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INTRODUCTION
Jenny: Hi everyone, I’m Jenny.
Lenny: And I’m Lenny!
Jenny: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Hebrew Vocabulary, Lesson 13! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to geography and nature. These are five common types of plants in Hebrew. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at HebrewPod101.com

Lesson focus

Jenny: Lenny, what’s our first word?
Lenny: סביון
Jenny: Senecio
Lenny: (slow) סביון (regular) סביון
Jenny: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: סביון
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jenny: Senecio is one of the most common and prominent plants in the landscape of Israel despite its small size. The flowers are yellow, and they bloom in masses over a long period of time.
Jenny: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) פרח הסביון מואבק על-ידי זבובים ודבורים
Jenny: Senecio flowers are pollinated by flies and bees.
Lenny: (slow) פרח הסביון מואבק על-ידי זבובים ודבורים
Jenny: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: כלנית
Jenny: Anemone
Lenny: (slow) כלנית (regular) כלנית
Jenny: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: כלנית
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jenny: Anemone are common in areas with a mild or cool climate. In Israel, they bloom from late December to March mostly in the northern part of the country.
Jenny: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) כלנית היא בדרך כלל בעלת חמישה- שישה עלי כותרת.
Jenny: Anemone usually have five to six petals.
Lenny: (slow) כלנית היא בדרך כלל בעלת חמישה- שישה עלי כותרת.
Jenny: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: אקליפטוס
Jenny: Eucalyptus
Lenny: (slow) אקליפטוס (regular) אקליפטוס
Jenny: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: אקליפטוס
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jenny: Eucalyptus is a type of strong evergreen tree that can survive extreme conditions and has many uses, including serving as a source of food, honey, and medicine. In Israel, this tree had a very important role as it was used for draining swamps in the 19th Century.
Jenny: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) מוצאם של עצי האקליפטוס הוא באוסטרליה.
Jenny: The origin of eucalyptus trees is Australia.
Lenny: (slow) מוצאם של עצי האקליפטוס הוא באוסטרליה.
Jenny: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: חצב
Jenny: Drimia
Lenny: (slow) חצב (regular) חצב
Jenny: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: חצב
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jenny: The Drimia has a waxy, blue-colored coating that prevents water drainage and strong, deep roots that make it difficult to pull out of the ground, so it is often used to mark borders. The flowers form in a cone shape and vary in color from white, yellow and pink.
Jenny: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) שורשי החצב ארוכים וחזקים ומסוגלים לחדור דרך סדקים צרים בסלע.
Jenny: Drimia roots are long and strong and are able to penetrate through cracks in rocks.
Lenny: (slow) שורשי החצב ארוכים וחזקים ומסוגלים לחדור דרך סדקים צרים בסלע.
Jenny: Okay, what’s the last word?
Lenny: הרדוף הנחלים
Jenny: Nerium oleander
Lenny: (slow) הרדוף הנחלים (regular) הרדוף הנחלים
Jenny: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: הרדוף הנחלים
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jenny: Nerium is a poisonous evergreen shrub. This plant can reach a height of six meters and has white, pink, red or purple flowers. It blooms from April to September and can be found around the Sea of ​​Galilee and along the Jordan River near the Dead Sea.
Jenny: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) הרדוף הנחלים הינו צמח רעיל מאוד.
Jenny: Nerium oleander is an extremely poisonous plant.
Lenny: (slow) הרדוף הנחלים הינו צמח רעיל מאוד.
QUIZ
Jenny: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Lenny will give you the Hebrew – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Lenny: סביון
[pause]Jenny: Senecio
Lenny: כלנית
[pause]Jenny: Anemone
Lenny: אקליפטוס
[pause]Jenny: Eucalyptus
Lenny: חצב
[pause]Jenny: Drimia
Lenny: הרדוף הנחלים
[pause]Jenny: Nerium oleander

Outro

Jenny: There you have it – five types of plants commonly found in Israel! We have more vocab lists available at HebrewPod101.com. Be sure to check them out. Thanks, everyone, see you next time!
Lenny: להתראות

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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In your country, do you use specific flowers in ceremonies or special events that have a special meaning? Tell us about it below!

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Friday at 06:11 PM
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Hi Cindy,

@Sunil,


Thank you for studying with us!


Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.


Sincerely,    

Cristiane

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Cindy Yourison
Saturday at 08:48 AM
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This was excellent and useful. Thanks!

sunil
Friday at 02:32 PM
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Appreciate the lessons for us listeners to learn.Flowers are important to wind down as it has the aesthetic appeal and it is non commercial which is a rarity these days.I went to a park and there was this sign,flowers are to see but not to touch.Its the marigold,tulips and roses season now.

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Monday at 07:59 PM
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Hi Carlos Fellip,


Thanks for commenting and sharing this tip. I think it's a good idea and I will forward it to the right address 👍😄

In the meanwhile, if you're curious, googling the Hebrew words would refer you to the Wikipedia page of the plant, where you could choose your own language to see the right translation.


Happy to help!

Yours,

Roi

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Carlos Fellip
Thursday at 06:06 PM
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I really missed some pictures of these plants. Because their name change from place to place I think it would be easier learn their names with it.

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Tuesday at 10:10 PM
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Hi Shelley,


Thank you for posting!

That's a nice idea, thank you! Yes, סביון is like that - children call its white head סבא (saba) - "grandpa" :smile:


Sincerely,

Yaara,

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Shelley
Sunday at 01:31 AM
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I went to the internet to see the pictures. Is Savion like the American dandelion-after the flower dies a white seedhead is left that children like to blow away? חלבתי לאינטרנט כדי לראות את התמונות

Shelley
Sunday at 12:39 AM
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Your viewers would love to visually connect to the plants you have listed. Pictures of the leaves, flowers and tree shape would be most appreciated especially for the poisonous one. Visitors to Israel can protect their children if they kjnow what to avoid. Thank you.