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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Hebrew Season 1, Lesson 12 - Asking What Someone is Doing. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and answer the question ‘What are you doing?’ in Hebrew.
Body
Eric: First, we’ll learn how to say 'What are you doing?' in Hebrew.
Yaara: [Normal] מה אתה עושה?(ma ata ose?)
Eric: First is an interrogative meaning 'What'
Yaara: [Normal] מה [Slow] מה (ma)
Eric: Next is the pronoun meaning 'You'
Yaara: [Normal] אתה [Slow] אתה(ata)
Eric: Last is the verb meaning 'Do'
Yaara: [Normal] עושה [Slow] עושה(ose)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'What are you doing?'
Yaara: [Slow] מה אתה עושה? [Normal] מה אתה עושה?
Eric: Ok, now let's take a look at how to say 'What’s she doing?'
Yaara: [Normal] מה היא עושה?(ma hi osa?)
Eric: First is an interrogative meaning 'What'
Yaara: [Normal] מה [Slow] מה (ma)
Eric: Next is the pronoun meaning 'She'
Yaara: [Normal] היא [Slow] היא(hi)
Eric: Last is the verb meaning 'Do'
Yaara: [Normal] עושה [Slow] עושה(osa)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'What’s she doing?'
Yaara: [Slow] מה היא עושה? [Normal] מה היא עושה?
Eric: Next, we’ll see how to say 'I’m studying.'
Yaara: [Normal] אני לומד.(ani lomed.)
Eric: First is a pronoun meaning 'I'
Yaara: [Normal] אני [Slow] אני(ani)
Eric: Last is the verb meaning 'Learn’ or ‘study'
Yaara: [Normal] לומד [Slow] לומד(lomed)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I’m studying.'
Yaara: [Slow] אני לומד. [Normal] אני לומד.
Eric: Finally, we’ll see how to say 'I'm not doing anything special.'
Yaara: [Normal] אני לא עושה שום דבר מיוחד.(ani lo ose shum davar meyukhad.)
Eric: First is a pronoun meaning 'I'
Yaara: [Normal] אני [Slow] אני(ani)
Eric: Next is the adverb meaning 'No'
Yaara: [Normal] לא [Slow] לא(lo)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning 'Do'
Yaara: [Normal] עושה [Slow] עושה(ose)
Eric: Next is the idiom meaning 'Nothing'
Yaara: [Normal] שום דבר [Slow] שום דבר(shum davar)
Eric: Last is the adjective meaning 'Special'
Yaara: [Normal] מיוחד [Slow] מיוחד(meyukhad)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I'm not doing anything special.'
Yaara: [Slow] אני לא עושה שום דבר מיוחד. [Normal] אני לא עושה שום דבר מיוחד.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Yaara: In Hebrew, we often say Ma na’ase ba-erev? Which means “What are we going to do tonight?" For example, if you’re with some friends at night and you haven't decided your plans yet, you can ask this question and it will sound very natural: Ma na’ase ba-erev?

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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What are you doing while listening this lesson?

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Saturday at 12:00 AM
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Hi Samuel Santos,


Thanks for posting and for sharing your translation!


Well done! Please accept a few corrections -


Good night! = "לילה טוב" - "good evening" is "ערב טוב"


Here I am in the class where learn Hebrew פה אֲנִי בכיתה, **היכן שאני" לוֹמֵד עִבְרִית. - note that "איפה" doesn't work in this context and that "ש" ("she") must be added before "I" .


Keep up the great work!


Best,

Roi

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Samuel Santos
Sunday at 06:51 AM
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ערב טוב Good night!

What am I doing? מָה אֲניּ עוֹשֶׂה?

Here I am in the class where learn Hebrew פה אֲנִ בַכִתָה אֵיפֹה לוֹמֵד עִבְרִית.

It's great זה מעולה

Thank you, friends! תוֹדָה רַבָּה, חֲבֵרִים!

ש. סאנטוס

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Tuesday at 07:44 PM
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Hi Orsi,


Thanks for commenting.


Good to know you're answering our quizzes. Your phrase here is missing though one important word: "את", are you familiar with it?

"Et" (אֶת) is used to specify objects (singular or plural). In your example, it would come before "החידונים" as: "אני עושה את החידונים האלה" - or, even better (since "do" is very general, we can use the verb "answer"): "אני עונה על החידונים האלה".


Keep up the good work!

Yours,

Roi

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Orsi
Sunday at 08:27 PM
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אני עושה החידונים האלה.

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Thursday at 04:26 AM
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Hi Stana,


Happy I could help ❤️️


Yours,

Roi

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Stana
Sunday at 06:34 AM
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Hi Roi, thank you very much for the comment and correction.


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Thursday at 04:51 PM
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Hi Stana,


Thanks for posting!


Your sentence has one error - since "דבר" is a masculine noun, one should say "אני לא עושה שום דבר מיוחד." - not מיוחדת.


Keep up the good work!


Yours,

Roi

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Stana
Wednesday at 02:42 AM
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אני לא עושה שום דבר מיוחדת.

Shelley
Sunday at 06:51 AM
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Thank you for your help, Lenny. I think that I understand. Is the verb not in the past tense as written?

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Thursday at 01:33 PM
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Shalom Shelley,


Thank you for posting.

Very good, please pay attention to a few issues:

I ate dinner before this lesson. Dinner was nothing special. =

.אכלתי ארוחת ערב לפני השיעור הזה, ארוחת הערב לא היתה שום דבר מיוחד

You forgot the negative, the second part of the sentence also needs to be in past tense and the adjective

מיוחד

Refers to

שום דבר

Which is a masculine noun in Hebrew and this is why it should also be in masculine form.


Happy Hebrew learning,


Lenny

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