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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Saturday at 08:41 PM
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Hi kris,


Thanks for clarifying. Yes, your deduction is absolutely correct 👍 the prefixes "ba" (in the) and "la" (to the) are actually combinations that contain the article "ha", and therefore don't require a dagesh on the relevant letters.


Keep up the great work 😄


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Roi

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kris
Tuesday at 08:11 PM
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Thank again Roi for a very clear explanation.


I was puzzled tough by "ba'bayt" but I assume that since "ba= be+ha" it is defenitely "ba'bayt" meaning at home or in a specific house, whereas in a house would be "be'vayt".


Is my deduction correct?


Toda Raba


Kris

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Saturday at 11:17 PM
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Hi kris,


Thanks for posting!


The general rule regarding this is that the letters "ב","ג","ד","כ","פ","ת" receive a dagesh when they appear at the beginning of a word. Nowadays, this difference is only effecting the pronunciation of "ב", "כ" and "פ" as the rest sound the same with/without the dagesh.


In the word "בית" the "ב" becomes a "bet" (בּ), but in the word "לביתי" (to my house) the "ב" remains a "vet", and we pronounce the word "le-veyti".

An exception to that is articled words where the letter after the "ה" is still receiving a dagesh (i.e. "the house" = "ha-bayit" - הַבַּיִת)


I hope it's clearer now 😄 please let us know if you still have any questions about it 👍


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Roi

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kris
Sunday at 01:43 AM
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Shalom,


Can you explain me the rule of the change in pronounciation from b to v:

like in bayit --> vayit

or beit ha'sefer --> veit ha'sefer


Toda raba


Kris

Ps lamadeti ivriet liefne esriem ve'khamesh shaniem ba'kibuts ma'ale ha'khamisha aval rak ba'kita aleph

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Friday at 09:08 PM
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Hi Maria ,


Thanks for commenting!


The correct translation for "I learned Hebrew at home" will be "למדתי עברית בבית" - lamadeti Ivrit babayt.


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Roi

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Maria Constantine
Wednesday at 06:26 AM
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Can you say I learned Hebrew at home as lamadati be havayit?

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Sunday at 12:17 PM
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Hi Juliana Michelle,


Thank you for posting!

.אני לומדת עברית מהאינטרנט. אני מקווה לדבר שוטף

I'm sure you'll speak fluently, just keep practicing :smile:


Sincerely,

Yaara

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Juliana Michelle
Sunday at 02:03 AM
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אני מחקר עברית מאינטרנט. אני מקווה לדברת שוטף

I study Hebrew from the Internet. I hope I can speak fluently.

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Saturday at 08:53 PM
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Hi Shelley Lynn,


I'm happy to help. I know how hard it is to learn a new language, and Hebrew in particular is a lot to handle :wink:


Sincerely,

Yaara

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Shelley Lynn
Wednesday at 03:32 AM
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Thank you Yaara, I understand about the word "before" now. I had forgotten that Narara was a teenager! I knew it once upon a time. That's when I learned to read and write. Glad I am understanding some things. I found "to be" in my verb book and understand that I should have used "chiiti" Thank you for all your wonderful information and I'm glad that you have the patience!