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Jessi: Hello, and welcome to Hebrew Survival Phrases, brought to you by HebrewPod101.com. This course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to Israel. You'll be surprised at how far a little Hebrew will go. Now, before we jump in, remember to stop by HebrewPod101.com and there you'll find the accompanying PDF and additional info in the post. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment!
Survival Phrases lesson 36 - How Do You Read This?
In the previous lessons, we introduced you to some phrases you can use when in Israel and this is the last lesson of the series that is dedicated to learning from people around you. Today, we are going to cover "How do you read this?"
In Hebrew, "How do you read this?" is Hech korim et ze? Let’s break it down by syllable, Hech korim et ze? Now, Let’s hear it once again, Hech korim et ze? The first word Hech means, "how." Let’s break it down this word and hear it one more time, Hech. Next, we have Korim, which in English literally means, "it's read," and here we translate it as "Do you read." Then we have the words Et ze, which in English is "this." Let’s break it down by syllable and hear it one more time, Et ze. And all together, we have Hech korim et ze? Literally, this means "How is this read?"
If you are pointing at something, probably on a book, a newspaper, or simply a street sign, you might also like to ask, "How do you pronounce this?" Hech mevatim et ze? Hech is the Hebrew word for "how," and Mevatim is the passive third person singular form meaning, "pronounced." The words Et ze, as we already know mean, "this." Let’s break it down by syllable, Hech mevatim et ze? Now, Let’s hear it once again, Hech mevatim et ze?
After you have learned the reading and the pronunciation, you will probably want to know about the meaning. So why don't you try to ask, Ma ze omer? "What does it mean?" Let’s break it down by syllable, Ma ze omer? Hear it is once again, Ma ze omer?
The first word Ma means, "what." Let’s hear it one more time, Ma. Next, we have Ze, which is the English pronoun "it." Last, we have Omer, which in English means, "means." So all together, we have Ma ze omer? Literally, this means, "What does it mean?"
Ok, to close out today's lessons, we would like you to practice what you have just learned. I’ll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you’re responsible for shouting it out loud. You’ll have a few seconds before I give you the answer, so Behatzlacha! which means “Good luck!” in Hebrew.
“How do you read this?” - Hech korim et ze?
“What does it mean?” - Eikh mevat-eem et ze?
Jessi: Alright! That's going to do it for today. Remember to stop by HebrewPod101.com and pick up the accompanying PDF. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Until now, what word do you think is the most difficult to pronounce in Hebrew?

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Wednesday at 07:32 PM
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Hi Chrus!


I'm so glad you are enjoying your learning experience with HebrewPod101.com. I am also glad you like music in Hebrew ?


The vocabulary list for this lesson is just the word for "read" - קוראים. For Absolute Beginner lessons we try to keep it short ?

Nevertheless, I'll check it with the content team.


Cheers,

Idit

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Chrus
Saturday at 04:27 PM
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Hi!


where is the rest of the vocsbulary for this lesson?


from the audio and pdf there are more wordd, particulary


מבטאים

קוראום


or was that just in the word of the day lesson for today?


great site, glad i found it! (now maybe i can learn to understsnd some of the music i’ve listened to for the past decade!)

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Tuesday at 02:07 PM
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Shalom Pedro,


Thank you for posting.

Great having you here!

Please let us know if you have any questions,


Happy Hebrew learning,


Lenny

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Pedro
Sunday at 06:55 PM
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שלום

אני חושב את זה המונותיאיסטיות


תודה


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Wednesday at 01:05 PM
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Hi Dianne,


Thank you for your comment and feedback.

We have fixed the Lesson Materials :smile:

Let us know if you have questions.


Cheers!

Laura

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Dianne
Sunday at 05:27 AM
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שלומ

I think there are lines missing from the line-by-line audio lesson materials for this lesson, as well as vocabulary.

Dianne