling would be match long, huh? And female would be much low. Myth slow. So Slomka Or which means, how are you for a male and chlamydia for a female? If you want to ask someone how they're feeling, then you'd say if, uh, Maar dish again s at the Mars Gische, that would be for a male. For a female, you would add the Val Hey, at the end. If at Margie Shop s at Maggie Sha, how are you feeling? Do you want to ask a friend what's new? What's up? Then you'd say Mahad ash Mahad ash, which means what's new. If you want to ask, How are things going in slang? It's a whole F again if or less. And finally, if you want to see how everyone is, then you ask Mama Schlamme, Coolum, Which means how is everyone or how is everyone doing now? Some pleasant Terry's gonna beep elect because the newsreel everyone is very polite. Okay, so toda thank you or thanks. You're really grateful you want to say thanks a lot when you say toda haba bombings greatly . If you want to be a little more formal than you'd say. And in Madeira, I thank you on me. Or if you want to say to a female that it would be a name with a laugh. If you want to welcome someone, then you say Bev aka Shut. Which means you're welcome, Bev Akasha. You're welcome. And if you want to say it was my pleasure or it was nothing you say in the ads, MMA in the ad MMA, which means it was nothing so toda Thank you, Viveca Sha. You're welcome. Or soda. Thank you. In bad MMA, it was nothing. Okay. Next, if you made someone and you're pleased to meet them, then you would say Naeem Millwood now in met would which means pleased to meet you. And if you want to excuse yourself or say that you're sorry? It's actually the same word which is sneak, huh? Which means both. Excuse me. So if you want to ask someone a question, you say silica Excuse me, or if you accidentally bumped into someone and you want to say you're sorry when you say city car sleep, Okay. Last one for these lecture. How to answer a phone call. So you say hello when you answer some say hello and some just say answer with Shalom. But the most common is answering a phone call with Hello. Now if you're calling someone and you want to speak to someone, then you'd say If shell of Akasha let the bear in if shall be of Akasha which is may I please Leda Bell, which means to speak I am, which means with so together it's if shar Bev Akasha led a bear him and then you add the name. So let's say I want to speak to Alex if shall live. Akasha laid a bell him, Alex. And when you're done with a phone call, you want to say thanks and goodbye, then you say, Oh, duh, the hitter out. Which means, as you know already, thanks and goodbye. Great. So see you in the next lecture. 4. Personal Information - Age, Location and What Do You Do?: Hello and welcome back to the personal information lecture. But you learn to tell a little bit about yourself. We'll talk about three main questions way from how old do you and what do you do? Okay, so let's take a look. Where you from? So some common questions would be What is your name? F. Call him. What is your name? That would be for male f course in Lika and F. Kareem Laugh is for a female. What is your name? So F called him Laugh for a female or huh? For a male. Now you gonna answer the question? So you would say core M lee and then your name. So if your name is Natalie, then you would say call Imlay. Natalie. So try it out with your name. With whatever your name is, I'll ask you a question. And then you answer me with your name F. Cohen Lika. Or if you're a female, echo in LA Go on, answer me co Emily and then say your name. Okay, next question that I want to ask you is where he from so may for at that or may for at so That is for a female may for at and May 4. Attack is for a male if you want to ask in plural form if you want to ask a group where they're from. So you would say May 4 at Tim May 4 attempt, which is plural for ETA for you so attempt would be you include form May 4 attempt. Another way of asking is May, Hon, but that which is a little more formal, but it's still not super formal again. May Hon. May hunt. Meaning Where are you, Hata? Where you from? So again for female, it would be at Maicon at and for male form would be Mahan Atta. Now, to answer that question, you simply say une minute and then that your country. So if you're from the United States, you would say a knee may America. Or if you're a group, anyone answer than you would say. I not know May and then the name of where we're from. So let's try that. I'll ask you a or from a new answer, May 4 at or May Fatah. Go on, Answer. Say, a knee may and then Okay, you can post in the comments if you are able to do it and have the experience Waas Or if you have difficulties pronouncing it. Okay, next question is how old do you So we'll get to numbers in in a later section. But now it Let's just focus on the question Ben Comma is how are you for a male? Sorry. How old do you for male Ben Comma Atta? And for a female, it would be backed comma at now. To answer that for a male you say I need Ben. Then you say your age. And for a female, you would say a neat But I'm in your age so that's practiced as well. I'll ask you how old you are and you answer me If you're mailed in been comma data, if you're female then but comma at now I should answer. I need been whatever any backed Whatever. Okay, last last section here is what do you do so they know what you're from the know how old you are and I want to know what you do in life. Or maybe you want to ask someone else what they do in life. So the first question is, what do you do for a living Or what do you do in life, Ma data or say, behind MMA? Atta was said behind that would be for male. See, the Atta actor is male, and that is female Soma Atta, Or say behind would be asking a male what he does for a living or what he does in life. The mad at or Sabah time would be the same question for a female. Another way of asking, which is a little more formal but still not super formal, is bombing data or sick feuds for male. Then it's Bement atop or sick. It's for a female. It's Bemet at a second tonight, you want to answer. So let's say you work in a certain company. So you say une overhead. Behave lacked then the company name. So that's for male overhead. And read it with the tough in the end, like we said for female une over edit bay. But and then you add your the name of the company that you work in. If you want to answer what field you're working in and not necessarily the company, then you'd say une overhead or fifth for female of idiot but home and then you can say you're fielder industry une overhead or any over edit but home. Now, if you're not really working in your student, then you can say a Neelam Ed big or a Neelam edit there and then say the place what you study. So let's try to saddle, ask you a question. I'll ask you what you're doing. Life, and you should answer may either with the name of the company or the field or industry. Or if you're a student, then you should say what you're studying and where. So for a student, a Neelam edit, then say whatever you're studying there, then say the name of the college. So, for example, if I'm studying physics at Tel Aviv University, I would say une low med physical there University at Tel Aviv. Okay, so now we'll ask you and you answer me, Matt Atta was there became or my act or samba time? What do you do for a living? So now I should answer me. Either if you're working in a company or in a certain field or in university or some college. So go on, answer me. Okay, great. So I hope you already started practicing your Hebrew and you're getting at an idea of the difficulties of maybe some Assam hardships in pronouncing. But I assure you, the more you practice and the more you here and see the faster you will improve. Okay, great. So thank you, and we'll see soon. 5. Likes, Dislikes and Hobbies: Hi. And welcome back in this lecture we'll talk about what you like to do or what you don't really like to do. Okay, let's get into it. So starting with likes on the left here. If you really love something I would say as a female une or have it. And as a male, you'd say a need or have again a neo HEV is I love for a male and a knee. Or have it is I love for a female. If you just like something and don't love it, then you can say for female any made a hobby of it or for a male, you can say any met Bev meant hot Bev. That would mean I like she wanted to talk some slang And you want to say that you dig something then you would say for a male and he met Eliza une met as a or for a female than you would say any meta I was there une meta as they which literally means I die for it. Okay, Now, if you don't like some stuff, then you can just simply add Ah, I don't before the word. So I me or have means I love and any law or have means I don't love. But it actually also is interpreted as I don't like. So if you say about something, any law or have pizza, then it just means I don't like pizza. It doesn't necessarily mean I don't love pizza. It just means I don't like pizza. And it's also the same if you want to say that you don't love something. So if you want to say I don't love him anymore or I don't love her anymore So you would still say the same. He would say Any law or HEV OTA or a needle, or have it so again, I need local. Have his I didn't like or I don't love any law or have it. It's the same for a female. Now, if you want to say that you don't like something, but not that you don't love it, you just don't like it. Then you can also say une longue above it Une Loma hobbit. That's for a female. I didn't like something or someone, and for male would be a neat law Mecca Bev again, a knee law met Bev, and if you want to talk some slang and you want to say about something. I don't really like it or I don't dig it. Then you would say any law met any law met Eliza or any law meta. If it's a female une low meta again, which literally means it's not to die for okay, Lets keep going some common verbs that you can later on connect to your likes or dislikes. So the 1st 1 is study from the left. Less a heck. Let's ah heck is to play. Naishtat is to drink. Lee Start is to drink. Let a whole again let a whole. As you can guess, it's to eight. LaHood's is to run again. Lawsuits. Okay, let's see some more common verbs. This is probably a favorite leash on Lishan, which means to sleep now for those who are a little more energized. Let's hit a mill, which means to work out. It's pretty long word. Let heat a mill. It's one word, and it means to work out. So those of you who are artistic and like painting than you would say Les Sir Yeah, layer PSA. Yeah, let's say Yuh, And if you want, if you like seeing, like sightseeing or things like that. Then you can say near what near ought, which could also work for I just like seeing someone. Okay, let's keep going now to say why you like or dislike something. Then you can say key zit, which literally means because it's so Let's practice. Why do you like it? Because it's fun because it's healthy because it's boring because it relaxes me. Let's do it in Hebrew Keys there, Kif, Which means fun. He's there, Kif, which means fun and care fees. Also slang for, um, hash. So you want to be careful. If you say that to the wrong person, give me GIF. You might get in trouble again. So let's let's keep going if it's healthy. If you like doing something because it's healthy, then you would say Ki z Barre keys there by If it's boring and you'd say he's there. Moesha. A meme again. Kizza met Shot a meme. It's one word, Misha. Mm. I mean, something relaxes you. Then you would say Maar Guia, Maar gear, is it Marga? Okay, now let's speak some Hebrew. You ready to put it together? So let's structure some sentences and you can make your right now I'll just give a few examples. So the structure to be like this, it would be I and then either like or dislike. And then it would be to whatever kind of Urbi choose. And then he would say, Because it's and then you would given adjective. Okay, so let's try to set on me. I will have love less a thick to play ki z because it's gif fun. So it would sound like this, honey, Or have less a heck keys a GIF Let's go into another one. I need no have Leo. What? Had a short have the short means news But the rest you could make out yourself. Giza, Misha a meme any low? Have Nirat had a short ki za Misha? Mm. Okay. Last one, une or have lead a male key there, buddy on me, or have laid a male key? Is there, buddy? Okay, so good job on speaking Hebrew and we'll keep it up and see you soon 6. Hobbies Flashcards: Hi. Welcome back in this video we're gonna practice memorizing the hobbies vocabulary package through flashcards. So are you ready to go? Let's do it. Okay, so the 1st 1 is to play. I couldn't find her better image. Sorry about that. So to play in Hebrew is less sapphic. Let's a thick to drink is least thought least thought to eat Let a whole let air hole to run Love Woods loads to sleep Leash on leash on for the healthy ones to work out is Let's hit a mill The hit our Mel for the artistic ones to paint. Let's a year, Let's a year and to see as in to see a play to see a movie or just to see Lila. What? Leo What? It's a good job and feel free to watch this video again so you can know all the Hebrew words that you need to. Goodbye