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Shalom, ani Yana! Welcome to Hebrewpod101.com’s Alef-Beit be-kalei kalut.
The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn the Hebrew alphabet: the alef-beit!
In the last lesson we reviewed all the Hebrew letters we’ve learned so far with a little quiz.
Can you write ‘fly’ in Hebrew? What about ‘star’?
I am sure you can do it easily by now!
In this lesson we will learn two more letters.
So let’s start!
The fourteenth letter in the Hebrew Alef-Beit is נ - `Nun`. It has a/n `N`. sound
this is how you write it-
נ (handwriting)
that`s it.
the print is the same with a sharper corner-
נ (print)
Also `Nun` takes a different form when it appears at the end of a word-ן
ן (handwriting)
The print is the same with a little side angle-
ן (print)
Pay attention to make the final Nun, or `Nun Sofit` longer than the frame.
And don’t confuse `Nun` with `Vav`! Their difference is only in the length of the stroke.(ן-ו)
So נֶכֶד - `Nehed`- is a grandson and נֶכְדָה- `Nehda` is a granddauhter
נֶכֶד (with niqqud-pronouncing)
נֶכֶד (handwriting)
נכדה
נֶכְדָה (handwriting)
and in print-
נֶכֶד (print)
נֶכְדָה
נֶכְדָה (print)
and אבן `Even` is a stone.
אֶבֶן (handwriting)
in print-
אֶבֶן (print)
So lets move on to the next letter-
ס - `Sameh`, which has an `S` sound.
ס (handwriting)
It looks like a circle.
In print, it’s a bit different-
ס (print)
סוּס -`Sus` is a horse.
סוּס (handwriting)
It is a funny looking word, isn`t it?
in print-
סוּס (print)
סוּס טוֹב - `Sus Tov` is a good horse.
Guess what! You’re ready for a whole sentence in Hebrew now!
סְלִיחָה, כָּמָה זֶה עוֹלֶה
`Sliha, kama ze ole?
Excuse me, how much is this?
סְלִיחָה, כָּמָה זֶה עוֹלֶה (handwriting)
and in print-
סְלִיחָה, כָּמָה זֶה עוֹלֶה (print)
Now it`s time for Yana`s insight;
`Sameh` is not the only letter in Hebrew with an ‘s’ sound. We will learn the other in the next lessons. Just like we saw already, some Hebrew letters share the same sound. Like `Het` and `Haf`, which both make an ‘h’ sound. It might seem complicated, but just like in English you need to learn the proper spelling for each word!
We have finished the tenth lesson of Hebrewpod101.com’s Alef-Beit be-kalei kalut.
We are half way through and have only 7 more letters and few more niqqud to go!
See you next time!
Lehitraot!!!

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Grace
Saturday at 01:27 AM
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I wish I could watch the video, but I need to pay a monthly fee and upgrade my subscription. I had to read the script, but that is much different than seeing the actual writing and hearing the pronunciations. 😞

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Thursday at 06:55 PM
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Hi Kalen,


Thanks for commenting on this issue as well.


Yes, it seems like there was a little slip there. The next lesson deals with the letter "ע", so you can simply go back to this phrase after learning it if you wish 😄👍


Best,

Roi

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Kalen
Sunday at 07:21 AM
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I have the same comment as Simon. Ani says we can write a whole sentence, but the one she gives uses "ayin" which is not taught until the next lesson.

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Friday at 09:46 PM
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Hi Simon,


Thanks for posting!


Haha, I hope this wasn't too confusing... please feel free to write a Hebrew phrase on the comment section - we will be happy to review your work 👍


Yours,

Roi

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Simon
Wednesday at 04:47 PM
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Wait... i can write my first sentence... But there is an Ayin involved. Which comes in the next episode😄

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Tuesday at 09:09 PM
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Hi Sandy,


Thanks for commenting on this.


As said, there are many different fonts in Hebrew and every person's handwriting is different... We mainly use the same fonts, but variations here and there are inevitable.


I hope that this issue would be easier for you in the next lessons. 😉


Yours,

Roi

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Sandy
Monday at 03:29 AM
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Shalom,


Just like Nathalia, I am confused about the zayin printed and written version in the word "ze". Why do both versions completely differ from what we learned in lesson 5?


Thank you!

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Tuesday at 02:18 PM
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Hi עמר,


You're more than welcome! We're always happy to help. Enjoy studying!


Cheers,


Khanh

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עמר
Monday at 06:45 AM
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Shalom,


it indeed helps! After some research I've found other examples of "completing the vowel", either with yod or double vav and it now makes sense to me.


Thank you very much!

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Wednesday at 01:57 AM
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Hi עמר,


Thanks, I understand now what your question is.


It's confusing, but sometimes we can drop a vowel letter when we use Niqqud, and sometimes not. In this case, as in most cases where there is a hirik vowel, there will be a Yod to "complete" it.

The case is similar with Vav and the vowels UU and O.

It's hard to explain in more detail what are the reasons at this point, but the cause for it lies in the root of the word - the 3 letters that make it's origin source.


Hope it helps...

Yours,

Roi

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