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Does French Sound Similar to Hebrew?

As you know, there are different strains of modern Hebrew pronunciation, including the two major ones: Ashkenazi and Sephardi (by the names I learned them, anyway). Ashkenazi pronunciation is ...
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Are there any free apps or web sites for learning Hebrew?

Duolingo has a fully hatched course in its incubator program, in which new languages are added to Duolingo. The course in Hebrew is now in public beta. Go on and give it a try!
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Modern Hebrew before Biblical Hebrew?

I'm an Hebrew native speaker, not a teacher nor a linguistic expert. I love learning new languages, a hobby I only "discovered" after age 35. I can tell you as a language learner and as a Hebrew ...
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Best way to learn Hebrew verb conjugations?

It's easier to memorize a pattern than a paradigm. Instead of memorizing the conjugation, you could memorize a rule to identify it. This is more useful when you're trying to understand a text, rather ...
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Learning to read handwriting

There are several options but ultimately it comes down to you practicing writing and reading cursive: It's old-fashioned, but get several pen pals. Write back and forth to them. They will have ...
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How to avoid an English accent in Hebrew

I'm no expert in Hebrew, but I did find this extremely helpful YouTube playlist of 6 videos that directly addresses difficult pronunciation sounds in Hebrew for native English speakers. The videos are ...
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Modern Hebrew before Biblical Hebrew?

I'm an European and my native language is part of the Romance family of languages. I wasn't born in a bilingual family. Still, I've been studying MH for some years in University and I agree that ...
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Modern Hebrew: Where can I find a chart of all the verb conjugation rules in a single place?

The closest free online resource that I know of is this at pealim.com. You can set the shoresh and the binyan. Pretty good. A good book, if you can get it, is Hebrew Verbs and Conjugations by Shraga ...
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Modern Hebrew alphabet pronunciation of י, ד, and ק?

PART 1: Survey of educated Israelis I got in touch with four very educated Israelis (all have Master's and/or PhD), and this is what they said: Israeli #1: daled, yud, and kuf are the common ...
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Best way to learn Hebrew verb conjugations?

You should memorize two things: The prefixes and suffixes that apply to ALL the binyanim. Here is an example of what I'm talking about. A full conjugation example for each of the seven binyanim. Don'...
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Rigorous Hebrew course for an independent study?

I'm not sure what style of course you prefer, but the best and most in-depth podcast in Hebrew that I liked was LearnHebrewPod. There is a ton of information there. Another great resource, though not ...
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How can I master the Hebrew alphabet?

Practice writing the Hebrew letters and sample Hebrew words. When you know how to write the letters, the motoric memory helps you also in recognition of the written or printed letters.
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How can I master the Hebrew alphabet?

Have you tried reverse engineering to your solution? Perhaps first familiarize yourself with the basic Hebrew words, learn them, in order to get a better idea of the alphabets and their place in the ...
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Can you derive the pronunciation of Hebrew words from their Hebrew spelling?

Hebrew is very consistent in its vowel structure. A list of shoresh's is probably more appropriate for your needs than a list of 400,000 words. The Shoresh retains its basic meaning whether it is a ...
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Are there any free apps or web sites for learning Hebrew?

I've tried the Hebrew version of Word Fireworks. It costs $2 and available from the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon. It's definitely a beginner app and probably best for picking up the writing ...
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Are there any free apps or web sites for learning Hebrew?

To add to the other resources mentioned here, I know of a Beginner Hebrew app and the Hebrew Locker app, both for Android. Both apps work primarily on the basic Hebrew vocabulary and help you learn ...
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How can I master the Hebrew alphabet?

Read aloud and do so often. If you're in an environment where you can encounter Hebrew now and again, keep your eyes peeled. (I wonder if Google Maps street view would help if you're not.) And look ...
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Modern Hebrew before Biblical Hebrew?

As a fellow Hebrew learner, I would recommend that you focus on whichever language interests you. There is absolutely no need to learn Modern Hebrew in order to learn Biblical Hebrew, and vice versa, ...
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Graded readers for Modern Hebrew?

For Biblical Hebrew, you will find a commonly used item here: Graded Reader of Biblical Hebrew: A Guide to Reading the Hebrew Bible by Miles V. Van Pelt and Gary D. Pratico (Zondervan Academic, 2006). ...
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Modern Hebrew: Where can I find a chart of all the verb conjugation rules in a single place?

I've found Lewis Glinert's Modern Hebrew: An Essential Grammar (no relationship) to be a great resource. The verb charts are not all in one page, but the are concise and easy to look up. This is not ...
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Publicly available reference on Hebrew Alphabet Orthography Rules

See the following in wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_alphabet#Stylistic_variants It has different types of Hebrew Alphabet.
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How can I learn the pharyngeal ע pronunciation?

What is your native language? If it helps you, Ayin is rather close to Russian "ы", but more to the throat and shorter. Start with the phoneme /ɨ/ (more rear or upper than i) and try to pronounce it ...
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Do Arabic and Hebrew use the same gender for corresponding nouns?

This is not an answer, But maybe this could spark activity. As a native Arabic speaker who is studying Hebrew, I have noticed that the majority of nouns I have come across in Hebrew are, weirdly ...
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Modern Hebrew Morphology Reference Book

Probably the best Modern Hebrew morphology reference that I've found is Lewis Glinert's Modern Hebrew: An Essential Grammar (no relationship). In this book, Glinert mentions that he is, in fact, ...
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Where can I find a list of all existing Hebrew words?

Not sure whether it will help: wikipedia has rather big word frequency lists, but it also includes conjugated forms and no translations. Here it is
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Good text-to-speech resource for learning Hebrew

Update: I have found forvo.com, which has a Hebrew pronunciation dictionary. For the most part, this site has been extremely helpful and very extensive. I recommend forvo.com for auditory for Hebrew.
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Is there a typing tutor for Modern Hebrew?

The following open source typing tutors may be worth a try: KTouch - Touch Typing Tutor is part of the KDE project. It is also available on SourceForge, though that repository seems to be outdated. ...
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How can I look up transliterations of words I hear (in Hebrew)?

Here's a transliteration engine for Indian languages. https://www.cdac.in/index.aspx?id=mlc_gist_trans Here's a transliteration engine for Hebrew. http://opensiddur.org/help/transliterate/ (...
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How to avoid an English accent in Hebrew

There are two big issues outside of 'r' and 'kh' sounds: Vowel length. English speakers tend to have much longer vowel sounds than Hebrew speakers. Shorten your vowels. Another aspect of ...
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