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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Hebrew Season 1, Lesson 1 - Self Introduction. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to introduce yourself in Hebrew.
Body
Eric: First we’ll learn how to say 'Hi I'm Dana.' in Hebrew.
Yaara: [Normal] שלום, אני דנה.(Shalom, ani Dana.)
Eric: First is a noun meaning 'Hi'
Yaara: [Normal] שלום [Slow] שלום (shalom)
Eric: Next is the pronoun meaning ‘I’
Yaara: [Normal] אני [Slow] אני(ani)
Eric: Last is the person's name, Dana.
Yaara: [Normal] דנה [Slow] דנה(Dana)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Hi I'm Dana.'
Yaara: [Slow] שלום, אני דנה. [Normal] שלום, אני דנה.
Eric: Ok, now let's take a look at how to say 'Good Morning, I'm Dana Levy.'
Yaara: [Normal] בוקר טוב, אני דנה לוי. (boker tov, ani Dana Levy.)
Eric: First is a greeting expression meaning 'Good morning'
Yaara: [Normal] בוקר טוב [Slow] בוקר טוב (boker tov)
Eric: Next is the pronoun meaning ‘I’
Yaara: [Normal] אני [Slow] אני(ani)
Eric: Last is the person’s full name - Dana Levy.
Yaara: [Normal] דנה לוי [Slow] דנה לוי(Dana Levy)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Good morning, I'm Dana Levy.'
Yaara: [Slow] בוקר טוב, אני דנה לוי. [Normal] בוקר טוב, אני דנה לוי.
Eric: Next, we have a formal way to say 'Nice to meet you.'
Yaara: [Normal] נעים מאוד. (na'im meod.)
Eric: First is an adjective meaning 'pleasant'
Yaara: [Normal] נעים [Slow] נעים(na'im)
Eric: Last is the adverb meaning 'very'
Yaara: [Normal] מאוד [Slow] מאוד(meod)
Eric: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Nice to meet you.'
Yaara: [Slow] נעים מאוד. [Normal] נעים מאוד.
Eric: Finally is a formal way to say 'Nice to meet you.'
Yaara: [Normal] נעים להכיר אותך.(na'im le'hakir ot’kha.)
Eric: First is an adjective meaning 'pleasant'
Yaara: [Normal] נעים [Slow] נעים(na'im)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning 'to get to know'
Yaara: [Normal] להכיר [Slow] להכיר(le-hakir)
Eric: Last is the preposition meaning 'you'
Yaara: [Normal] אותך [Slow] אותך(ot'kha)
Eric: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Nice to meet you.'
Yaara: [Slow] נעים להכיר אותך. [Normal] נעים להכיר אותך.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Yaara: When introducing yourself, it's a good habit to shake hands in Israel. If you don’t want to worry about using the right word for men or women, just say na'im meod meaning “Nice to meet you.”

Outro

Eric: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Yaara: !להתראות

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Can you introduce yourself in Hebrew?

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Friday at 08:31 AM
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Shalom Hettie,


Thank you so much for your positive message! 😇❤️️

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

We wish you good luck with your language studies.


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Hettie
Monday at 06:45 AM
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Thank you so much, Roi! That's amazing and is the closest to anything similar I have read/found.


I just love the phrase from the film Dune and I think it is the perfect life lesson. Knowing this has also made me more determined to learn the language and I have convinced my sister to do the same - I think it is always best to have a partner to work with.


Thank you again for your time and effort, it's really appreciated.


Hettie :)

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Dear Hettie,


Sure, I'm happy to assist!


This phrase is a little tricky to translate, and I'm afraid it has no ideal translation in Hebrew. This is because "mind-killer" is a metaphor that doesn't work in Hebrew. I could translate it word-for-word, but it simply wouldn't sound natural.

An alternative for it can be "הפחד משתק" which is more a common phrase in Hebrew and means: "Fear paralyzes".

This can be extended to "הפחד משתק את הדעת" ("Fear paralyzes the mind"), which feels a little bit forced but still conveys the meaning pretty well.


I hope this helps, please let us know if you have any further thoughts/questions about this topic 👍👍


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Roi

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Hettie
Saturday at 06:01 AM
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Thanks, Roi, appreciated!


I would like to know 'fear is the mind killer', please. I have asked quite a few Jewish friends and family now and they either don't know or seem to disagree... I didn't realise the scripture was so difficult, lol.


Any help is really appreciated.


Regards,

Hettie

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Monday at 06:35 PM
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Dear Hettie,


Thank you for sharing your experience with learning Hebrew so far and for the great feedback! ❤️️❤️️❤️️😄😄😄


We are happy to have you onboard again and hope this time you will manage to achieve your goals! We will be happy to assist with the translation, what is the phrase you would like to see in Hebrew?


Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 👍


Yours,

Roi

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Hettie
Thursday at 03:22 AM
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Shalom! I am here for the third time in 2 years because I have Jewish family and I really want to be a part of their community but I really struggle to concentrate on languages. This is the year of no excuses!


I love how pod101 delivers language learning, the technique and the quality of the lessons are the best I have ever tried and this is my 7th programme that I have attempted to learn a language with...


I want to get a tattoo and incorporate Hebrew into this, would you be able to translate a phrase for me? I have asked my Jewish family and they aren't even fluent in Hebrew but they know enough to get by.


Thanks in advance and thank you for putting together pod101!

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Shalom Debra Franklin,


Thank you so much for your positive message! 😇❤️️

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

We wish you good luck with your language studies.


Kind regards,

Levente (לבנטה)

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Debra Franklin
Tuesday at 01:28 AM
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Easy to understand and learn. I like that you slow it down to hear the pronunciation.

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Hi Anneke Freeland,


Thanks for your comment and the good feedback!


Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions 👍


Happy learning 😄


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Roi

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Anneke Freeland
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