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Hebrew For Dummies

Jacobs, Jill Suzanne

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2. Edition June 2022
416 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-86202-4
John Wiley & Sons

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Discover Hebrew with the world's most straightforward guide to one of the world's most beautiful languages.

Shalom! Are you ready to dive into an ancient-yet-modern and rich language full of nuance? Then open up Hebrew For Dummies and get started learning your way around Hebrew by immersing yourself in its sounds and rhythms. You'll start with the basics--like simple grammar and the Hebrew alphabet--before you move onto commonly used phrases and small-talk.

This book gets you used to the more unfamiliar sounds of the Hebrew language--like gutturals--that English speakers aren't used to seeing. It will also help you:
* Recognize what Hebrew has in common with English (and what it doesn't)
* Learn to read from right to left, get a handle on the basics of Hebrew grammar, and pick up your first few phrases
* Discover commonly used expressions that help you get around, shop, eat, and have fun

Complete with online resources that help you pick up Hebrew by listening to real speakers have actual conversations, Hebrew For Dummies is the perfect companion to help you work your way towards Hebrew fluency!

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Hebrew 7

Chapter 1: You Already Know Some Hebrew 9

Chapter 2: The Nitty-Gritty: Basic Hebrew Grammar 27

Chapter 3: Shalom, Shalom!: Meeting and Greeting 45

Part 2: Hebrew in Action 63

Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk 65

Chapter 5: Eat! Eat! You're So Thin! 81

Chapter 6: Going Shopping 105

Chapter 7: Having Fun Hebrew Style 121

Chapter 8: Enjoying Your Free Time: Hobbies, Sports, and Other Fun Activities 141

Chapter 9: Talking on the Phone 157

Chapter 10: At the Office and Around the House 171

Part 3: Hebrew on the Go 189

Chapter 11: Planning and Taking a Trip 191

Chapter 12: Getting Around: Flying, Driving, and Riding 221

Chapter 13: Money, Money, Money 235

Chapter 14: Handling Emergencies 249

Part 4: Diving Deeper into Hebrew Life 265

Chapter 15: An Introduction to Israel 267

Chapter 16: War and Peace 279

Part 5: Sacred Hebrew 287

Chapter 17: Let's Get Biblical 289

Chapter 18: Like a Prayer 299

Chapter 19: Sacred Time, Sacred Space 315

Part 6: The Part of Tens 331

Chapter 20: Ten Books on Hebrew You Just Gotta Have 333

Chapter 21: Ten Favorite Hebrew Expressions 337

Chapter 22: Ten Great Israeli Phrases 341

Appendix A: Verb Tables 345

Appendix B: Hebrew-English Mini-Dictionary 355

Appendix C: Answer Key 377

Index 383
Jill Suzanne Jacobs is a fluent Hebrew speaker having picked up the language through study, three years of living in Israel, and multiple extended visits. She holds graduate degrees in Jewish and Israel education, and she taught in the classroom for ten years before moving into leadership roles in educational nonprofits. She is the author of the first edition of Hebrew For Dummies and mom to a second generation diaspora Hebrew speaker.