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Hello, everyone! Welcome to Hebrew Top Words. Today, we are going to talk about 5 sentence patterns for beginners. Let’s get started!
1.
קוראים לי [A].
(Korim li [A].)
"My name is [A]."
קוראים לי [...].
(Korim li [...].)
"My name is [something, something]."
שלום, קוראים לי דניאל
(Shalom, korim li daniel.)
"Hi, my name is Daniel."
קוראים לי.
(Korim li)
is like “My name is…” or “I am called…”. It’s very useful when you want to tell people your name.
2.
אני [A].
(Ani [A].)
"I am [A]"
אני [...].
(Ani [...].)
"I am [something, something]"
In Hebrew, you don’t have be verb and you don’t have A like you do in English so you just say
אני
(ani)
which is “me” and then tell something about yourself. For instance -
אני סטודנטית לאמנות
(Ani studentit leamanut.)
"I am an art student."
סטודנט
(student)
is a student in male.
סטודנטית
(studenttit)
is a female student. When we say
סטודנט
(student)
or
סטודנטית
(studenttit)
in Hebrew, we don’t mean high school or middle school or anything else except for university or college, higher education. When we want to state what we’re learning, before the subject, we say
ל
(le).
If I study History, I would say
אני סטודנטית להיסטוריה.
(Ani studentit lehistoria.)
3.
היכן נמצא [A]?
(Heikhan nimtsa [A].)
"Where is [A]?"
היכן נמצא [...]?
(Heikhan nimtsa [...].)
"Where is [something, something]?"
This is a good way to ask for anything’s location. So it can be something that is informed with a “the” or without. For instance, with a “the”, I can say
היכן נמצא בניין העירייה?
(Heykhan nimtsa binyan hayria?)
"Where is the city hall building?"
Because
בניין העירייה
(binyan hayria)
is a smichut, we use (ha) only in the second word. If I’m asking for something that is not informed like a bus station, any bus station, I would use a different kind of structure which is
היכן יש...?
(Heikhan yesh...?)
“Where is the ...?”
היכן יש תחנת אוטובוס?
(Heikhan yesh tachanat otobus?)
“Where is a bus stop?”
We’re not talking about a specific one, we’re talking about anything. So it’s not
היכן נמצא
(heykhan nimtsa)
but
היכן יש
(heikhan yesh).
4.
אני גר ב [A].
(Ani gar be [A].)
"I live in [A (noun)]."
אני גר ב [...].
(Ani gar be [....].)
"I live in [something, something]."
This is when you want to tell people where you live. For instance -
אני גר בתל אביב
(Ani gar betel aviv.)
"I live in Tel Aviv."
Now, this is much easier actually than English because in English, you have in, at and... on right? But in Hebrew, it’s just
ב
(be).
All of them are the same thing and it’s
ב
(be).
So if you live somewhere else, maybe you will live in Jaffa, you would say
אני גר ביפו.
(Ani gar beYaffo.)
5.
אני אוהב [A].
(Ani ohev [A].)
"I like [A] (verb or noun)."
אני אוהב [A].
(Ani ohev [...].)
"I like [something, something)."
A good example, if you like some sort of a noun, you would say
אני אוהב שוקולד.
(Ani ohev shokolad.)
"I like chocolate."
So for instance, if you would like to say in Hebrew, “I like to swim.”, you would say
אני אוהב לשחות.
(Ani ohev lischot.)
You would use the neutral form of the verb which usually start with /l/,
לשחות
(lischot).
All right everybody, that’s it. Those were five sentence patterns that you can use for beginners. You can use them in a lot of things, put whatever noun, adjective or adverb that you want into those. Let me know in the comments which one do you like, give me some examples and I’ll see you next time. Bye-bye.
להתראות
(leitraot)

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Which word or phrase do you like the most?

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Friday at 05:43 PM
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Hi Johnny,


Thanks for posting.


There is no special reason for this. These two words (איפה and היכן) are synonyms, and both could be used here.👍


Yours,

Roi

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Johnny
Thursday at 07:46 PM
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למה "היכן נמצא" ולא "איפה"?


תודה!

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Wednesday at 12:37 AM
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Hi Devorah!


Thanks for commenting. (Re-posting as there was some bug on the last message)


Efo and Heykhan are synonyms, and you can use them mostly interchangeably. There would be no problem to use here "Eifo" as well.


Yours,

Roi

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Devorah
Saturday at 12:11 AM
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Why wouldn't you say Efo vs Heyhan nimza?