Lesson Number 53:

A 3 a.m. Phone Call
For the second time, Liat has arrived at the Learn Hebrew Pod studio singing and dancing. Last time, she announced the engagement of her brother Amir. And today?

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Lesson 53 - Hebrew Conversation
Here are a few lines from the Learn Hebrew Pod, Lesson 53 dialogue:
Liat: Hello . . . Amir? It’s 3 a.m. now . . . everything is okay?

Amir:: Liat, good morning, everything’s okay, everything . . . is perfect! We deserve Mazal Tov . . . Auntie Liat!

Liat: Auntie Liat? Meaning . . . you’re at the hospital? Tali gave birth?

Amir: Yes! Exactly half-an-hour ago, our beautiful baby boy was born.

*Continue Learning the full dialogue, in Hebrew and in English, by using the Learn Hebrew Pod unique Audio/Visual Hebrew learning sessions - Lessons A, B and C at the top of this page.

From the Lesson - Grammar Time -
Hebrew Nouns and Verbs:
Dan: Linguistically speaking, there are two main differences between nouns and verbs:

First, nouns do not ‘contain’ time, meaning, they cannot be conjugated in a time-related manner as verbs can.

Second, nouns can indicate a possessive relationship, such as Liat’s nephew or his name. In Hebrew, the word ‘shel’ and all of its personal pronoun declensions can be added to a noun to indicate possession. Or we can attach special suffixes directly to the noun itself: haba-it sheli – beyti, haba-it shelcha – beytcha, etc.

Jonathan: In Hebrew, every noun has gender pertinence, even abstract nouns and concrete inanimate nouns such as places or things.

For example, Hebrew masculine gender-pertinence nouns include:

ba-it – a house, shulchan – a table (concrete inanimate nouns); and chofesh – freedom, nizzachon – victory (abstract nouns).

And feminine gender-pertinence nouns include:

dira – an apartment, simla – a dress (concrete inanimate nouns); and ahava – love, batala – idleness (abstract nouns)

*Continue reading the full grammar discussion by using the Learn Hebrew Pod unique Audio/Visual Hebrew learning sessions - Lessons A, B and C at the top of this page.