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Intro

Brandon: Hi everyone, I’m Brandon.
Lenny: And I’m Lenny!
Brandon: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Hebrew Vocabulary, Lesson 7! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to food and drink. These are five common vegetables in Hebrew. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at HebrewPod101.com.
BODY
Brandon: Lenny, what’s our first word?
Lenny: עגבניה
Brandon: tomato
Lenny: (slow) עגבניה (regular) עגבניה
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: עגבניה
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: The tomato is one of the important crops in Israeli agriculture. Tomatoes are consumed in large quantities, and they are eaten fresh or as an ingredient in many cooked Israeli dishes.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) עגבנייה בשלה מכילה כמות גבוהה יחסית של נוגד החמצון ליקופן.
Brandon: Ripe tomato contains a relatively high amount of the antioxidant lycopene.
Lenny: (slow) עגבנייה בשלה מכילה כמות גבוהה יחסית של נוגד החמצון ליקופן.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: מלפפון
Brandon: Cucumber
Lenny: (slow) מלפפון (regular) מלפפון
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: מלפפון
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: The cucumber is a very common vegetable in the Israeli kitchen and one of the main ingredients in the well-known Israeli chopped salad. Israelis also love eating it pickled with humus.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) מלפפון טרי הוא מקור טוב לאשלגן.
Brandon: Fresh cucumber is a good source of potassium.
Lenny: (slow) מלפפון טרי הוא מקור טוב לאשלגן.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: פלפל
Brandon: Bell pepper
Lenny: (slow) פלפל (regular) פלפל
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: פלפל
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: Israel grows and exports about 150,000 metric tonnes of bell peppers per year. You can find red, yellow, orange, purple, light green, or dark green bell peppers. Israelis eat them fresh, cooked, or pickled.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal)
תבלין הפפריקה עשוי מפלפלים אדומים מתוקים או חריפים טחונים ומיובשים.
Brandon: Paprika spice is made of red bell pepper—either sweet or spicy—dry and ground.
Lenny: (slow) תבלין הפפריקה עשוי מפלפלים אדומים מתוקים או חריפים טחונים ומיובשים.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: חציל
Brandon: Eggplant
Lenny: (slow) חציל (regular) חציל
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: חציל
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: The eggplant is used as a key component in a variety of salads and in Mediterranean cuisine in Israel. For example, you can find eggplant in Baba Ganoush salad, mayonnaise salad, grilled eggplant salad, and liver-flavored eggplant salad.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) המנה הישראלית הטעימה ״סביח״ כוללת פרוסות חציל קלוי.
Brandon: The delicious Israeli dish called Sabikh includes roasted eggplant slices.
Lenny: (slow) המנה הישראלית הטעימה ״סביח״ כוללת פרוסות חציל קלוי.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Lenny: בטטה
Brandon: sweet potato
Lenny: (slow) בטטה (regular) בטטה
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: בטטה
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: Israelis love sweet potatoes, and they grow more and more sweet potatoes every year. Exports of sweet potatoes increased from 3,000 tons in the year 2000 to over 12,000 tons in 2005.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) מבחינה בוטנית, הבטטה רחוקה מתפוח האדמה, אף על פי המראה הדומה
Brandon: Botanically, sweet potato is far from potato, in spite of their similar appearance.
Lenny: (slow) מבחינה בוטנית, הבטטה רחוקה מתפוח האדמה, אף על פי המראה הדומה
QUIZ
Brandon: 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: עגבניה
[pause]Brandon: Tomato
Lenny: מלפפון
[pause]Brandon: Cucumber
Lenny: פלפל
[pause]Brandon: Bell Pepper
Lenny: חציל
[pause]Brandon: Eggplant
Lenny: בטטה
[pause]Brandon: Sweet potato

Outro

Brandon: There you have it – five vegetables found 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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Many people don’t like to eat vegetables. What is your least favorite one?

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Saturday at 08:34 PM
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Hi Kristin,


Thanks for posting! We appreciate your help!


Unfortunately, I couldn't spot the paragraph that you're referring to... in which section is it? can you please refer me to the place where you spot the mistake?


Thanks! and enjoy learning Hebrew!

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Kristin
Tuesday at 02:44 AM
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Slight editing mistake at the end there. In the last paragraph... No worries, just thought I'd help make the site better.

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Monday at 12:45 PM
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Hello Dalya Hakimi,


Thank you for posting.

We’ll consider your feedback for our future development.


We add 5-10 vocabulary entries to each lesson.

If you’re curious about more, please check our free dictionary:

https://www.hebrewpod101.com/hebrew-dictionary/


Or if you can’t find a word, then let me recommend you our custom list feature:

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Let us know if you have any question.

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Dalya Hakimi
Wednesday at 06:44 AM
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The tomato sentence is very hard and not a beginner level. It took me a half an hour to decipher what the individual words meant and to try to understand the completely different order that they are in than in the English language. The sentences need punctuation too, not just the vocab words. I already knew these vegetabel words but would like to add all these other words to my vocab list like slices, roasted, dish, potassium, relatively, antioxident, ripe, fresh, source, potassium, amount, . These were all new words for me and very interesting ones to add but there is no link to a dictionary from the lesson, and I had to use google translate on a different device to figure out which word meant what. Can you fix these problems.

Shelley
Thursday at 09:43 AM
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lol. Thank you again. I will try to remember about " Cal cach" so you don't have to tell me again!

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Wednesday at 07:59 PM
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Hi Shelley,


I love your spirit!

כל כך means "so much" (like "אני לא אוהבת את זה כל כך" - "I don't like it so much"). כך means "like that", or "so" ("זה צריך להיות כך" - "it has to be so"). There is no real reason why כל ("all") and כך ("so") have an entirely different meaning when they are together, so I can see why this is confusing...


Sincerely,

Yaara

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Shelley
Sunday at 10:14 PM
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Yes, this was a difficult sentence for me. Most of them are. I appreciate your thoughts and am not discouraged. I understand most of the errors are in the Hebrew phrasing. I like your Hebrew phrasing. Why did you leave the "call" part off of " call cach?" Thanks in advance.

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Sunday at 05:25 PM
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Hi Shelley,


Thank you for posting!

אני אוהבת את כל הירקות. חצילים הם טעימים מאוד אבל קשה לבשל אותם כך שהם יצאו טעימים. תרד הוא הפחות אהוב עליי, אבל אני אוכלת את זה כי זה בריא

"Eggplant is very tasty but it’s hard to cook so that it’s tasty" - this sentence is very complicated even in English, so don't be discouraged!

Regarding the gender of these vegetables: in this case it's simple - the vegetables ending with a ה are feminine.

The plural form of the word "eggplant", חציל, is as you wrote in your sentence - חצילים.

Good job :smile:


Sincerely,

Yaara

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Shelley
Saturday at 11:48 PM
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Shalom, please include the gender for all the vegetables in the notes as well as in the notes for the bugs in Hebrew weekly words on bugs and insects-new lessons. Thank you.

Can eggplant be considered plural as written "chtseel"? Can you also put the plural ending on it?

Shelley
Saturday at 11:34 PM
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אני אוהבת כל ירוקים. הצילים הם טעים מאוד אבל את זה קשה לבשל כל כך שזה טעים . תרד חוא הפחות אהוב עליי אבל אני אוכלת את זה כי זה בריא. I love all vegetables. Eggplant is very tasty but it's hard to cook so that it's tasty. Spinach is my least favorite but I eat it because it's healthy.