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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Hebrew Season 1, Lesson 10 - Asking How Much Something Costs. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask how much something costs in Hebrew.
Body
Eric: First, we’ll learn how to ask 'How much does this cost?' in Hebrew.
Yaara: [Normal] כמה זה עולה?(kama ze ole?)
Eric: First is an interrogative meaning 'How much'
Yaara: [Normal] כמה [Slow] כמה (kama)
Eric: Next is the demonstrative pronoun meaning 'It'
Yaara: [Normal] זה [Slow] זה(ze)
Eric: Last is the verb meaning 'Costs'
Yaara: [Normal] עולה [Slow] עולה(ole)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'How much does this cost?'
Yaara: [Slow] כמה זה עולה? [Normal] כמה זה עולה?
Eric: Ok, now let's take a look at how to say 'What’s the price of this?'
Yaara: [Normal] מה המחיר של זה?(ma ha'mekhir shel ze?)
Eric: First is an interrogative meaning 'What'
Yaara: [Normal] מה [Slow] מה (ma)
Eric: Next is the noun meaning 'The price'
Yaara: [Normal] המחיר [Slow] המחיר(ha'mekhir)
Eric: Next is the preposition meaning 'Of'
Yaara: [Normal] של [Slow] של(shel)
Eric: Last is the demonstrative pronoun meaning 'It'
Yaara: [Normal] זה [Slow] זה(ze)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'What’s the price of this?'
Yaara: [Slow] מה המחיר של זה? [Normal] מה המחיר של זה?
Eric: Next we’ll see how to say 'OK, I'll take it.'
Yaara: [Normal] בסדר, אני אקח את זה.(beseder, ani ekakh et ze.)
Eric: First is an adjective meaning 'OK'
Yaara: [Normal] בסדר [Slow] בסדר(beseder)
Eric: Next is the pronoun meaning 'I'
Yaara: [Normal] אני [Slow] אני (ani)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning 'will take'
Yaara: [Normal] אקח [Slow] אקח(ekakh)
Eric: Next is the term used to indicate a direct object.
Yaara: [Normal] את [Slow] את(et)
Eric: Last is the demonstrative pronoun meaning 'It'
Yaara: [Normal] זה [Slow] זה(ze)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'OK, I'll take it.'
Yaara: [Slow] בסדר, אני אקח את זה. [Normal] בסדר, אני אקח את זה.
Eric: Finally, we’ll see how to say 'No, thanks. It's too expensive.'
Yaara: [Normal] לא, תודה. זה יקר מדי.(lo toda, ze yakar midai.)
Eric: First is an adverb meaning 'No'
Yaara: [Normal] לא [Slow] לא(lo)
Eric: Next is the noun meaning 'Thanks’
Yaara: [Normal] תודה [Slow] תודה(toda)
Eric: Next is the demonstrative pronoun meaning 'It'
Yaara: [Normal] זה [Slow] זה(ze)
Eric: Next is the adjective meaning 'Expensive'
Yaara: [Normal] יקר [Slow] יקר(yakar)
Eric: Last is the adverb meaning 'Too’ or ‘overly'
Yaara: [Normal] מדי [Slow] מדי(midai)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'No, thanks. It's too expensive.'
Yaara: [Slow] לא, תודה. זה יקר מדי. [Normal] לא, תודה. זה יקר מדי.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Yaara: A quicker way to ask “How much is it?” is Kama ze? Which literally means “How much?” Even when you ask for a coffee at the counter you can say to the cashier:
Kafe ekhad bevakasha. Kama ze? This means “One coffee please, how much is it?”

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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Let's practice asking prices here!

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Friday at 11:21 PM
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Dear Margaret Dutch,


Thank you for posting this important comment!


We accept your feedback and we will make take this to our attention in the future - I hope all commenters will try their best as well 😄👍


Enjoy learning Hebrew, and please feel free to contact us in case you have any questions.


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Margaret Dutch
Wednesday at 10:00 PM
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A general request relating to all comments and their answers: Can you please give romanised form in comments too for those offs who're TRUE absolute beginners and haven't mastered Hebrew script yet?

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Thursday at 06:26 PM
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Shalom Williams,


Toda raba for taking the time to leave us your kind ❤️️s! We are so happy to see you loved our lesson! 😇


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Williams Kuba
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Tuesday at 09:31 PM
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Hi Samuel Santos,


Thanks for posting and sharing your translations! Very good work 👍👍


Please accept a few corrections and notes:


1. How much those six books of history, please! -> ?כמה עולים ששת ספרי ההיסטוריה האלה

*note that "how much (cost)" in Hebrew is "כמה עולה" or "כמה עולים" or "כמה עולות" - according to the gender of the item in question and according to whether it's singular or plural.

masculine singular - "kama ole...?" - "כמה עולה"

feminine singular - "kama olah...?" - "כמה עולה"

masculine plural - "kama olim...?" - "כמה עולים"

feminine plural - "kama olot...?" - "כמה עולות"


2. "It’s expensive, but I take them" - "זה יקר, אבל אני אקח אותם"

*note that you wrote "יקר מדי" which is "too much", what wasn't meant in the English source phrase..

*note "אקח אותם" instead of "אקח את הם" - this is the correct conjugation.


I hope that helps! 😄


Best,

Roi

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Samuel Santos
Friday at 11:53 PM
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שָׁלוֹם רוֹעִ!

1. talking about books

לדבר על ספרים

2. in a bookshop

בחנות ספרים

שָׁלוֹם!

I like ancient history

אֲנִי אוֹהֵב היסטוריה עתיקה

4. How much those six books of history, please!

כַּמָה אלה שֵשׁ הספרים האלה?

בְּבַקָּשָׁה

One hundred sheklim

מאה שְׁקָלִים

It’s expensive, but I take them

זֶה יָקָר מִדַי, אֲבָל אֲנִי אֶקַח אֶת הם

תּוֹדָה!

צָהֳרַיִם טוֹבִים!

HebrewPod101.com
Saturday at 11:59 PM
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Hi Axelle,


Thanks for commenting on this.


Yes, we are aware of this issue and making already efforts to create lessons that are adapted to both genders. That said, please note as well that Hebrew is taught this way often, as the masculine 3rd person form is considered the "basic" form, and it contains the most basic grammatic elements that are necessary to understand the root system later on...


Please feel free always to post and ask us anything you want to know about the lessons or Hebrew in general - even if it's just the female forms that are missing, for example...

Yours,

Roi

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Axelle
Monday at 12:48 PM
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I am a woman :-( Please include the feminine form always. What is the point of me learning all the basics in the masculine voice?!

HebrewPod101.com
Tuesday at 07:35 PM
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Hi Orsi,


Thanks for commenting and for sharing your work.


Well written - these are 2 perfectly good ways to ask for a price 👍


Could you now maybe ask the same question, but for plural items?


Yours,

Roi

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Orsi
Sunday at 06:26 PM
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כמה זה עולה? / מה המחיר של זה?