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INTRODUCTION
Sherah: Hi everyone, and welcome back to HebrewPod101.com This is Beginner Season 1 Lesson 4 - Has the Israeli Airline Lost Your Luggage? Sherah Here.
Amir: שלום and I'm Amir.
Sherah: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use the preposition על. The conversation takes place at the airport.
Amir: It's between Doron and an airport clerk
Sherah: The speakers are in a casual setting, so they’ll be using informal Hebrew. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.

Lesson conversation

דורון: סליחה, המזוודה שלי לא נמצאת על המסוע.
פקידה: בסדר מתי נחת?
דורון: ב-עשר בבוקר.
פקידה: איזה טיסה?
דורון: אל-על מתל אביב.
פקידה: המזוודה תגיע היום בלילה. לאן לשלוח אותה?
דורון: לשרון פלזה שדרות התמרים 2.
פקידה: בסדר גמור. סליחה על האי נוחות.
Sherah: Listen to the conversation one time slowly.
דורון: סליחה, המזוודה שלי לא נמצאת על המסוע.
פקידה: בסדר מתי נחתת?
דורון: ב-עשר בבוקר.
פקידה: איזה טיסה?
דורון: אל-על מתל אביב.
פקידה: המזוודה תגיע היום בלילה. לאן לשלוח אותה?
דורון: לשרון פלזה שדרות התמרים 2.
פקידה: בסדר גמור. סליחה על האי נוחות.
Sherah: Listen to the conversation with the English translation.
Doron: Excuse me, my suitcase isn't on the conveyor belt.
Clerk: Okay, when did you land?
Doron: At ten o'clock.
Clerk: On which flight?
Doron: El Al, from Tel Aviv.
Clerk: Ok. The suitcase will arrive tonight. Where should I send it?
Doron: To Sharon Palm Plaza Boulevard 2.
Clerk: Very good and sorry for the inconvenience.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Sherah: Israel’s national airline is called “El Al,” which means “to the sky”.
Amir: It’s Israel’s main international carrier.
Sherah: El Al is known for its very tight security.
Amir: And for the fact that they only serve kosher meals and don’t fly on Shabbat or Jewish holidays.
Sherah: The first El Al flight was taken a few months after the birth of the modern nation of Israel in 1948.
Amir: The President at the time, Chaim Weizman, was attending a conference in Geneva and because of the embargo on Israel, he couldn't get a flight back.
Sherah: Israel solved this by taking a military transport plane, painting the words El Al on the side and flying it to Geneva to pick up the President.
Amir: The plane was returned to military use afterwards.
Sherah: And two months later, El Al became an incorporated company.
Amir: At first the company just leased planes from other companies, but they slowly began to acquire their own planes.
Sherah: And eventually the airline came to be the El Al we know today.
Amir: The first commercial flight for El Al was to Paris in July of 1949.
Sherah: Okay, now onto the vocabulary.
VOCAB LIST
Sherah: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary from this lesson. The first word is..
Amir: מזוודה [natural native speed]
Sherah: suitcase
Amir: מזוודה[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Amir: מזוודה [natural native speed]
Sherah: Next we have..
Amir: להימצא [natural native speed]
Sherah: to be found
Amir: להימצא[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Amir: להימצא [natural native speed]
Sherah: Next we have..
Amir: לנחות [natural native speed]
Sherah: to land
Amir: לנחות[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Amir: לנחות [natural native speed]
Sherah: Next we have..
Amir: טיסה [natural native speed]
Sherah: flight
Amir: טיסה[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Amir: טיסה [natural native speed]
Sherah: Next we have..
Amir: להגיע [natural native speed]
Sherah: to arrive
Amir: להגיע[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Amir: להגיע [natural native speed]
Sherah: Next we have..
Amir: לילה [natural native speed]
Sherah: night
Amir: לילה[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Amir: לילה [natural native speed]
Sherah: Next we have..
Amir: שדרה [natural native speed]
Sherah: boulevard
Amir: שדרה[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Amir: שדרה [natural native speed]
Sherah: Next we have..
Amir: אי נוחות [natural native speed]
Sherah: inconvenience
Amir: אי נוחות[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Amir: אי נוחות [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Sherah: Let's have a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first phrase is..
Amir: סליחה על האי נוחות
Sherah: meaning "sorry for the inconvenience".
Sherah: This isn't a phrase you’ll hear too often in Israel.
Amir: But it’s something you’ll hear in situations like the one Doron faced. It’s something you’ll hear in a professional setting.
Sherah: The phrase begins with the word סליחה meaning “pardon” or “excuse me”.
Amir: The next word which is על means “about”.
Sherah: The last two words are אי נוחות and these two words together mean “inconvenience”.
Amir: They can also be translated as “uncomfortableness”.
Sherah: Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Amir: Sure. For example, you can say.. איבדנו את ההזמנה שלך, סליחה על האי נוחות
Sherah: ...which means “We lost your invitation, sorry for the inconvenience."
Sherah: Okay, now onto the grammar.

Lesson focus

Amir: In this lesson, you will learn to report lost luggage at the airport.
Sherah: The sentence we will focus on from the dialogue is when Doron says המזוודה שלי לא נמצאת על המסוע.
Amir: He tells the clerk his suitcase wasn't on the conveyor belt.
Sherah: The first word we want to talk about in this sentence is the word על.
Amir: This can mean either “on” or “about”.
Sherah: In this sentence, it means “on”. We’ll talk a little more about this preposition later, but for now we want to talk about the verb used with it.
Amir: Right, and that verb is להימצא or “to be found” or “to be located”.
Sherah: In English, this is often just translated as “is”, especially when talking about the position of something.
Amir: This verb is used to talk about the location of things or the presence of someone or something.
Sherah: In the dialogue, Doron says the suitcase לא נמצאת meaning it “is not located” or “is not” on the conveyor belt.
Amir: נמצאת is the feminine singular conjugation for the third person in the present tense.
Sherah: If you were to use a masculine noun, you would say נמצא.
Amir: An example sentence using נמצא is התיק לא נמצא על המסוע.
Sherah: This means "the bag is not on the conveyor belt." Moving on, at the end of the dialogue, the clerk says סליחה על האי נוחות
Amir: Here the word על is used to mean “about”.
Sherah: As we have discussed in previous lessons, the preposition על carries the meaning “about” when it’s followed by certain verbs.
Amir: For instance, the phrase לחשוב על means “to think about”.
Sherah: Or לדבר על means “to talk about”
Amir: And לצחוק על means “to laugh about”.
Sherah: There are also certain verbs that are always paired with the same preposition.
Amir: Verbs that are always paired with על are לוותר על meaning “to give up on”
Sherah: And לסמוך על meaning “to rely on”.
Amir: And also להתגבר על which means “to overcome”.
Sherah: So, let’s give some examples using the preposition על.
Amir: Sure, the first one is שמתי את הטלפון על השולחן.
Sherah: This means “I put the telephone on the table.”
Amir: The next is סליחה על ההפרעה.
Sherah: And this means “sorry for the disturbance”
Amir: The last is הוא סומך על אבא שלו.
Sherah: This means “He relies on his father.” Listeners, don’t forget to check the lesson notes to reinforce what you've learned in this lesson.

Outro

Sherah: Okay, that’s all for this lesson. Thank you for listening, everyone, and we’ll see you next time! Bye!
Amir: תודה

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Has any Airline Lost Your Luggage? *Try commenting in Hebrew!

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Shalom Donal,


You are very very welcome. 😇❤️️ We were so happy to read your positive message!

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Donal
Thursday at 11:26 PM
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Thank you for this useful conversation. I found the dialogue well structured with good information on the verbs, especially those that tale 'al'. Todah rabah!

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Tuesday at 12:15 PM
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Hi Shirley Goodman and J.Kilic,


Thanks for posting your questions and feedback!


@Shirley Goodman - thanks for bringing this issue to our attention! This lesson has the correct version is "אי הנוחות" in the dialogue, and the wrong version "האי נוחות" in the next parts. It is worth mentioning that more and more people nowadays use the version "האי נוחות" and it is one of the most common errors that is made by Hebrew natives... it seems that we fell for it in this lesson as well in the text... I will forward this for update!


@J.Kilic - We completely understand your trouble reading Hebrew without nikud - this is a very intuitive process that takes experience and high familiarity with Hebrew, but this is exactly also why it is so important to train this skill, as - as you probably know - Hebrew is only very seldom written with nikud in the "real" world... Please feel free to post here in case you have any questions - we will be happy to assist 👍


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Roi

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J.Kilic
Friday at 12:46 PM
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Hi

I am a beginner for Hebrew language.I learned how to read But when the words written without nikud I am having hard time to read.When you know the language ,no problem but when you read and you don’t know what it means than to read without nikud becomes a big problem.Is there any possibility to write the words with nikud.

Thanks

Shirley Goodman
Friday at 06:15 AM
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Is it: אי הנוחות או האי נוחות

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Saturday at 12:45 AM
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Hi Susan Kurnedz,


Thanks for posting!


Note that you can download pdf versions of the lessons by clicking on the "download pdf" button under the video. Then you can print it out of course :)


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Roi

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Susan Kurnedz
Wednesday at 10:52 PM
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I have started learning with you & would like to print off my lessons afterwards

Please tell me how I do this

many thanks

Susan

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Monday at 12:26 AM
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Hi Joshua,


Thanks for posting! I'll try to explain.


The verb "to be located" for a feminine object in the past tense is "נמצאה" (nim'tse'ah) while the present tense is "נמצאת" (nim'tset).

The future tense is "תימצא" (ti'ma'tse), by the way 😅


I hope that clears you confusion 👍


Best,

Roi

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Joshua
Tuesday at 08:00 PM
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Hi! I have a question to this sentence from the lesson notes:


Doron says his suitcase לא נמצאת (lo nim’tzet'ah) meaning "is not located" or "was not" on the conveyor belt. This is the feminine conjugation of this word in the past tense. The masculine sounds similar but is spelled without the ה- at the end of the word, נמצא (nim'tza).


1. Why do you say lo nim'tzet'ah where there is no ה at the end of the verb and in the audio I don't hear the 'ah.

2. Shouldn't I leave out the -ת instead of the -ה at the end ot the word?

HebrewPod101.com Verified
Wednesday at 09:41 PM
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Hi Richard,


Thanks for posting!


Some lessons are made of audio only, in order to practice listening skills... these have no videos 😁😅


Enjoy learning Hebrew, and feel free to post your questions in case you have any..


Best,

Roi

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