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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 how to count Shekels. Did you practice at home?
In this lesson, we're going to learn other useful tips to talk about your schedule - for example, if a friend asks you "What are you doing this weekend?"
Let’s start!
If a woman is being asked about her plans:
Ma at osa be-sof ha-shavua?
[slowly] Ma at osa be-sof ha-shavua?
Let’s break it down.
Ma→ is "what".
At - is “you” when talking to a female.
Osa- is the verb “doing” conjugated into female.
Be-sof ha-shavua is "this weekend".
When talking to a man;
Ma ata ose be-sof ha-shavua?
[slowly] Ma ata ose be-sof ha-shavua?
Ata- is the pronoun for “you” when talking to a male.
Ose- is the verb “doing” conjugated into male.
Just “weekend” is Sof-shavua, but because you are asking about this specific one, you should ad the prefix ha-.
The prefix be- means “in”, “inside”.
What if you’re not asking about this weekend?
Asking about a different time period is as easy as replacing Be-sof ha-shavua.
Tomorrow is Mahar.
[slowly] Mahar.
So you can also say Ma at osa mahar? or Ma ata ose mahar?
What are you doing tomorrow?
Or
What are you doing tonight?
Ma at osa ba-erev?
[slowly] Ma at osa ba-erev?
Ma ata ose ba-erev?
[slowly] Ma ata ose ba-erev?
Erev- is “evening”, ba-erev, is “in this specific evening”. It only refers to tonight’s evening.
So now, if someone asks you about your plans for tomorrow?, or for the weekend, how can you answer?
Here's an example: Ani holeh la-misrad. (if you are a guy), and Ani holehet la-misrad (if you are a girl) "I'm going to the office”.
Holeh/holehet means "I'm going", La- means “to”, and Misrad means "the office". Feel free to replace "office" with any other location!
Ani holeh la-misrad.
Ani holehet la-misrad.
Now it’s time for Yana’s Insights.
I should clarify that in Israel, the weekend is Friday and Saturday, not Saturday and Sunday. And don’t plan on going shopping on Saturdays! All businesses including transportation in Israel are closed.
In this lesson we learned how to talk about your schedule. Next time we are going to learn how to tell people your nationality.
I'll be waiting for you in the next Ivrit be-shalosh dakot
Lehitraot !!
bye!!

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Hi listeners! What are your plans for the weekend?

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Tuesday at 09:36 PM
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Hi Lauren C,


Thanks for posting! glad that you enjoyed the lesson 😄👍


In Hebrew, the phrase "I'm going fishing" would be formulated as "I'm going to fish". Same as this phrase ("I'm going to fish") where a Hebrew sentence has 2 verbs, the first appears in its conjugated form (as you wrote correctly "holekhet" "הולכת" ) but the second verb in the infinitive form (as in "to fish"), here it would be "לדוג" ('ladug').


So, to conclude, the complete phrase is "ani holekhet ladug" "אני הולכת לדוג".


I hope that's clear, please let us know in case you have any further questions ! 👍


Sincerely,

Roi

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Lauren C
Tuesday at 10:26 AM
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Thanks for the helpful lesson! I like to try to make up more sentences with words I know. So would it be correct to say for example "ani holehet dayig"? "I'm going fishing?" Sorry don't know how to read/type my sentences in Hebrew yet, just the romanization. 😄

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Saturday at 12:10 AM
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Hi Rory,


Thanks for posting your question.


Unfortunately, these phrases can't be saved into the word bank. If you wish to keep them, though, you can always create a note by using the "create a note" button below the video and copy-paste the phrases that you want to save into it.


You can access these notes later on by clicking on the 3 dots on the top menu and then on "my notes".


I hope that helps :)


Best,

Roi

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Friday at 08:41 PM
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Shalom Victoria and Isabel,


Toda raba for taking the time to leave us your comment! 😇


If you have any questions, let us know. 😉


Kind regards,

Levente (לבנטה)

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Victoria & Isabel
Tuesday at 08:41 AM
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Shalom,I liked this lesson , thank you to Yana. Regards, Victoria and Isabel .

Rory
Monday at 03:54 AM
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By my question I mean that I want to save 'i'm going to the office' and 'what are you doing tomorrow' to my word bank/flashcards so i can practice and master them but there is no option here and when I searched these on the dictionary they don't come up. In other lessons you get the vocab available to save but not on recent ones? How else am I meant to remember and test myself on these?

Rory
Sunday at 08:51 PM
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Hi can we have word bank options for the words here? I can't seem to find them

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Monday at 11:21 PM
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Hi Jonathan,


Thanks for commenting!


Yes, that's correct! 'tonight' is translated: "הערב", and your phrase "?מה את עושה הערב" is the right option here.


Note that if you want to ask about a specific evening (for example, on the night of the independence day) you will need to use "ב" and rephrase as: "?מה את עושה בערב יום העצמאות" ("what are you doing on the independence eve).


I hope that's clear 😄 let me know if further clarification is needed 👍

Yours,

Roi

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Jonathan
Wednesday at 04:18 AM
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The word "היום" means today. Doesn't "הערב" mean tonight too?


So is it - ?מה את עושה הערב or ?מה את עושה בערב


Thanks!

Stana
Wednesday at 06:46 PM
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Hi Roi, thank you very much for the correcture of my sentences.