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Yaara: Hi everyone, my name is Yaara, welcome to top 25 Hebrew adjectives. So let’s begin!
טוב
(tov)
“good”
.הגלידה הזאת ממש טובה
(ha-glida ha-zot mamash tova.)
“This ice cream is really good.”
נהדר
(nehedar)
“wonderful”
For the word “wonderful” we have another word in Hebrew which is maybe more similar to the word in English because it has the word “wonder” in it; and this is…
נפלא
(nifla)
So נפלא (nifla) and נהדר (nehedar) - they have very similar meaning.
You can use each of them for the word “wonderful”.
.הקונצרט היה נהדר
(ha-kon'tzert haya nehedar.) or
.הקונצרט היה נפלא
(ha-kon'tzert haya nifla.)
which means “The concert was wonderful.”
רע
(ra)
“bad”
!הפלאפל הזה לא רע בכלל
(ha-falafel ha-ze lo ra bikh'lal!)
“This falafel is not bad at all.”
No falafel is bad!
צעיר
(tsa'ir)
“young”
.עכשיו אני בת שלושים, אבל פעם הייתי צעירה
(akh'shav ani bat shloshim, aval pa'am hayiti tze'ira.)
“Now I am 30 years old, but once I was young.”
חדש
(ħadash)
“new”
.יש לי תספורת חדשה
(yesh li tisporet ħadasha.)
“I got a new haircut.”
ישן
(yashan)
“old”
You can’t say it about old people, it’s only about old objects, like an old car or an old book.
אני אוהבת ריח של ספרים ישנים.
(ani ohevet reaħ shel sfarim yeshanim.)
“I love the smell of old books.”
ארוך
(arokh)
“long”
"אווטאר" היה ארוך מדי.
(avatar haya arokh midai.)
“Avatar was too long.”
ראשון
(rishon)
“first”
Fun fact: in Hebrew, you don’t have names for the days of the week, you just call them “first day”, “second day”, “third day”... The first day, Sunday, is called
יום ראשון
(yom rishon)
הוא הגיע למקום הראשון בתחרות.
(hu higia la-makom ha-rishon ba-taħarut.)
“He came in first in the competition.”
אחרון
(aħaron)
“last”
בסוף השבוע האחרון נסעתי לירושלים.
(be-sof ha-shavua ha-aħaron nasati le-yerushalaim.)
“Last weekend, I went to Jerusalem.”
מוקדם
(mukdam)
“early”
אני שונאת להתעורר מוקדם.
(ani sonet le'hit'orer mukdam.)
“I hate waking up early.”
מאוחר
(me’uħar)
“late”
הוא הגיע מאוחר מדי.
(hu higia me'uħar midai.)
“He arrived too late.”
קצר
(katzar)
“short”
הייתם פעם בפסטיבל הסרטים הקצרים של תל אביב?
(hayitem pa'am be-festival ha-sratim ha-ktzarim shel tel aviv?)
“Have you ever been to Tel Aviv's short film festival?”
רחוק
(raħok)
“far”
הבית שלי רחוק מתחנת הרכבת
(ha-bait sheli raħok mi-taħanat ha-rakevet.)
“My house is far from the train station.”
מעט
(me'at)
“few”, or “little”, if you talk about quantity.
מעט מאוד אנשים הגיעו למסיבה.
(me'at me'od anashim higi'u la-mesiba.)
“Very few people came to the party.” That’s a really sad sentence.
הרבה
(harbe)
“many” or “a lot”.
בקיץ יש הרבה אנשים בחופים של תל אביב.
(ba-kaitz yesh harbe anashim ba-ħofim shel tel aviv.)
“In the summer, there are many people at the beaches of Tel Aviv.”
חשוב
(ħashuv)
“important”
האירוע הזה חשוב לי מאוד.
(ha-erua ha-ze ħashuv li me'od.)
“This event is very important to me.”
יפה
(ya’fe)
“beautiful”
באביב, הגליל ממש יפה.
(ba-aviv, ha-galil mamash ya’fe.)
“In spring time, the Galilee is really beautiful.”
קטן
(katan)
“small”
העיר הזאת קטנה מדי בשביל שנינו.
(ha-ir ha-zot ktana midai bishvil shnenu.)
“This town is too small for the two of us.” Beware.
גדול
(gadol)
“big”
This town is big…
וואו, הבניין הזה ממש גדול!
(wau, ha-binyan ha-ze mamash gadol!)
“Wow, this building is really big!”
מהר
(maher)
“fast”
היא נוהגת ממש מהר.
(hi noheget mamash maher.)
“She drives really fast.”
לאט
(le'at)
“slow”, or “slowly”.
השיעור הזה עובר ממש לאט.
(ha-shi'ur ha-ze over mamash le'at.)
“This class is going by really slow.”
שונה
(sho’ne)
“different”
השיעור הזה שונה מאוד מהשיעור הקודם.
(ha-shi'ur ha-ze sho’ne me'od me-ha-shi'ur ha-kodem.)
“This class is very different from the last class.”
דומה
(do’me)
“similar”
החדר הזה דומה מאוד לחדר ההוא.
(ha-ħeder ha-ze do’me me'od la-ħeder ha-hu.)
“This room is very similar to that room.
מנומס
(menumas)
“polite”
הילד הקטן הזה מנומס מאוד.
(ha-yeled ha-katan ha-ze menumas me'od.)
“This small child is very polite.”
נחמד
(neħmad)
“nice”
You can say it about places, and about people as well, and about experiences.
“It was nice.”
זה היה נחמד.
(ze haya neħmad.)
איך היה הטיול?
(ekh haya ha-tiyul?)
היה נחמד מאוד.
(haya neħmad me'od.)
“How was the trip? It was very nice.”
Okay, that’s it for today. Thank you so much for watching top 25 Hebrew adjectives. Don’t forget to subscribe, and we will see you on the next video! bye.

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

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Monday at 07:05 PM
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Hi Victoria and Isabel,


Thanks for posting and for the great feedback! 😄😄😄


We're so happy that you enjoy our lessons 😎


Keep up the good work!


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Victoria and Isabel
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Yaara is sooo funny!🤪


Regards ,

Victoria and Isabel

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Hi Ronald Klokke,


Thanks for posting and sorry for the late response.


We have a few lessons dedicated to colors, one of them is attached here as a link below

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I want to learn my colors. Where is this?

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Hi viv.


THanks for posting!


You already wrote the correct answer in your comment: מְנֻמָּס is "polite" (menumas) 👍


nice = נֶחְמָד (nechmad) 😄


Happy to help :)


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viv
Friday at 05:14 PM
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Hello Yaara,


Please could you tell us what is the vowelized version of "menumas" / polite?


I seem to be getting a shorter version of it in my dictionary like so:

מְנֻמָּס

The word, "nice," seems to be missing too in your Word Bank.


Thank you! Toda rabah!


best,

viv

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Thursday at 10:12 PM
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Hello, my Name is Bernhard Prawer and I started here with Yaara Rosenzweig the First 3 Lessons Hebrew Phrases, Hebrew nouns and Hebrew verbs. Lesson 4 does not Start. So I have only three Lessons und then every Lesson for every week, or how does it works? I would like to continue with Lesson 4. Yaara, could you explain to me how it works? You are a very wonderful teacher, und I want to continue. Also very excellent are Yaana and Idit. Thank you very much, and 😄😄 I look forward to your answer. Regards Bernhard

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Hi Louis Boer,


Thanks for commenting and for sharing this! Great tip!


Making connections in our head to words we know, antonyms or writing short phrases are all good ways to train new vocabulary and to memorize it...! 😉


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Louis Boer
Wednesday at 09:58 PM
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helps me to learn them in pairs: ראשון--אחרון , מוקדם--מאוחר, דומה--שונה etc.