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Hebrew Alphabet for Dummies 2

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Be sure to read and learn THIS page first: Hebrew alphabet for dummies 1 and be sure that you know the letters on that page.

This page provides review and vocabulary expansion for all of these letters: You should know these letters now

א ב ג ד ה ז ט י ל ס 

Vocabulary

Meaning   Pronunciation Hebrew

This

Zeh

זה

Towards Ehl אל
God Ehl אל
Do not, May there not be Ahl אל
My God Ay lee' אלי
To Me Eh lie' אלי
Then Ahz אז
Moves (Masculine singular) Zahz זז
Moves (Feminine singular) Zahzah זזה

Gas - (Propane, Methane, Natural Gas - anything in a gaseous state - not gasoline.)

Gahz

גז

Fish Dahg דג
Tickle Deeg Dehg דגדג
Gad - a name of a tribe and a man's name. Gahd גד
A kid (young goat) Gdi  גדי
Hand Yahd יד
Next to Leh Yad ליד
Gahdi - an affectionate name for someone named Gahd. Gah' di גדי

Despoil, Mock, Falcon

Bahz

בז

In me Bee בי

Coarse, vulgar  

Gahs

גס

Brother in law Gees גיס
Army corps or large body of troops. Gah' yiss גיס
He drafted (or inducted) - past tense of the verb to draft - לגיס Giyess גיס

Grandfather 

Sa' bah

סבא

Basket

Sahl

סל

Made fun of, Mocked

Lig lehg 

לגלג

To the (West) Bank

Lagadah

לגדה

To me

Li

לי

Blade, flame Lahav להב
Flame Lehahvah להבה

Without

Bli

בלי

My Basket

Sah li' 

סלי

Heart Leh לב
Alone Leh vahd'" לבד
My Heart Leebee'  לבי
By Myself, on my own Le vahdi' לבדי
Fiber Seev סיב
My back Gah bi'  גבי
My father Ah vi'  אבי
My grandfather Sah vi'  סבי
Gabai (Deacon of the synagogue) Gah' bay גבאי
Collection (of debts or taxes). Gvi yah'" גביה
Havadalah - Prayer separating Sabbath from regular day Havdalah הבדלה
To distinguish - expression used like Save the Mark Lehavdil להבדיל
Dew Tahl טל
Missile Teel טיל
(he) Hiked Ti yehl' טייל
Flies or Flew (aircraft);  Fly in an airplane.  Tahs טס
Goodness, Quality, Teehv טיב
Aviation Tahyis'  טיס
Pilot Tahyahs' טיס
Boy Yeh' lehd ילד
Girl (also she gave birth") Yahl Dah'  ילדה
She Hee היא
 
 
Confuse-o-grams
Similar words with different meaning and sometimes different spelling
 
Meaning   Pronunciation Hebrew
Brother in law Gees גיס
Army corps or large body of troops. Gah' yiss גיס
He drafted (or inducted) - past tense of the verb to draft - לגיס Giyess גיס
     
Towards Ehl אל
God Ehl אל
Do not, May there not be Ahl אל
     
My God Ay lee' אלי
To Me Eh lie' אלי
     
     

 

 
Sentences:
 

גיסי הטיס טס.

My brother in law, the pilot, is flying.

גיסי גיס גיס.

It means My brother-in-law recruited an army corps." Really!  
The first גיס and the second one are pronounced differently as shown above.
It illustrates why context is so important in reading Hebrew. Note also that טיס  (pilot) and  טיס (aviation) are spelled the same way.
 

היא ילדה She is a girl

היא ילדה She gave birth

היא ילדה ילד She gave boy

היא ילדה ילדה She gave birth to a girl

 

 
 
Before you go on, be sure to write out all the above words and say them out loud.
 
Here are many of these words in script, you can copy it or print it out and trace over the letters and then copy it if you are ready for script:
The lamed used in that font is too fancy by half, isn't it? Here's some practice with a simpler cursive lamed:
If you know all the letters, you are ready to go on to Hebrew Alphabet for Dummies 3
If you are doing an advanced review only, go to Advanced Alphabet Review 3


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