Questions tagged [hebrew]

Questions related to Hebrew, a once extinct (as a colloquial language) Semitic language that was revived in the 19th century and is spoken primarily in Israel.

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Any good suggestions (websites/resources/books) for building a knowledge base on Aramaic (vocabulary, roots, etymology, etc)? [closed]

Studying Biblical Hebrew, I came across the word Eikev (https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H6118&t=WLC). Doing research on the word I came across information stating ...
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Anki: A LOT of “unseen” cards, is all well?

I am a pretty heavy user of anki (1-2 hours/day), and am confused by a statistic and a behavior. fwiw, I use the templates from Gabriel Wyner/Fluent Forever. OK, here is the question: What is the &...
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Modern Hebrew: Where can I find a chart of all the verb conjugation rules in a single place?

I have had three textbooks so far (Al Yesod, Brandeis, and one in an ulpan) and they all spread the verb rules across multiple chapters. Hebrew is amazing in how systematized it is. (Of course there ...
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Modern Hebrew Morphology Reference Book

I am currently learning Modern Hebrew, but I am still a complete novice. I reckon morphological analysis to be a beneficial exercise, yet the lack of resources where I could check my assumptions up ...
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Is there a Modern Hebrew chatbot that I can practice with?

An article from 2017 mentions that creating a text chatbot in Hebrew is more difficult than for Indo-European languages due to the morphological complexity of Hebrew verbs. The article then proposes a ...
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Is there a free Hebrew Dictionary/Lexicon/Word List with exact pronunciations available online?

I just found this, and its data looks like this: verb_complement verb_LexiconPointer verb_LexiconItem verb_dottedLexiconItem verb_transliteratedLexiconItem verb_binyan verb_root ...
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Where can I find a list of all existing Hebrew words?

I'm a programmer and right now I'm working on a Hebrew translator. It would translate using google translate and would automatically add nekudots in text. And I'm a bit stuck trying to find a decent ...
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How can I learn the pharyngeal ע pronunciation?

The Hebrew letter Ayin (ע) was traditionally a voiced pharyngeal fricative, but has mutated to a glottal stop in Modern Hebrew, merging it with the letter Aleph (א). How can I learn the pharyngeal ...
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Good text-to-speech resource for learning Hebrew

So I was sent here to ask my question from here. I'm currently into my third month of learning Hebrew. I have been using the very limited text-to-speech dictionary from hebrewpod101.com to look up ...
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Publicly available reference on Hebrew Alphabet Orthography Rules

I would like to know what a good book, paper, website, etc. would be that describes, for each letter in the Hebrew alphabet, what is and what is not acceptable for the character. I see a lot of ...
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How Dalet, Final Kaf, Vav, Final Nun, and Resh (and maybe Yod) are differentiated in print

When either handwritten notes or computer printed documents are read, these letters have a very similar structure ד ך ו‬ ן ר. I guess you could say it is just as similar as ij or il or tf, even qg. ...
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The boundaries of acceptable typography for alphabet letters

I am wondering if there are any "modern" / "minimal" Hebrew fonts out there that demonstrate a different view of some of the letters. Specifically, I have seen quite a bit of variation in how the ...
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Modern Hebrew alphabet pronunciation of י, ד, and ק?

Most letters in the Hebrew alphabet have only one pronunciation, but there are a few with two potential pronunciations. I know that both are acceptable, but how are Israeli kids taught to pronounce ...
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Graded readers for Modern Hebrew?

Graded readers are considered to be good resources for both intensive and extensive reading, especially for people who are not yet proficient enough in an L2 to read texts written for native speakers. ...
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Rigorous Hebrew course for an independent study?

I'm a high-schooler looking to take an independent study course in Hebrew. My previous request was turned down due to not being rigorous enough (Ulpan-Or specifically). Can anyone recommend a decent, ...
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Learning to read handwriting

What are some ways to learn to read anything handwritten in a new language. There are infinite variations and variables, which makes it different. I’m looking for general information, but ...
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Best way to learn Hebrew verb conjugations?

I am attempting to teach myself Biblical Hebrew, and I have lately been memorizing the verb conjugations for strong verbs. I have found this chart extremely helpful in my endeavor. Through the help ...
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Is there a typing tutor for Modern Hebrew?

Is there a typing tutor program for Modern Hebrew on the PC that is friendly for Hebrew learners? I would like to learn to type on the Standard Israeli Hebrew keyboard layout, the one that starts ...
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How can I look up transliterations of words I hear (in Hebrew)?

I combine many resources when learning a language. One of my best resources is audio-only, but there are many times when I need to look up a transliteration, such as when I can't distinguish if a word ...
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How can I master the Hebrew alphabet?

I am trying to learn the Hebrew alphabet (that is, learn the basic letters and letter forms, including final forms). I am finding this much more difficult than it was to learn the Greek or Cyrillic ...
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Does French Sound Similar to Hebrew? [closed]

We're Hebrew natives and travel frequently. Quite a few times people approached us, asking us which language we speak because it sounds like French to them but weren't sure. One of them was French! ...
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Why do some teach Biblical Hebrew with modern verb tenses?

I have noticed that some instructors teach Biblical Hebrew verbs with modern tenses (avar, atid, hoveh, tsivuy) when really there are only two forms (not tenses), perfect and imperfect. I'm aware ...
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Modern Hebrew before Biblical Hebrew?

I have heard it said more than once that there are advantages to gaining a basic fluency in Modern Hebrew before attempting Biblical Hebrew. Getting comfortable with text decoding, basic vocabulary, ...
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How to avoid an English accent in Hebrew

I speak fairly fluent Hebrew as a second language, and I have a UK English accent. I want to know what pronunciation issues generally would be an issue for English speakers and would sound strange/be ...
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Are there any free apps or web sites for learning Hebrew?

I am looking for an app or website for learning basic/beginner Hebrew. Since it's a less common language, Duolingo and other common programs do not have a Hebrew version. I'm looking for a free ...