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Hebrew Lesson Number 30:

Going to the Movies

What could be better than learning Hebrew online with Eran, Liat & Jonathan…especially if we get to go to the movies! I wonder what movie we’ll see…and who we might run into there…

Introduction to Lesson 30:

Going to the Movies

Learn Hebrew Pod - Lesson No. 30

There’s nothing quite like going to the movies.  Can’t you just smell the popcorn?  Feel the bottom of your shoes stick just a little to the floor of the theater?  The anticipation as the theater gets dark . . . and away we go!

We’ve arrived at Learn Hebrew Pod shiur mispar shloshim, and we’ve sure come a long way since the early shiurim!  As in shiur chamesh, in today’s lesson, Eran and Liat again make a plan to go to the movies together.This time, though, they’ll be accompanied by lots of their young family members--Liat’s nieces and Eran’s nephew and little sister.  It sounds like the new Walt Disney movie will be the perfect choice!

As Eran and Liat let us in on the importance of family in their lives and their love of the cinema, we’ll get to learn lots of new Hebrew vocabulary related to going to the movies. You’ll certainly be ready to visit the theater in Israel . . . you’ll know the words for everything from tickets to popcorn to subtitles.  We’ll also deepen our understanding of the unique Hebrew word “et” and learn one of the most popular slang expressions in modern Hebrew.

כרטיס קולנוע

So join us for Lesson 30.  Then take a break, go see a great film, and identify everything you see around you in Hebrew!  See you at the movies . . . enjoy the show!!

Team Conversation from the Lesson:

Eran, Jonathan and Liat

our Intermediate Level Hebrew Teachers

Jonathan: shalom uvruchim ha-ba-im le-shi-ur mispar… shloshim -

Liat: Hello and welcome to lesson number… thirty.

Eran: shloshim, Wow! We've come a long way.

Jonathan: ken, asinu - yes we've made. Let's mark it out by counting me-achat ad shloshim - from one to thirty…

Liat: be-Ivrit? - In Hebrew?

Jonathan: kamuvan, be-Ivrit.

Eran: be-kezzev ma-hir? - At a fast pace?

Jonathan: kamuvan, be-Ivrit ve-be-kezzev ma-hir.  muchanim? Shall we start?

Liat: muchanim! Yes!  Let's start!

Eran: ken, bo-u natchil by…

Jonathan: achat, shta-im, shalosh, arba,

Liat: chamesh, shesh, sheva, shmone,

Eran: thesh, eser, achat-esre, shtem-esre,

Jonathan: shlohsh-esre, arba-esre, chamesh-esre, shesh-esre,

LIat: shva-esre, shmone-esre, tsha-esre, esrim,

Eran: esrim ve-achat, esrim ve-shta-im, esrim ve-shalosh, esrim ve-arba,

Jonathan: esreim ve-chamesh, esrim ve-shesh,

Liat: esrim ve-sheva, esrim ve-shmone,

Eram: esrim ve-thesh…

Jonathan, Eran and Liat: shloshim!

Jonathan: magniv! Lesson number thirty is the sixth lesson of the intermediate level of our special program at Learn Hebrew Pod.

Liat: Conversational Hebrew, the way it is spoken in Israel.

Eran: Through Podcasts, Audio/Visual Lessons, Online Quizzes, Presentations and Games.

Liat:  And a full 'How to Read Hebrew' course from scratch…

Eran: Up to the most advanced levels.

Eran and Liat: hizztarfu eleynu ha-yom - join us today at

Jonathan: So guys - az chevre, I understand that you joined forces to create today’s dialogue, shnechem i-chadetem kochotso that today’s Hebrew conversation - kach she-ha-sicha beIvrit ha-yom, includes two things that are very dear and precious to both of you.

Eran: ze nachon, YonatanDuring our lessons so far –be-ma-halch ha-shi-urim shelanu ad koLiat and I - Liat ve-anihave mentioned more than once - hizkarnu yoter   mi-pa-am achat, et ha-mishpacha shelanu - our family:  et ha-horim shelanu - our parents, et ha-achim ve-ha-acha-yot shelanu - our brothers and sisters, ha-ach-yanim ve-ha-ach-yani-yot shelanu - our nephews and nieces. hem kulam - they are all, chelek chashuv mi-cha-yey-nu - an important part of our lives… so it’s always a pleasure to mention them in our Hebrew conversations.

המשפחה שלנו

Liat: ze nachon!  And so our Hebrew conversation for today is based on actual events, which includes:          

et achoti - my sister,

Eran: ve-et achoti - my sister,

Liat: et ha-ach-yani-yot sheli - my nieces,

Eran: ve-et ha-ach-yan sheli - my nephew,

אחיין ואחיינית

Liat: ve-kfi she-hizkarta, Yonatan - and as you’ve already mentionedJonatan, another thing that Eran and I – she-Eran ve-ani, like very much…

Eran: nachonet ha-kolno-a - the Cinema. As you know Jonathan, Liat and I are both actors – shneynu sachkanim.


Some Grammar from This Lesson:

The Special Hebrew Preposition - ‘Et’

Jonathan: toda Eran ve-liat. Our main grammar discussion for today is understanding and familiarizing ourselves further with the special and highly important Hebrew word, 'et'. Let's first repeat some of the things that we've already learned and know about this unique word:

Liat: ani ochelet et ha-agvani-ya ha-aduma.

Jonathan: The word “et” is a very important word in Hebrew, and has no equivalent in the English language. In Hebrew, it appears between a verb and an object. It will appear, only when the object is a particular, that is, when we are talking about specific known object.

In Liat's sentence, because she is referring to a specific vegetable, a specific red tomato, she has to put the word “et” between the verb and the noun, between ochelet and        ha-agvaniya… “ani ochelet et ha-agvani-ya.”  It can be described as a connecting word between a verb and a particular object to which it refers.

Let’s listen to some examples of sentences in which we will use the word “et” compared to some, in which we will not:

Eran: ani o-hev tapuchim – I like apples.

ani rozze et ha-tapu-ach ha-matok – I want the sweet apple.

Liat: ani makira harbe yeladim – I know many kids.

ani makira et Ya-el ve-et-Ronit ve-et-Michal – I know Yael, and Ronit and Michal.

Eran: ani o-hev chagim – I love holidays.

Liat: ani o-hevet et Rosh Ha-Shana – I love Rosh Hashana.

אני רוצה את התפוח המתוק

Jonathan: Today, we will learn two additional things about this special Hebrew preposition, the 'et' word - When to use it and how its declensions work.

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