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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Hebrew Season 1, Lesson 11 - How to talk about Prices. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about prices in Hebrew.
Body
Eric: First, we’ll see how to say 'One Shekel.' in Hebrew.
Yaara: [Normal] שקל אחד.(shekel ekhad.)
Eric: First is the Israeli currency 'Shekel'
Yaara: [Normal] שקל [Slow] שקל (shekel)
Eric: Last is the number 'One'
Yaara: [Normal] אחד [Slow] אחד(ekhad)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'One Shekel.'
Yaara: [Slow] שקל אחד. [Normal] שקל אחד.
Eric: Ok, now let's take a look at how to say 'Ten Shekels.’
Yaara: [Normal] עשרה שקלים.(asara shkalim.)
Eric: First is the number 'Ten'
Yaara: [Normal] עשרה [Slow] עשרה (asara)
Eric: Last is the plural form of the Israeli currency - 'Shekels'
Yaara: [Normal] שקלים [Slow] שקלים(shkalim )
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Ten Shekels.’
Yaara: [Slow] עשרה שקלים. [Normal] עשרה שקלים.
Eric: Next, we’ll see how to say 'Fifty-five shekels and ten agorot.'
Yaara: [Normal] חמישים וחמישה שקלים ועשר אגורות.(khamishim vakhamisha shkalim ve'eser agorot.)
Eric: First is the number Fifty
Yaara: [Normal] חמישים [Slow] חמישים(khamishim)
Eric: Next is the phrase meaning 'And five'
Yaara: [Normal] וחמישה [Slow] וחמישה(vakhamisha)
Eric: Next is the Israeli currency 'Shekels'
Yaara: [Normal] שקלים [Slow] שקלים(shkalim )
Eric: Next is the phrase meaning 'And ten'
Yaara: [Normal] ועשר [Slow] ועשר(ve'eser)
Eric: Last is the plural form of the word 'Agora’, which is 1/100 of Israeli shekel.
Yaara: [Normal] אגורות [Slow] אגורות(agorot)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Fifty-five shekels and ten agorot'
Yaara: [Slow] חמישים וחמישה שקלים ועשר אגורות. [Normal] חמישים וחמישה שקלים ועשר אגורות.
Eric: Finally, we have the informal way to say 'Hundred and sixty Shekels.'
Yaara: [Normal] מאה שישים שקל.(me'a shishim shekel.)
Eric: First is a word meaning 'Hundred'
Yaara: [Normal] מאה [Slow] מאה(me'a)
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'Sixty'
Yaara: [Normal] שישים [Slow] שישים(shishim)
Eric: Last is the Israeli currency 'Shekel'
Yaara: [Normal] שקל [Slow] שקל(shekel)
Eric: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'Hundred and sixty Shekel.'
Yaara: [Slow] מאה שישים שקל. [Normal] מאה שישים שקל.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Yaara: In some places in Israel, especially markets and taxis, it’s common to bargain on prices. It’s also a good way to practice counting shekels!
For example, if you’re buying two items, each for 30 shekels, you can bargain to get the price down to 50 shekels for both of them. Don’t hesitate to bargain! It shows you’re familiar with the local culture.

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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How well do you know your numbers in Hebrew? Practice writing quantities in the comments.

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Tuesday at 09:33 PM
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Hi Samuel Santos,


Thanks for posting! We hope you've enjoyed the lesson! ❤️️


Note that the simplest translation of "time to go to sleep" is "זמן ללכת לישון" or (better... ) "זה הזמן ללכת לישון" (that's the time to go to sleep).


Enjoy learning Hebrew!


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Roi

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Samuel Santos
Saturday at 08:24 AM
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ערב טוב Good night!

It is 23:30 hours in Portugal השעה 32:שלושים בפורטוגל

Time to go to sleep שעת השינה

Thanks for the lesson תודה רבה על השיעור

שמואל סאנטוס

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Thursday at 03:42 AM
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Hi Shelley and ROBERT BRAGG,


Thanks for commenting!


@Shelley - thanks for the suggestion, I'll forward this to our editing team. 👍


@ROBERT BRAGG - Hebrew differentiate between feminine numbers to masculine numbers. Since on the first sentence "shekels" are masculine, we count them as "asarah shkalim". "Agorot", however, is feminine, and therefore the matching number is feminine as well - "eser".


I hope this is clear, please let us know in case you have any questions.


Best,

Roi

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ROBERT BRAGG
Wednesday at 12:47 PM
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Why is the number 10 pronounced as asara the first time and as eser the second time?

Shelley
Saturday at 03:20 AM
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Shalom team, it would be helpful to put the missing gender in the first two numbers of the pdf chart, feminine for eser and masculine for ham'sha since numbers are complicated.

HebrewPod101.com Verified
Monday at 12:49 PM
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Hi Fatima,

In numbers over 10, it is correct to use both singular and plural. It is more common to use singular when counting things that are counted regularly such as days, years, people, shekels, percentage etc.


Hope that helps,

Omer

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Fatima
Wednesday at 11:16 PM
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Hi

Why in the last sentence the shekel is singular and not plural

מאה שישים שקל