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Hebrew Lesson Number 36:

The Wedding

As Jonathan and Eran are struggling with the Hebrew building block Nifal, Liat arrives at the Learn Hebrew Pod studio, with some wonderful news.  Most importantly…You are also invited!

Introduction to Lesson 36:

The Wedding

Learn Hebrew Pod - Lesson No. 36

It’s a good thing Liat is so happy today.  Jonathan and Eran were concerned that today’s Hebrew lesson was a bit on the gloomy side, but Liat’s good news brightened everything up.  It also turned out to be a perfect topic for our lesson . . . an engagement story and an upcoming wedding!  But whose wedding is it?

Well, you’ll need to tune into Learn Hebrew Pod shiur mispar shloshim ve-shesh to learn the answer to that question!  And as we meet the bride and groom, we’ll also meet our third Hebrew building block--binyan ni-fal.  We’ll learn some of the elements that make this building block unique, and we’ll make its conjugations easier by comparing them to our old friend, the Hebrew building block pa-al.

And what could be better than some good, old-fashioned romance?  A ring, a proposal on bended knee, and most important . . . a yes!  Join us for Hebrew audio/visual lesson number 36 and share the good news . . . mazal tov!!

Don’t forget to check out the vocabulary presentations right here in this lesson's Multimedia Kit.  Learn more about weddings, Jewish traditions and celebrations, and making yourself look great for the big event!

Team Conversation from the Lesson:

Eran, Jonathan and Liat

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Liat: Hey guys! I can see you're both clearly preoccupied with something, but I am not! Actually, nothing can detract from my happiness! ani pashut, me-usheret!

Jonathan: Okay, now you need to tell us what happened that made you kol kach me-usheret - so happy.

Eran: ken, spread a little happiness:))

Liat: Guys, I would love to do that, but since I'm such a good friend, let's first deal with your problem, what is troubling you guys?

Jonathan: well…

Eran: Let me, Jonathan, I will show her what you wrote… at ro-a? We want to introduce a new Hebrew building block today -  the Nif-al… and this is what Jonathan came up with so far… it would really help us to have a different topic, some other Hebrew verbs from the Nif-al building… and maybe a new attitude, slicha, Jonathan… I'm just being honest.

Liat: ken, Yonatan, I can see what you started to write… lo - no… mamash lo - definitely not. Hmm… I have a topic: I can tell you why I'm so happy, we can turn it into a great Hebrew Monologue… or a Hebrew Dialogue of course, if you want to participate Eran:))

Eran: You know what Jonathan, sometimes when someone is really happy - me-od me-ushar, he or she can come up with a lot of creativity and wonderful solutions for difficult situations… I say we let Liat tell us her good news and that might present us with a more… positive topic for today's Hebrew lesson. ma ata omer - what do you say?

Jonathan: Liat, okay… first of all I really want to know your good news, and yes it might be a happier topic than mine but…

Eran: nachon… as wonderful as it may be, we need at least…

Jonathan: chamisha o shisha -

Eran: five or six

Jonathan: pe-alim be-bin-yan Nif-al -

Eran: Verbs in the Nif-al building block.

Jonathan: so… I'm sure you can tell us a nice story, but can you also… do it using five or six verbs in Nif-al? it is after all what we're teaching in today’s Hebrew lesson.

Liat: Okay Jonathan, I think I can rise to the challenge.

Eran, you just be yourself, ask me whatever you want to ask, and respond naturally to what I say, I promise you Jonathan, because I'm so happy, biglal she-ani kol kach me-usheret,  you will soon know:

 Why I'm so happy - lama ani kol kach me-usheret


Some Grammar from This Lesson:

The Hebrew Building Blocks

Eran: Jonathan, if I may suggest - im ani yachol le-hazzi-a…  Liat  ve-ani, would like to first remind our students about the system, the importance, the method and the meaning of the Hebrew Building Blocks… ze beseder mibchinatcha? - Is that okay with you?

Jonathan: kamuvan. This system is very unique and when understood… is so very helpful. Refreshing one’s previously acquired knowledge is very important for the process of studying a language. kach she… - so… I would love for you and Liat to do that. bevakasha!

Eran: toda, Yonatan.

The different building blocks are the grammatical forms or models used for conjugating Verbs in Hebrew. 

Liat: In other words, it is the system or pattern, by which one conjugates the roots in different tenses and pronouns. Think of the Hebrew building blocks, metaphorically, as a set of casting molds.

Eran: This system mostly incorporates prefixes, suffixes and infixes added onto the basic stem of the Hebrew verb, that is to the root of the verb.

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