Hebrew For Dummies book cover

Hebrew For Dummies

Author:
Jill Suzanne Jacobs
Published: April 26, 2022

Overview

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!

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!

Hebrew For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The ancient language of Hebrew is still spoken today, and if you want to speak it, you need to know common greetings, basic questions, and the Hebrew alphabet. A Jewish blessing in Hebrew shows the language in action. If you’re attending a Shabbat dinner, familiarizing yourself with the common rituals of the special event is a great idea to help you thoroughly enjoy the night. The information below will help you understand what Shabbat is, common Jewish traditions, the Hebrew phrases and language to know, and what to expect from the night of festivities! Don't forget, in Hebrew, you read sentences in the opposite direction of English, from right to left.