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Hi, everybody! Idit here. Welcome to Hebrew Top Words. Today, we’re going to talk about 10 ways to remember Hebrew words.
1.
אני לומדת על השורשים של מילים ואיך מילים שונות קשורות אחת לשניה.
(ani lomedet al hashorashom shel milim ve'eikh milim shonot kshurot achat lashnia.)
“I learn about the roots the of the words and how different words are related to each other.”
In Hebrew, we have something called “root system”. Words from similar fields of concept or from similar source would have the same basic countenance. So, for instance, the word “airplane” is
מטוס
(matus); and the word “flight” is
טיסה
(tisa); and the word for the verb “flying” is
לטוס
(latus)
So you can hear there are slight changes in the words and sometimes it’s a verb and sometimes it’s a noun, but those two letters of “t” and “s” are still there and that kind of makes it easier to remember.
2.
אני מדברת כמה שאני יכולה עם דוברי שפת אם של השפה.
(ani medaberet kama she'ani yekhola im dovrey sfat em shel hasafa.)
“I speak as often as possible with native speakers.”
אני מדברת כמה שאני יכולה עם דוברי שפת אם של השפה.
(ani medaberet kama she'ani yekhola im dovrey sfat em shel hasafa.)
“I speak as often as possible with native speakers of the language.”
This is very important because native speakers can fix your little mistakes and your little bugs and maybe teach you some new words or some modern words or some slang that you might not learn otherwise, especially some rough slang. And that makes your Hebrew speaking much more natural than just studying it from a book or from a teacher.
3.
אני מנסה להשתמש במילה חדשה במשפט פשוט, כך שאני לומדת משפט שלם ולא רק מילה בודדת.
(ani menasa leishtamesh bemila chadasha bemishpat pashut, kakh sheani lomedet mishpat shalem velo rak mila bodedet.)
“I try to use the new word in a simple sentence, so I learn whole phrases, not just individual words.”
אני מנסה להשתמש במילה חדשה במשפט פשוט, כך שאני לומדת משפט שלם ולא רק מילה בודדת.
(ani menasa leishtamesh bemila chadasha bemishpat pashut, kakh sheani lomedet mishpat shalem velo rak mila bodedet.)
“I try to use the new word in a simple sentence, so I study a whole phrase and not just an individual word.”
When you just learn a word, you might not be able to actually use it when you want to, when you find the need to use that word even though you know it somewhere in the back of your head. But when you create a situation in your mind in which you will use this word or a phrase that’s very, very useful for that specific word, then you kind of have it more handy in your memory to pull it out whenever you actually need to.
4.
אני מנסה לחשוב בעברית כך שזה ייעשה טבעי לתהליך החשיבה שלי.
(ani menasa lachshov beivrit kakh sheze ye'ase tivyi letahalikh hachashiva sheli.)
“I try to think in Hebrew so it becomes natural to my thought process.”
אני מנסה לחשוב בעברית כך שזה ייעשה טבעי לתהליך החשיבה שלי.
(ani menasa lachshov beivrit kakh sheze ye'ase tivyi letahalikh hachashiva sheli.)
“I try to think in Hebrew so it becomes a natural part of my thinking process.”
I remember years ago when I just studied English and I was just a little girl, all of the sudden, I found myself thinking in English and dreaming in English and that’s really important thing to do also because when you think it, you can speak it. If you don’t think before you speak then nothing is going to come out. It’s going to come out very like, you know, huh, duh, eh. If you think about stuff not just before you’re speaking, but just in general, making conversations in your head, that would really help you use it in a very, very fluent way.
5.
אני מקשיבה לשירים ומשננת את המילים.
(ani makshiva leshirim vemeshanenet et hamilim.)
“I listen to songs and memorize the lyrics.”
This is like one of my favorite ways to actually learn new language and learn new vocabulary and new sentences. It’s just a fun way and there’s something about a song that you wouldn’t forget so easily like just speaking. It’s a song, it’s stuck in your head and you want to sing it. It comes from somewhere in your soul and when you memorize the word which is something that I love doing, I love knowing the lyrics of songs, then it just makes you feel like so much more comfortable. And I did that with French and I actually did that with the German too and I studied quite a bit of German just from German music so that’s kind of fun.
6.
אני מקשרת מילים חדשות עם מילים שנשמעות דומה בשפת האם שלי.
(ani mekasheret milim chadashot im milim shenishmaot dome bisfat ha'em sheli.)
“I associate new words with words that sound similar in my native language.”
אני מקשרת מילים חדשות עם מילים שנשמעות דומה בשפת האם שלי.
(ani mekasheret milim chadashot im milim shenishmaot dome bisfat ha'em sheli.)
“I associate new words with similar sounding words in my own native language.”
So this is also a good way to remember individual words and to be honest, it kind of sometimes create really funny situations or very funny associations. It’s really, really good because if something makes you laugh, you’re not going to forget it. If something makes you smile, you’re going to remember it better than just something that you repeated over and over.
7.
אני משתמשת בחזרות. קוראת, כותבת, וחוזרת על מילים שוב ושוב.
(ani mishtameshet bechazarot. koret, kotevet vechozeret al milim shuv vashuv.)
“I use repetition, reading, writing, and speaking words over and over again.”
So sometimes, you can’t escape it. That’s something that you just kind of have to do. You have to keep repeating stuff to memorize them, to remember them especially when it comes to grammar. Sometimes, there is no other way and repeating is the best way to do it, I guess.
8.
אני צופה בתכניות טלוויזיה וסרטים מישראל, בשביל להחשף לאוצר מילים יום יומי ולקצב דיבור טבעי.
(ani tsofa betokhniot televizia vesratim meisrael bishvil lehichasef le'otzar milim yom yomi veleketsev dibur tivyi.)
“I watch Israeli TV shows and movies with English subtitles to expose myself to everyday vocabulary and a natural speaking flow.”
אני צופה בתכניות טלוויזיה וסרטים מישראל, בשביל להחשף לאוצר מילים יום יומי ולקצב דיבור טבעי.
(ani tsofa betokhniot televizia vesratim meisrael bishvil lehichasef le'otzar milim yom yomi veleketsev dibur tivyi.)
“I watch Israeli TV shows and movies to expose myself to daily vocabulary and a natural speaking flow.”
This is how I started English like what I studied in school hardly even helped me. I used to watch English TV all the time with Hebrew subtitles and now I’m doing the same with a different language as well. So it’s really important just watching TV because when people are going to speak with you and they see, oh, this is not your native language and maybe you’re struggling, they might “dumb down” the way they speak to you and speak slower in very simple words. But when you’re watching TV, you’re seeing how people actually speak and then you also have the opportunity to see the translation below and you can compare what they’re saying with what you’re reading and what you know already and quite quickly, you would expend your vocabulary and significantly improve the naturality of your speaking.
9.
אני מנסה לקרוא ספרים פשוטים בעברית, ולתרגל קריאה ללא ניקוד בשביל לשפר את יכולת הקריאה שלי.
(ani menasa likro sfarim pshutim beivrit, veletargel kria lelo nikud bishvil leshaper et yekholot hakria sheli.)
“I try to read simple books in Hebrew, and practice reading without niqqud to improve my reading ability.”
אני מנסה לקרוא ספרים פשוטים בעברית, ולתרגל קריאה ללא ניקוד בשביל לשפר את יכולת הקריאה שלי.
(ani menasa likro sfarim pshutim beivrit, veletargel kria lelo nikud bishvil leshaper et yekholot hakria sheli.)
“I try to read simple books in Hebrew, and also practice reading without niqqud to improve my reading ability.”
So reading without niqqud is something that you really have to practice and to be honest, most places you will go, there wouldn’t be any niqqud at all. People use niqqud today for kids’ books and poetry books, even if it’s simple poetry or high poetry, they always use niqqud no matter what. But in regular books and street signs and menus, you will never see it. As much as you can, try reading without it and starting with niqqud, slowly progressing to books without it. That’s something that’s really important because otherwise, you will always find yourself struggling reading stuff around you.
10.
אני לומדת עברית עם Hebrewpod101.com בשביל ללמוד משפטים מודרנים בעברית עם מילים שימושיות ליום יום.
(Ani lometer ivrit im Hebrewpod101.com bishvil lilmod mishpatim moderniim beivrit im milim shimushiot laiom iom.)
“I learned Hebrew with HebrewPod101.com to learn modern phrases and actual usable words.”
So yeah, HebrewPod gives you the opportunity to listen to how Israeli people actually speak and what they actually say. Whereas if you study in a classroom or from a textbook, most often, some of the words and phrases there would be kind of archaic and not something that people really use. So when you talk to people, they would know, oh yeah, like he studied in an
אולפן
(ulpan). He studied like from a textbook and if you sound more naturally and you’re speaking more modern phrases, they would think, oh yeah like this guy has been living here. He’s talking to Israeli people. He know some stuff. So HebrewPod101 is a really good way to study.
Thank you very much. Goodbye!

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Which way do you like the most?

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Monday at 10:06 PM
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Dear abood,


Thank you for posting and sharing your question!


In principle, every type of exposure to Hebrew can be beneficial... using Hebrew subtitles means that one must be able to read Hebrew very fast and quite accurately, therefore it might not be a very constructive way to improve reading... but you're welcome to try and let us know how the experience went :) in any case - it can't do any harm to try 😉😄😄


I hope that helps 👍


Yours,

Roi

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abood
Friday at 04:55 AM
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thank you so much , but i just wanna ask you , will it help me if i put hebrew subtitle in my native language ?

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Wednesday at 06:56 AM
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Hi Rose Obioma Aniagoh,


Thanks for posting! ❤️️


The correct way to say this to a women is "את אישה יפה" ('at isha yafa'). "Ish" is "man", while "isha" is woman.


Happy to assist !


Best,

Roi

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Rose Obioma Aniagoh
Monday at 11:22 PM
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Todarabah Idit! Atah ish yafeh. Lehitraot!

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Tuesday at 02:27 AM
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Shalom Rachel,


I'm happy to inform you that the error has been corrected. Enjoy! 😇😉

Let us know if you find anything else! 😉


Kind regards,

Levente (לבנטה)

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Sunday at 06:45 AM
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Shalom Debra and Natasha,

Thank you for posting. We also have a Hebrew language forum at https://www.hebrewpod101.com/forum/ where you can ask around if someone would be willing to be your language partner. 😉

Let us know if you have any more questions. 😇


Shalom Rachel,

Thank you so much for pointing that out. I notified the team responsible for correcting our video materials so that we will correct it asap! Let us know if you find anything else! 😉


Shalom Sunil,

That's right! We are very happy that you enjoy our lessons. Let us know if you ever have any questions. Good luck!! 😇


Kind regards,

Levente (לבנטה)

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sunil
Friday at 02:51 PM
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Thanks for giving us listeners the tools to propel forward in eevrit.Ken,its a fact that speaking and understanding the jewish thinking with their sense of humour really helps.

rachel schatten
Friday at 05:39 AM
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also it says "memories" instead "memorize"

Natasha
Friday at 05:39 AM
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@Debra Manoff


You can use the Hello Talk app to communicate with native speakers. I've used it for less than a week and already it has helped me a lot with my Hebrew. :)

Debra Manoff
Thursday at 11:18 PM
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😞want to speak with someone directly not through email