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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?
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 !!