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Shalom, ani Yana. Hi everybody! I’m Yana.
Welcome to HebrewPod101.com’s “Ivrit be-shalosh dakot”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Hebrew.
In the last lesson, we learned the numbers from one to ten. Have you forgotten? Here I'll tell you again:
Ehad, shtaim, shalosh, arba, hamesh, shesh, sheva, shmone, tesha, eser!!!
Do you remember how to say your phone number?
And now let’s continue from eleven.
[slowly] Ehad-esre
[slowly] Shteim-esre.
[slowly] Shlosh-esre.
[slowly] Arba-esre.
[slowly] Hamesh-esre.
[slowly] Shesh-esre.
[slowly] .Shva-esre
[slowly] Shmona-esre.
[slowly] Tsha-esre.
And finally we have:
[slowly] Esrim!!
Okay, now repeat after me. I'll say the numbers and give you time to repeat each one.
11. Ehad-esre
12. Shteim-esre
13. Shlosh-esre
14. Arba-esre
15. Hamesh-esre
16. Shesh-esre
17. Shva-esre
18. Shmona-esre
19. Tsha-esre
20. Esrim!
These numbers may seem harder to remember, but you really just have to memorize slight changes in pronunciation of one to ten, and just add esre after numbers starting from ten.
Let’s not stop at 20! Counting from eleven to one hundred is super easy! Now I'll give you the tens:
While you have to memorize a few of these numbers, there are a couple of tricks that will make memorizing them incredibly easy!
All the tens are basically the numbers 1-10 with slight changes, but always end up with im. For example;
Shalosh- is three, and Shlosh-im- is thirty!
[slowly] Shalosh- Shloshim
Lets take another example; Do you remember what hamesh is? Five!
So to make it fifty you change it to Hamishim.
[slowly] Hamesh- Hamishim
and Shmone? will make Shmonim!
[slowly] Shmone- Shmonim.
The last thing to learn today is how to form compound numbers above twenty. This is also super easy!
Take the tens and simply add the numbers you learned in the previous lesson. But! don’t forget to add ve- when you are making compound numbers over twenty!!. Ve- means “and”, so basically if you count twenty two, you say; esrim ve- shtaim. meaning- “twenty and two”.
It is very important so don’t forget that!!!
Let’s try it out.
How would you say “fifty-six” in Hebrew? Let’s take it step-by-step. "Fifty" is Hamishim, and then add the tiny ve- and "Shesh", six.
Hamishim ve-shesh! It’s done! Isn’t that easy?
Let’s make another number, for instance, "ninety-eight."
Take "ninety", Tish’im, add ve- and "eight", Shmone:
Tish’im ve- Shmone!
After only two lessons, you are now able to count to one hundred in Hebrew!
In the next lesson we are going to put your number knowledge to use! Do you have all the skills you need to go shopping in Israel? If not, I'll be waiting for you in our next Ivrit be-shalosh dakot lesson.
Lehitraot ve-ad ha-paam ha- baa!!