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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 covered the seventeenth Hebrew letter פ and its variations. In this lesson we will continue to the eighteenth letter צ, which has few variations as well.
So lets start! Bou natchil!
The letter `Tsadi`, has the sound of `TS` and looks like this;
צ (handwriting)
It looks like the number 3, isn`t it?
In print, it looks different;
צ (print)
Start from top and add the little stroke last.
The letter `Tsadi`, if pronounced while putting the emphasis in the last syllable means `righteous person` or even `saint`.
It is written like this;
צָדִיק (handwriting)
and in print-
צָדִיק (print)
Now you can remember the letter easier!
`Tsipor` is a bird.
ציפּוֹר (handwriting)
and in print-
ציפּוֹר (print)
Can you pronounce these two?
`mivtsa`- is a discount. You will see this word a lot in shops and markets.
מִבְצַע (handwriting)
in print-
מִבְצַע (print)
and `mitsva` is a good deed, a virtue or a precept.
מִצְוָוה (handwriting)
and in print-
מִצְוָוה (print)
Tsadi has a final word variation, and it looks like this--
(tsadi sofit)
ץ (handwriting)
It looks almost like `Pei sofit` but pay attention not to confuse them!
in `Tsadi sofit` the last loop goes up, and in `Pei sofit`- -down.
ץ `tsadi sofit
ף `pei sofit`
in print, `tsadi sofit` looks like this-ץ-
ץ (print)
`Bots`- is mud in Hebrew.
בּוֹץ (handwriting)
and in print-
בּוֹץ (print)
צ- changes its sound when written with an apostrophe on top- it sounds `Ch`, like in `Church`.
‘צ (handwriting)
and in print-
‘צ (print)
for example-
`Chans`- is borrowed word from English- it means- chance.
צ'אנס (handwriting)
in print-
צ'אנס (print)
Also- `Chat`- is a Chat.
צ'אט (handwriting)
In print-
צ'אט (print)
`rich-rach`- is a zipper in Hebrew.
it kinda makes the sound of the action, isn`t it?
'רִיצ'רַץ (handwriting)
In print-
'רִיצ'רַץ (print)
Now its time for Yana`s insights;
Many of the Hebrew words are onomatopoeia-
We`ve seen `Zvuv` and `Rich-Rach` already.
`Bakbuk`- is a bottle.
`Rishrush`- is `rustle sound, murmur.
`Tiftef`- is `dropped (rain).
`Tsiltsel`- is wrang (bell).
In this lesson we`ve seen the variations of the letter `Tsadi`.
in the next lesson we will study two more characters and one niqqud.
See you then!