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Hi everyone! I’m Alisha.
Welcome to Conversational Phrases!
We’ve found that the best way to learn a language is to speak it from day one! And the best way to start speaking is to learn phrases that you’ll use in real conversations.
Today, we’ll learn conversational phrases about occupations. After watching this video, you’ll be able to talk about your job and ask what somebody does for a living.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue:
במה אתה עובד?
(Ba-meh atah oved?)
אני אמן.
(Ani aman.)
Listen to it again. Now, with the English translation:
במה אתה עובד?
(Ba-meh atah oved?)
“What do you do?”
אני אמן.
(Ani aman.)
“I’m an artist.”
First of all, you need to learn how to say “What do you do?”
That's: במה אתה עובד?
(Ba-meh atah oved?)
Listen to it again: במה אתה עובד?,
(Ba-meh atah oved?) במה אתה עובד?
(Ba-meh atah oved?)
This Hebrew sentence literally translates into “In what do you work?,” but it means “What do you do?” in English.
Now, how do you answer this question?
This is the pattern you’ll need:
אני[your occupation].
(Ani {occupation}.)
“I’m a/an [your occupation].”
For example:
“I’m an artist.”
אני אמן.,
(Ani aman.) אני אמן.
(Ani aman.)

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Thursday at 06:30 PM
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Can you talk about your occupation in Hebrew?

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Wednesday at 08:45 PM
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Hi Albert,


Thanks for posting your question!


No reason to get frustrated - this is actually very simple! 😄

'Aman' (אמן) is best translated as "artist", while "שחקן" is either "actor" (films/theatre etc.) or "player" (sports).

The feminine versions are "אמנית" (omanit) and "שחקנית" (sakhkanit).


Happy to help! 👍😉


Roi

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Albert
Sunday at 11:51 PM
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What the difference between 'aman' and 'sachkan' that written in conversation cheat sheet, it's a bit confusing me 😭

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Tuesday at 09:40 PM
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Hi kris,


Thank you so much for your kind words ❤️️❤️️


I wish you too a very happy Passover / Easter (/ both 😉) and hope you and all of our other students remain in good health and spirits during these difficult times.


Sincerely,


Roi

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kris
Tuesday at 10:54 PM
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Toda raba Roi for all your help.

Pesakh same'akh to you and your loved ones.

And during this Corona crises I'm wishing you a good health and stay safe.


Kris

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Tuesday at 12:48 PM
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Hi kris,


Thanks for posting!


'Artist' in Hebrew is pronounced "oman". It is a common error that people make and this word is often mispronounced as "aman" becuase of the kamats under the 'alef' - "אָמָּן" - but the kamats here it "small kamats" that actually marks a "o" vowel rather than a regular "a".


Happy to help :)


Best,

Roi

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kris
Sunday at 02:24 AM
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is an artist pronounced oman or aman?


Thx


Kris