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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Wednesday at 09:50 PM
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Hi Nancy,

Thanks for commenting and sharing your experience :)

You're right - Hebrew is indeed a challenging language to learn, and the Hebrew accent can be a little hard for some to understand at the beginning...

Just as a tip - there's an option to play the videos a little slower than the original speed (for example at 75%) - that might make the listening a little easier for you.

Please always feel free to comment and share your opinion here



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Wednesday at 02:33 AM
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Shalom! :-)

Hebrew is a HARD language to learn, but I am having a good time learning it. I think I will listen to the lesson on accents more than once, as it was especially challenging.

L'hitra ot,


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Wednesday at 05:58 AM
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Hi Robin,

Thanks for commenting!

Unfortunately, there's no such rule, and there are plenty of examples for words with the stress on the second syllable as well (i.e ืฉืžืจ - shamar - "kept").

Hebrew has a lot of different influences, and general rules can't be easily applied.



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Friday at 02:24 AM
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Isn't it also true that when there are 2 consecutive patachs that the accent is on the first patach just as it is when there are 2 segulim. For example: na' ar and sha'ar? Also, when listening to the pronunciation for ice cream, glida, in another lesson, it sounded as if the accent was on the first syllable rather than the last. Which is correct?



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Friday at 07:18 PM
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Hi Kat Marquart,

Thank you for posting!

We're glad you are enjoying these lessons :smile:

Keep enjoying Hebrew!



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Kat Marquart
Thursday at 06:39 AM
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Even though I have been trying to learn ivrit for awhile, these lessons on pronunciation were valuable. Understanding the reasoning etc behind the rules was very helpful. Also, the humor in your lessons makes them more enjoyable than they would be without it. Good Job!!

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Thursday at 04:58 PM
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Hello Dale!

Thank you for your comment!

I think baby steps are the best :sunglasses: I think it helps you to remember if you take it slowly :innocent:

Please let us know if you have any questions!


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Saturday at 05:46 PM
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Great lessons! I like! Really helps me. But I'm only taking the baby steps now!:thumbsup:

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Tuesday at 08:46 PM
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Shalom Daniel,

Please excuse me for the late replay, it toke me some time to understand your question.

Well, these marks that you are talking about, are there to help learners of Hebrew understand how a word should be pronounced.

The: ' mark between two letters indicates a small break and the ' mark on top of a letter indicates where the stress should be on.

For example, the word: "shoes" in Hebrew "ื ืขืœื™ื™ื" = naalaim. with no marks you would just read it as nalaim.

with the marks: na'a'la'im you can understand that it should be pronounced as : Na - a - la - Im . the stress is on the "la" and not on the "Im".

Happy Hebrew learning,


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Friday at 11:34 AM
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This is a general question that applies to most of the lesson notes I've seen so far. Why is there what looks like a yod preceding Hebrew letters when they are listed on their their own? For example on page four of this lesson's lesson notes, the letters yod and and vav are listed, and in each case they are preceded by this marking, resulting in the appearance of `' and l' respectively. It was also the case in lesson 3 on Hebrew consonants. Does the ' marking serve the same purpose as quotes sometimes do in English to "escape" the primary meaning of a word or letter?