sábado, 29 de enero de 2011

Unit 01 - Lesson 05: Days of the Week

Let's continue the lesson with the days of the week :)

Yom Rishón (יום ראשון) --> Sunday

Yom Shení (יום שני) —> Monday

Yom Shlishí (יום שלישי) —> Tuesday

Yom Revi’i (יום רביעי) —> Wednesday

Yom Hamishí (יום חמישי) —> Thursday

Yom Shishí (יום שישי) —> Friday

Sábado = Shabat (שבת) –> Saturday

"Shavu'a" (שבוע) means week and the root comes from the number seven "sheva" (שבע) because the week has seven days :)

Etmol (אתמול) --> Yesterday

Hayom (היום) --> Today

Mahar (מחר) --> Tomorrow

Now let's join all together:

Today is Monday --> Hayom yom sheni היום יום שני
Yesterday was Sunday --> Etmol yom rishon (
אתמול יום ראשון)
Tomorrow will be Tuesday --> Mahar yom shlishi
(מחר יום שלישי)



Complete the gaps with the appropiate word in hebrew:

1) Hayom yom shishi. Mahar____________. Etmol_______________.
היום יום שישי. מחר________. אתמול_________.

2) Etmol yom rishon. Hayom_____________. Mahar______________.

אתמול יום ראשון. היום__________. מחר____________.

3) Mahar yom hamishi. Etmol______________. Hayom______________.

מחר יום חמישי. אתמול_________. היום___________.

4) Hayom____________. Mahar_____________. Etmol_______________.

היום__________. מחר_________. אתמול

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jueves, 27 de enero de 2011

Unit 01 - Lesson 04: Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Night

Welcome again :)

- Boquer (בוקר) Morning (06:00 - 11:00)

- Tsohorayim (צהריים) Afternoon (12:00 - 15:00)

- Erev (ערב) Evening (16:00 - 19:00).

- Laila (לילה) Night (20:00 - --)

Now let's join it with what we've learn telling the time:

It's 06:00 (six o'clock) in Hebrew "ha sha'a shesh", but now we can add "in the morning" "ba boquer" as in the following examples:

10:00 –> Ha shaá eser ba Boquer (השעה עשר בבוקר )

13:15 –> Ha shaá akhat va reba ba Tsohorayim (השעה אחת עשרה ורבע בצהריים)

17:30 –> Ha shaá hamesh va hetsi ba Erev (השעה חמש וחצי בערב)

23:45 –> Ha shaá reba le shtem esré ba Laila (השעה רבעל שתים עשרה בלילה)

Note the difference between "va" (va reba, va hetsi) is written with the letter "vav" and "ba" (ba boquer, ba laila, ba erev, ba tsohorayim) is written with the letter "bet".


Unit 01 - Lesson 03: Telling the Time

Shalom and welcome to lesson 3.

We will learn how to tell the time, pay attention :)

To ask in hebrew "what's the time?" we use "ma ha sha'a?" (?מה השעה), in the literal translation means "what" (מה) "the" (ה) "time" (שעה). So we have no verb.

The answer is "the time is" --> "ha sha'a" (השעה) and then the hour and minuts. Let's see some examples:

IT'S ______ O'CLOCK --> HA SHA'A _______

01:00 –> Ha sha'a akhat (השעה אחת)

02:00 –> Ha sha'a shtayim (השעה שתיים)

11:00 –> Ha sha'a akhat esré (השעה אחת עשרה)

12:00 –> Ha sha'a shtem esré (השעה שתים עשרה)

IT'S QUARTER PAST ______ --> HA SHA'A ______ VA REBA

01:15 –> Ha sha'a akhat va reba (השעה אחת ורבע)

05:15 –> Ha sha'a hamesh va reba (השעה חמש ורבע)

09:15 –> Ha sha'a tesha va reba (השעה תשע ורבע)

IT'S HALF PAST _____ --> HA SHA'A ______ VA HETSI

03:30 –> Ha sha'a shalosh va hetsi (השעה שלוש וחצי)

08:30 –> Ha sha'a shmone va hetsi (השעה שמונה וחצי)

07:30 –> Ha sha'a sheva va hetsi (השעה שבע וחצי)

IT'S QUARTER TO ____ --> HA SHA'A REVA LE ______

11:45 –> Ha sha'a reva le shtem esré (השעה רבע לשתים עשרה)

5:45 –> Ha sha'a reva le shesh (השעה רבע לשש)

10:45 –> Ha sha'a reva le akhat esré (השעה רבע לאחת עשרה)



Tell the time in hebrew:

a) 01:30 -->

b) 15:15 -->

c) 18:00 -->

d) 21:00 -->

e) 21:45 -->

f) 10:30 -->

g) 11:45 -->

h) 11:15 -->

i) 08:15 -->

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Unit 01 - Lesson 02: The Hebrew Numbers

Welcome to the second lesson!

Here we will learn to count from 0 to 10 in hebrew. There are two ways to pronounce the numbers (femenine and masculine). Now we learn the femenine and in future lessons we'll learn the masculine.

0 – efes (אפס)

1 – achat (אחת)

2 – shtayim (שתיים)

3 – shalosh (שלוש)

4 – arba (ארבע)

5 – hamesh (חמש)

6 – shesh (שש)

7 - sheva (שבע)

8 – shmone (שמונה)

9 – tesha (תשע)

10 – eser (עשר)



Add and substract, write the hebrew name of the numbers as in the example:

example) 1+3= ahat (


) + shalosh (


) = arba (


a) 2+3=
b) 10-9=
d) 4+2=

martes, 25 de enero de 2011

Unit 01 – Lesson 01: How to Introduce Myself

Welcome to the first lesson of unit 2.

We will learn how to start a little conversation and introduce ourselves. First of all let’s learn a little vocabulary:

Shalom –> (שלום) –> Hello, Goodbye, Peace

Ani –> (אני) –> I

Ata –> (אתה) –> You (masculine)

At –> (את) –> You (femenine)

Mi? –> (מי) –> Who?

Na’im Me’od –> (נעים מאוד) –> Nice to meet you

Lehitra’ot –> (להתראות) –> See you


Good, now let’s see the grammar.

Shalom –> (שלום) –> We use Shalom to say “Hello” and “Goodbye” but also means “peace”.

Ani Sonia –> (אני סוניה) –> I am Sonia (the literal translation is I Sonia, we have no verb in this sentence).

Mi Ata –> (מי אתה) –> Who are you? (the literal translation is Who you?, again, we don’t have a verb).


Let’s read the following dialog between a man (Dani) and a woman (Dina).

Dani: Shalom. Ani Dani. Mi at?

שלום. אני דני. מי את

Dina: Shalom. Ani Dina.

שלום. אני דינה

Dani: Na’im Me’od.


Dina: Na’im Me’od.


Dani: Lehitra’ot.


Dina: Lehitra’ot.




Introduce yourself. Example:

Shalom. Ani Sonia. Na’im Meod.

שלום. אני סוניה. נעים מאוד

Welcome to Modern Hebrew

Welcome to Modern Hebrew Blog

Welcome to Modern Hebrew Blog.

My name is Sonia (סוניה) and I will be your Hebrew teacher :)

In this course we focus on speaking, reading and writing in Modern Hebrew. Throughout the course students learn the Hebrew alphabet (Aleph Bet) and vowels, and acquire 500 words in Hebrew used in basic conversation on a variety of topics.

At the end of the course yo will:

- have a basic vocabulary of 500 words useful to his personal needs.

- know how to express basic feelings and emotions.

- know how to construct basic sentences in Hebrew.

- know how to read short texts.

- know how to write short simple sentences.

Enjoy :)