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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 learned the letters ז, ח.
In this lesson we will continue with the next two letters and learn another niqqud.
Are you ready? Bou nathil!
The ninth letter of the Alef-Beit is -
-'Tet'. ט
It has the sound of 't'. Let’s write it:
ט
hand writing-
This letter is a little unusual, in that you need to start from the bottom-up.
and in print-
ט
If you round the corners of the print version- it will be just like the hand writing one-
write (in print- and over in hand)
טוֹב- 'tov' -is good in Hebrew.( in the masculine form)
ט
וֹ
ב
and in print-
טוֹב
in the feminine, you write-
טוֹבה
and in print-
טוֹבה
Now, lets move on to the tenth letter-
י-'Yod'.
which has a 'y' sound
It is probably the simplest letter-
Just like a little comma on the upper-right side of the frame.
and in print-
י
almost the same
just with a little angle.
יָד- 'yad'- is hand.
יָד
and in print-
יָד
יָד
Now we’ve completed 10 letters of the Alef- Beit. You’re almost half way through! Can you believe it?
Before finishing up, lets take a look at another niqqud- 'Shva'- ְ.
'Shva' has no sound. It is a silent vowel.
It just keeps the original sound of the consonant.
like in-
אָחְ- 'ah'- is brother.
אָחְ
and in print-
אָחְ
We will see more examples of 'Shva' in the next lessons.
We’re ready to move beyond words, and write a phrase...
אָחְ טוֹב- 'ah tov'- is good brother in Hebrew. The noun comes first and then the adjective.
Nice job! Soon, you’ll be able to write whole sentences
Now it's time for Yana's insight.
Before starting the next lesson, try to write all letters from Alef- to Yod, several times in a row, while loudly pronouncing each letter.
In the next lesson we will learn the eleventh letter -כּ- 'Kaf', and after that review half the alef-beit!
How many can you remember?
See you in the next lesson!!
Lehitraot!

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Hi Lukas,


Thanks for posting your question!


It may seem useless, as it's eventually a non-vowel vowel, but actually, Shvas have great importance in Hebrew grammar.

The specifics of this topic will be taught in a later stage, but one example is the rule that the letters "ב,ג,ד,כ,פ,ת" are written with a "dagesh" if the letter before them is voweled with a resting Shva.



Happy to assist, and enjoy learning Hebrew!


Yours,

Roi

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Lukas
Friday at 10:37 PM
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Hi there!


Is there any rule for using the shva-nikkud?

Because, to me, the shva-nikkud seems kind of useless.


Best wishes from Germany!

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Sunday at 06:09 PM
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Hi Steve,


Thanks for posting!


It seems to be working fine on my end, so I guess if there was a problem it's solved - could you try again?


If you still experience difficulties it might be a local problem - please let us know and we'll try to figure out why that happens 👍


Best,

Roi

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Steve
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Hi Janet Burer,


Thanks for posting!


This is a good question. There are no strict rules for this matter, but there is, for example, a tendency to use 'tet' for foreign names and for words that are borrowed from other languages, such as "telefone" (= טלפון).

Additionally, 'taf' plays an important role in many grammatical structures and patterns (will be discussed later on).


This will get more clear and intuitive with time, as you learn more Hebrew words, structures and patterns.


I hope this helps 😉


Yours,

Roi

Team HebrewPod101.com

Janet Burer
Thursday at 07:26 AM
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Haai. Is there a rule when you should use the tet and when you should the tav?

Greetings from Holland.

HebrewPod101.com
Saturday at 06:22 PM
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Hi Emily,


Thanks for commenting!


Did you mean the "print" version that is written by hand on the bottom right side on 1:17? if yes, this is simply what it is - print by hand, even though the name might be confusing 😄

Hebrew was written by hand long before the invention of print, using exactly this kind of writing...


Happy to assist!

Yours,

Roi

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Emily
Friday at 05:19 AM
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What are these letters called? "טוֹבה" It's not the handwriting, and it's not the print. Is it like a "typed" version, or a differently named font? Thanks! Love these lessons - so helpful!



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Tuesday at 05:20 PM
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Hello Robert,


Thank you for your comment.

It depends on what type of device you're using.

If you're typing from your phone or tablet, please check an application what allows you to type in Hebrew.

For PC check the language settings of your keyboard.

Or here's a website what can be useful: http://cgate.co.il/convert/nikud.htm

We hope it helps.

Cheers,

Lena

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Robert
Tuesday at 04:40 AM
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Shalom. How do I change keyboard to Hebrew and change back again, when I write comments?