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I have a question
« on: January 28, 2010, 02:47:52 PM »
I must learn the Hebrew language because I'm going to move to Israel soon.. I know some basic phrases and have a limited vocabulary but it isn't enough! And the greatest problem is that I can't read! I already know the aleph-beit but there are too many rules!
It's not that it's difficult for me to learn new languages, as I already know 5 different languages (German, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, basic Yiddish and of course my mother tongue American English) but these all are European languages, the Hebrew language has a whole different structure and grammatical rules.. I'm just hopeless! I've been trying to learn it for more than 2 years!!!!

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Re: I have a question
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 03:09:10 PM »
Here's another basic phase for you:

ארץ ישראל לעם ישראל
pronounced: "eretz yisra'el la'am yisra'el"
translation: "Land of Israel [belongs] to the people of Israel" (people of Israel = Jews)

Are you familiar with the vocalization (signs that stand for vowels, written under the letters)?

Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help (Psalms 146:3)

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Re: I have a question
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010, 03:30:12 PM »
Ahhh.... yeah I guess.. but it's too complicated!

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Re: I have a question
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2010, 03:32:47 PM »
When you move to Israel, aren't you going to study basic hebrew in the "ulpan" ?

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Re: I have a question
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 04:37:16 PM »
Yes. But I want to learn some by myself.. and it seems impossible.

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Re: I have a question
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2010, 03:37:58 AM »
I think reading without nikud can be more difficult since you don't really speak the language.

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Re: I have a question
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010, 02:49:57 AM »
It is OK now, I found me a good Hebrew teacher, hopefully, she's gonna be my wife someday...

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Re: I have a question
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010, 02:53:11 AM »
??? ??? ??????. ??? ???? ?????? ???

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Re: I have a question
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2010, 04:36:03 AM »
Is it that difficult?

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Re: I have a question
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2010, 04:49:23 PM »
Hebrew is very difficult! Serbian is much easy to learn :-)

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Re: I have a question
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2010, 09:03:33 PM »
Hebrew has a basic structure to it. The words I, You, You (pl), us/we, and they are the basis for past a future. And the infinitive forms of the words are also key for example sit is shev, and the infinitive to sit is L'shevet. Also the B, and the Ha and the v in front of the words make it very important to indentify they root of the word.

I hope this helps

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