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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 two verbs that describe going to a destination.
In this lesson, we will continue our lesson series dedicated to very common Hebrew verbs.
The second verb in our series is La’asot, which means "to do".
But as in English, you’ll see that the meaning of this verb is quite broad and it can be found in many different situations.
So imagine someone asks you Ma ata ose? Or,
Ma at osa?
That means "What are you doing?", male and female form.
So if you are doing your homework, for example, you will say in Hebrew Ani Ose shiurey bait. Or,
Ani Osa shiurey- bait.
[slowly] Ani ose shiurey- bait.(male)
[slowly] Ani osa shiurey-bait.(female)
So let’s break down this answer:
First we had:
Ose and Osa
This is the verb Laasot, to do, in the present singular form. And it can be used no matter if you’re talking in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person.
Ani ose/osa
Ata/at ose/osa
hu/hi ose/osa
Note that in Hebrew, you can use the present singular to say that you are doing something right now.
For example if someone asks you to come and give him a hand but you are preparing the meal, you can say Sliha, ani ose aruhat-boker! which literally means "Sorry, I am preparing breakfast!" Here we are using the present singular.
So now, let’s have a broader look at what can you say with this verb Laasot in Hebrew;
It can mean "to prepare" as we saw just before,
Sometimes, it can also stands for "to work" as in Ma ata ose? Ma at osa?, meaning “what do you do for work?”.
It can also replace a lot of other verbs, for example "to buy" as in Ani ose/osa kniyot which is "I’m shopping." Or Ani ose/osa tiyul which is “I’m doing a trip”.
This verb can also express the verb "to make" or "to create" in English, as in Ani osa et ha-bgadim sheli which is "I make my own clothes". (female). Also you can use it in Ani ose psalim for "I do sculpture" (male).
Now it’s time for Yana’s Insights.
In Hebrew, we often say Ma na’ase ba-erev? That means “What are we going to do tonight”?
For example, if you are with some friends at night and you haven't decided your plans yet, you can ask it, it will sound very natural Ma na’ase ba-erev? This is
In this lesson, we learned how to use the verb La’asot in many different contexts and I’m sure it will help you a lot!
Next time we’ll learn another very useful and romantic verb, Le’ehov.
Do you know what this Hebrew verb means? I’m sure you have an idea!
I’ll be waiting for you in the next Ivrit be-shalosh dakot.
Lehitraot ve-ad ha-paam ha-baa!!

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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What do you like to do in your spare time?

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Friday at 03:31 AM
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Shalom Victoria and Isabel,


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Shalom everybody, I am having trouble with watching the lessons we have the basic plan and we are trying to watch this lesson but it will not let us. Can you please figure out what was the matter? Thank you

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Hi Victoria and Isabel,


Thanks for posting and sharing! - could you now try to write this in Hebrew? 😁


Please let us know in case you have any questions!


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Victoria and Isabel 😁
Friday at 01:19 AM
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We love to play outside during our spare time 😜. Even when it is raining, sunny, or snowy.❤️️


Regards,

Victoria and Isabel 😁

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Saturday at 12:11 PM
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Hi Cristiane,


It is not about the browser but it is about what the content team has uploaded and mind you the content team uploaded the non-HD version well but Ondra was referring to the HD version of this video. Please address this issue to the content team department about it cause a friend of mine has been sending and replying emails and getting replied but until now the issue of HD version of this video has not been rectified as of today.


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Hi Joshua,


Thanks for posting your excellent questions! 👍


First, "הערב" (ha'erev) and "tonight" - Hebrew doesn't always parallel English and this is one example of this. When we ask each other "what do you want to do tonight" we would actually say "what do you want to do this evening". If someone would use "night"(לילה) in this question in Hebrew people would assume that he's not planning to sleep at all that night 😅


Yes, native Hebrew speakers (readers) don't use Nikkud at all. This is possible after learning enough vocabulary and gaining some intuition in the language - but of course, it opens a door for mistakes, and there are plenty of words that are often said wrong in Hebrew, such as "שְׂדֵרָה", that many people tend to pronounce "shdera".


Yours,

Roi

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Joshua
Tuesday at 08:33 PM
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When you say Mah Nah'Say Tonight you are using the word B'erev i thought that erev was the word for evening and that Layil was the word for night? And in israel do they not use the Nikkud for the letters like Shin and Sin??? And how would one know what letter is being used then?

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Thank you for posting.


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Ondra
Tuesday at 05:15 PM
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Skipping to 0:18 doesn't really help, it freezes again at 0:30. 😞

Ondra
Tuesday at 05:13 PM
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I'm going to watch this video, but it stops abruptly at the 8th second. 😮 (The rest can be watched only if one skips e.g. to the 18th second right in the beginning, otherwise the video player is frozen.)