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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 use Hebrew adjectives.
In this lesson we will start a series of lessons dedicated to the most common Hebrew verbs, the ones you will certainly hear all the time!
The first two verbs in our series will be Lalehet, or Linsoa which means "to go". Of course we will use this word along with many different destinations.
You will see that in Hebrew the verb changes according to the speaker and the recipient.
So imagine someone asks you lean ata nosea be-hufsha?
Lean at nosaat be-hufsha?
“Where are you going for the holidays?”
Can you determine already which is the female and which is the male form?
Lets brake down the question first;
Lean- where
ata/at- you
nosea/nosaat- going
be-hufsha- direct translation is “in the holidays”.
So lets try to answer with “I am going to Eilat for the holidays”.
For a male speaker:
Be-hufsha ani nosea le- Eilat.
[slowly] Be-hufsha ani nosea le-eilat.
For a female speaker:
Be-hufsha ani nosaat le-eilat.
[slowly] Be-hufsha ani nosaat le-eilat.
Have you noticed that the verb is the same in the question and the answer?
There are two important prefixes here;
Le-Eilat, means “to Eilat” and each time you have Lean (where) in the question, Le should be the prefix of your destination in the answer.
Ba-hufsha, literally means “in the holidays”.
It is the same be- as in be-sof ha-shavua from lesson 10.
Don’t forget to use them correctly!
Lets try another example with the verb Lalehet, “to go” (when talking to more approachable destinations).
Lean ata holeh mahar?
[slowly] Lean ata holeh mahar?
Lean at holehet mahar?
[slowly] Lean at holehet mahar?
Remember what Mahar means from lesson 10?
Can you guess what is the meaning of these two sentences?
In the answer, the structure of the verb remains the same according to the male/female speaker of course;
M; Mahar ani holeh le-beit ha-sefer
“Tomorrow I am going to school”
[slowly] Mahar ani holeh le-beit ha-sefer.
F; Mahar ani holehet le-beit-ha-sefer
[slowly] Mahar ani holehet le-beit ha-sefer.
Now it’s time for Yana’s tips.
Remember that today we only used the singular form. In case of plural speakers, there are two more options, but first try to master the singular masculine and feminine form of Lalehet and Linsoa.
So, in this lesson, we learned how to use two verbs that are useful for describing your destinations.
Next time we’ll learn another very useful verb, La’asot.
Do you know what this Hebrew verb means? I’ll be waiting for you in the next Ivrit be-shalosh dakot