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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 15! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to geography and nature. These are five well-known cities in Israel. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at HebrewPod101.com.

Lesson focus

Jenny: Lenny, what’s our first word?
Lenny: ירושלים
Jenny: Jerusalem
Lenny: (slow) ירושלים (regular) ירושלים
Jenny: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: ירושלים
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jenny: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and its largest city. It lies in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea. Jerusalem is considered to be a holy city in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and as a result, it has been the focus of wars and conflicts which unfortunately continue to this very day.
Jenny: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) בירושלים חיים למעלה משמונה מאות אלף תושבים.
Jenny: There are more than eight-hundred-thousand inhabitants living in Jerusalem.
Lenny: (slow) בירושלים חיים למעלה משמונה מאות אלף תושבים.
Jenny: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: תל אביב
Jenny: Tel Aviv
Lenny: (slow) תל אביב (regular) תל אביב
Jenny: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: תל אביב
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jenny: Tel Aviv is located on the Mediterranean coast in the middle part of the country and is home to the second largest population in Israel. It is a metropolis that is the center of the nation’s economy, culture, media, and commerce.
Jenny: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) תל אביב הינה עיר מודרנית ותוססת
Jenny: Tel Aviv is a modern and vibrant city.
Lenny: (slow) תל אביב הינה עיר מודרנית ותוססת
Jenny: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: אילת
Jenny: Eilat
Lenny: (slow) אילת (regular) אילת
Jenny: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: אילת
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jenny: Eilat is Israel's most southern city and the only one close to the Red Sea. It is the fourth largest city in the country and functions as a port city and a tourist destination. Eilat is near the Egyptian-controlled Taba and Jordan-controlled Aqaba, and can be reached by land or by air.
Jenny: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) בחודשי הקיץ הטמפרטורה באילת גבוהה מאוד.
Jenny: In the summer months, the temperature is very high in Eilat.
Lenny: (slow) בחודשי הקיץ הטמפרטורה באילת גבוהה מאוד.
Jenny: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: חיפה
Jenny: Haifa
Lenny: (slow) חיפה (regular) חיפה
Jenny: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: חיפה
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jenny: Haifa is the city with the third largest population in Israel. It is a port city and a center of transportation, industry, and culture. With a very long history that began in the third century BC, it has always been a port city.
Jenny: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) נמל חיפה משמש להובלת נוסעים ושינוע סחורות.
Jenny: Haifa Port is used for transporting passengers and goods.
Lenny: (slow) נמל חיפה משמש להובלת נוסעים ושינוע סחורות.
Jenny: Okay, what’s the last word?
Lenny: עכו
Jenny: Acre
Lenny: (slow) עכו (regular) עכו
Jenny: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: עכו
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jenny: Acre is a city in the northern part of Israel. As one of the oldest port cities in the world, its history began in the Early Bronze Age. For many years, it was a key city in the conquest of Israel because of its location, and now it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Jenny: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) העיר העתיקה של עכו שוכנת על חצי אי קטן
Jenny: The old City of Acre is situated on a small peninsula.
Lenny: (slow) העיר העתיקה של עכו שוכנת על חצי אי קטן
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: ירושלים
[pause]Jenny: Jerusalem
Lenny: תל אביב
[pause]Jenny: Tel Aviv
Lenny: אילת
[pause]Jenny: Eilat
Lenny: חיפה
[pause]Jenny: Haifa
a
Lenny: עכו
[pause]Jenny: Acre

Outro

Jenny: There you have it – five cities in Israel! We have more vocab lists available at HebrewPod101.com, so 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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If you had the opportunity to visit only one city in Israel, which one would it be?

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Wednesday at 05:50 PM
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Shalom McKenna Knight,


Thanks for posting and for your enthusiasm!


Note that the word order in Hebrew in "the first great visit" for example, is: הביקור הראשון הנהדר - (literally: the visit the first the great). 😄😄😄


We wish you luck in all of your plans!


Enjoy learning Hebrew, and feel free to let us know may you have any questions 👍


Best,

Roi

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McKenna Knight
Saturday at 02:00 AM
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I will visit ירושלים ve תל אביב again. Todah rabah for the nehadar rishon visit in 2004! Sameachti for this journey! When I come back I plan on moving! But first language studies, then conversion classes...then I can make Aliyah. Shalom!

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Hi Shelley,


Exactly! And I know that the Hebrew prepositions are hard to remember at first, but practice makes perfect :wink:


Keep up the good work :thumbsup:


Sincerely,

Yaara

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Shelley
Saturday at 10:02 PM
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or I can also do a form of "zeh" to imply from a previous sentence. Ok-got it.

Shelley
Saturday at 09:59 PM
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Again-thanks for the encouragement. I have to visit "in " a city-It's hard to remember the "b"-I'll continue to practice. So I must repeat the city before I put the "hee" in as it needs to be directly related in the same sentence instead of implying from the previous sentence. I've heard this before, but need to remember it. At least I'm understanding. Thank you again for your patience.

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Saturday at 01:43 PM
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Hi Shelley,


Thank you for posting.

הייתי רוצה לבקר בירושלים שוב. זו (/זאת) עיר שיש לה הרבה משמעות בשבילי

Or:

הייתי רוצה לבקר בירושלים שוב. ירושלים היא עיר שיש לה הרבה משמעות בשבילי


Great job! You should definitely visit again :smile:


Sincerely,

Yaara

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Shelley
Tuesday at 10:05 PM
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I would like to visit Jerusalem again. It is a city that has a lot of meaning for me. הייתי רוצה לבקר ירושלים שוב. האי עיר שיש לה הרבה משמעות בשבילי

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Thursday at 04:52 PM
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Hello Aud!


Thank you for posting!

Great! What would you want to do there? :innocent:


Engla

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Aud
Sunday at 05:53 PM
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( ירושלים ) Jerusalem of course!