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Hebrew Lesson Number 21:

Let's Practice What We Know!

After Learn Hebrew Pod’s first sixty (shishim) lessons…it's time for a short review. It starts right here as we start practicing our Hebrew-language vocabulary – ozzar hamilim shelanu.

Introduction to Lesson 21: 

Let's Practice What We Know!

Can you guess how many Hebrew words we learned just in Lessons 1 to 10 alone?  More than ma-tayim!


Two hundred is a lot of words . . . so we’d better stop for a minute, take a look back, and make sure we remember them all!

shiurim esrim ve-achat ad esrim ve-arba (Lessons 21 through 24) will be dedicated to reviewing and practicing all that we have learned so far.  You won’t believe how much we have accomplished!  

In this lesson, we’ll practice the vocabulary from Lessons 1 to 10.  Then, in Lesson 22, we’ll focus on the grammar topics from these lessons, combined with the vocabulary.

ללמוד בתשומת לב רבה

Learning with a Lot of Attention

So . . . do you know why salat perot doesn’t include chasa ve-melafefon?  Or why you wouldn’t expect to see a kelev be-lahakat ha-machol?

Days of the week, numbers, fruits, vegetables, greetings, nationalities, and languages.  All of these and more await us as we begin our review.  bo-u natchil!!

Learn Hebrew Pod - Lesson 21

Team Conversation from the Lesson:

Liat: shalom Eranma shlomech?

Eran: ba-halan Liatshlomo mezzu-yanma shlomcha?

Liat: basabama atem ochlim?

Eran: perot salatim chasa ve-melafefon.

Liat: zot ta-im?

Eran: lo ra….lo ra

Eran, Jonathan, Liat

Your Beginner Level Hebrew Teachers

Jonathan: chevre chevre, guys! toda raba - Thank you so much… if I may stop you in this amazing Hebrew introduction…which was ...full of mistakes….

Eran: Well Jonathan, as you remember - kfi sheata zocher…

Liat: You have asked us to prepare a special introduction for today's special Hebrew lesson…

ללמוד עברית ביחד

Learning Hebrew Together


Eran: Which is shi-ur mispar esrim ve-achat - lesson number twenty-one. As you said, ha-shi-ur ha-ze - this lesson is going to be the first lesson out of the next four, which will be dedicated to rehearsing and practicing all the Hebrew lessons we have had so far, mi-shi-ur mispar achat ad shi-ur mispar esrim - from lesson number one to lesson number twenty.

Liat: az Earn ve-ani - so Eran and Ichashavnu - we thought, that by starting the lesson with some Hebrew dialogue….

Jonathan: im kzzat ta-u-yot….

Liat: ken… with a few mistakes…but we know how to 'fix' them all… nachon? - Right?

Mistakes - טעויות

Eran: betach! - Of course!  I'm sure that all of our diligent Hebrew students can help us in correcting every Hebrew mistake we made, and will be more than happy to help us in correcting all of the future mistakes…

Liat: We're going to have in some of the fun exercises and activities in the upcoming lessons.

Jonathan: Okay! That all sounds very interesting. I suggest that we split these four lessons, which we decided to dedicate to rehearsing, into two groups:

In Lessons esrim ve-achat ve-esrim ve-shta-im - twenty-one and twenty-two, we will rehearse, review and practice Lessons one to ten. In Lessons esrim ve-sha losh ve-esrim ve-arba - twenty-three and twenty-four, we will rehearse, review and practice Lessons eleven to twenty.

אוצר מילים

Eran: That's a great idea Jonathan! Lesson number twenty-one and twenty-three will be dedicated to practicing all of the Hebrew vocabulary we've learned,


Liat: And in Lessons twenty-two and twenty-four, we will practice the Hebrew grammar rules, combined with the Hebrew vocabulary.

Jonathan: Guys, I think we have a plan here! Let's just briefly 'fix' the introductory Hebrew conversation, and move straight to the Hebrew vocabulary practice of Lessons one to ten.  So…back to your first sentence Liat, you said:

Liat: I said, 

shalom Eranma shlomech?

Jonathan: Which, of course, is not correct because Eran…

Liat: Is a male! And I should have asked him: ma shlomcha? - How are you, when referring to a male.

Eran: And I said….

ba-halan Liatshlomo mezzu-yanma shlomcha? …

Jonathan: So Eran, you had three mistakes!

Eran:ken Yonatan. I said ba-halan, when I should have said, a-halan.  Now, to say, 'I feel excellent' I said, shlomo mezzu-yan, I should have said shlomi mezzu-yan…. and finally, I asked Liat how she is doing by saying 'ma shlomcha'. Liat is a female; I should have asked her, ma shlomechnot ma shlomcha… ma shlomech?

Liat: I then said to Eran:

basabama atem ochlim?...

?מה אתם אוכלים

Instead of saying the popular Hebrew slang word sababa, meaning wonderful, I said basaba. There's no such word of course::)).  Then, I noticed that Eran is eating… I should have asked him, what do you eat? - ma ata ochel? But instead, I said: ma atem ochlim? I said atem instead of ata and ochlim instead of ochel. Meaning I was referring to Eran as a group of males…

Eran: I answered:

perot salatim chasa ve-melafefon.

חסה ומלפפון

perot is fruitsalat is salad. In Hebrew we use the 'cheese cream rule', so we say 'salat perot' not perot salat… salat perot. And of course, perot is fruits… chasa, lettuce and melafefon, which is cucumber… are vegetables yerakotnot fruits -  lo perot.

Liat: And finally, I asked Eran, is it tasty? But I said: zot ta-im?

Jonathan: And you should have asked 'ze ta-im?' not 'zot ta-im?'… 'ze ta-im?'

?טעים או טעימה

Eran: And then I said 'lo ralo ra' - not bad, not bad… here I had no mistakes. I think that when we get to the end of audio/visual Lesson twenty-four, we will find that our Hebrew knowledge is lo ra - not bad. And then Jonathan, we move to?

Jonathan: Officially, the Intermediate Level of the Learn Hebrew Pod Hebrew Course.  Okay! toda. Lesson number twenty-one, in all its parts, meaning the A, the B and the C Audio/Visual sessions, will be dedicated to reviewing just the vocabulary we learned in our Hebrew Lessons one to ten.

We will give you most of the Hebrew words we studied, arranging them not in the lessons order, but in their Hebrew Alphabetical order, meaning we will start with the words which begin with the letter alef, move to the words which begin with the letter bet, then gimel, then daled and so on, up to the words which begin with the letter taf

This is the time to review, catch up and practice again… and again, and again because…

Eran and Liat: Practice makes perfect:))

Jonathan: It's a long road! Let's start! As is our usual routine, we will read the words in Hebrew; hear the English translation and then the Hebrew word again. Lessons one to ten; words beginning with the letter 'alef':

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