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Yaara: Hi everyone, welcome to Hebrew weekly words. My name is Yaara and today we are going to talk about the weather. The weather is Israel is mostly really hot, but for the rare occasions it’s not - Let’s learn how to say that.
בהיר
(bahir)
“clear sky”
“bahir” actually means “bright”, but we use it to describe a sunny day with no clouds - יום בהיר (yom bahir).
מחר יהיה בהיר; אולי נעשה פיקניק.
(maħar yih’ye bahir; ulay na'ase piknik.)
“Tomorrow the sky will be clear, maybe we will have a picnic.”
גשם
(geshem)
“rain”
When you want to say it’s raining outside, you say...
יורד גשם
(yored geshem)
which literally means “rain is coming down”.
In Israel, it only rains during the winter, and even then not that much.
מחר ירד גשם, אז אולי נבטל את הפיקניק.
(maħar yered geshem, az ulay neva’tel et ha-piknik.)
“Tomorrow it’s going to rain, so maybe we will cancel the picnic.” Aww...
לח
(laħ)
“humid”
So לח (laħ) is humid; לחות (laħut) is humidity.
There is one sentence you hear in the Israeli summer all the time. It’s like the one sentence people keep saying to each other all the time during the summer, and the sentence is…
זה לא החום, זו הלחות.
(ze lo ha-ħom, zo ha-laħut.)
which means “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity” - that makes the Israeli summer so horrible.
In an elevated conversation - “It's hot today, huh?” “Oh it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”. and then everyone goes, “yeah, mm-hmm”.
שלג
(sheleg)
“snow”
It doesn’t snow a lot in Israel. During the winter, there is one mountain who gets covered in snow and this is where Israelis go to ski. It’s pretty tiny, I don’t think it matches up to European standards but it’s ours and we love it.
מחר אני נוסעת לחרמון לבנות איש שלג.
(maħar ani nosa'at la-ħermon livnot ish sheleg.)
“Tomorrow I am going to Mount Hermon to build a snowman.” Do you want to build a snowman?
שמש
(shemesh)
“Sun”
A “heatstroke” in Hebrew is מכת שמש (makat shemesh). It’s something like “sun punch” and that’s exactly how you feel after spending a whole day on the beach - like the sun just punched you in the face.
תראו, השמש יצאה! אולי בכל זאת נעשה פיקניק!
(tir'u, ha-shemesh yatz'a! ulay be’khol zot na'ase piknik!)
“Look, the sun came out! Maybe we will have the picnic after all.”
Okay, so that’s it for today. We are talking about the weather. Thank you so much for watching, and - what’s the weather like in your country now? Tell us in the comments below, and don’t forget to check out the site. See you next week, bye! Okay, okay, okay... Sun punch! I am having a picnic!

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Which word do you like the most?

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Friday at 07:23 PM
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Hi Yitzchak,


Thanks for posting!


You're welcome! Hope you enjoyed the lesson 😄


Best,

Roi

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Yitzchak
Wednesday at 03:13 AM
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Saturday at 10:10 PM
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Hi Yitzchak,


Thanks for posting and for sharing!


Great work! 👍👍


One important note - "החקלאי" is the translation of "the farmer" / "the agriculturalist". The correct translation of "agriculture" in Hebrew is "חקלאות" (feminine noun).


Keep up the great work, and enjoy your time in Israel (in spite of the weather😅)


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Roi

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Yitzchak
Monday at 10:34 PM
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אני בארץ וכמעט כל השבוע יהיה מעונן וגשום. זה לא כיף אבל החקלאי צריך את זה.


I’m in Israel. Basically the entire week is supposed to be cloudy and rainy. It’s not fun but the agriculture needs it.

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Wednesday at 12:28 PM
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Hi Cindy

Sounds like the weather in France isn't too bad right now! I hope you get many more sunny days.

I also hope you enjoy your 6 months in Israel, Febuary can get a little cold and rainy (קר וגשום kar vegashum), but the following months should have very comfortable weather (מזג אויר נוח mezeg avir noach).


Cheers,

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Cindy Kneppers
Saturday at 01:28 AM
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Hi, toda for the hebrew lessons. In France today it's rainy (gashum) but yesterday it was very sunny (ha shemesh zorachat). But in february I Come to Israël for half an year, so happy ?


Le hitra ot

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Hi Bam - bam,


The Hebrew word for Fall is "סתיו" - Stav.


Happy to Help :)


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Bam - bam
Friday at 01:41 AM
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Hi Yaara!


I want to know how to say fall the season

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Tuesday at 11:36 PM
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Hi Shelley,


I'm glad I could be of help :wink:


Sincerely,

Yaara

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Shelley
Monday at 07:09 AM
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ok-I understand that the tav is part of the expression-

with the tav the expression has a different meaning. Thank you.