Hebrew Lesson 12 (Verbs and Time)

Duration: 30 mins

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This is the 12th lesson about Hebrew verbs, as well as time expressions such as hours, days, and months. Finally some simple common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Hebrew Classes.


Before we move on to lessons about the present, past, and future, we need to discuss verbs in general. The verb is the second most used part of speech after the noun. That means we need to pay more attention to its different forms and tenses.

Below is a list of 16 verbs that you might come across or use very often. They are in their raw format (not conjugated yet). The table contains 3 columns (English, Hebrew, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Verbs List in Hebrew

Verbs Hebrew
To driveלנהוג-נהג [Linhog-nahag]
To findלמצוא-מצא [Limtzo-matza]
To giveלתת-נתן [Latet-natan]
To haveלהיות ל-היה ל [Lihiot le- haia le]
To knowלהכיר-הכיר [Lehakir-hikir]
To learnללמוד-למד [Lilmod-lamad]
To loveלאהוב-אהב [Le'ehov-ahav]
To playלשחק-שיחק [Lesakhek-sikhek]
To readלקרוא-קרא [Likro-kara]
To seeלראות-ראה [Lir'ot- ra'a]
To smileלחייך-חייך [Lekhaiekh-khiekh]
To speakלדבר-דיבר [Ledaber-diber]
To thinkלחשוב-חשב- [Lakhshov-khashav]
To understandלהבין-הבין [Lehavin-hivin]
To workלעבוד-עבד [La'avod-avad]
To writeלכתוב-כתב [Likhtov-katav]

Here is an example of the verb "to understand" conjugated into the past, present, and future.

Verb "to understand" in a Sentence

He understands meהוא מבין אותי [Hu mevin oti]
He understood meהוא הבין אותי [Hu hivin oti]
He will understand meהוא יבין אותי [Hu yavin oti]


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Vocabulary List about Time

Below is a list of 30 words related to time such as hours, days and months. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to discuss time related topics more easily.

Time in Hebrew

Time Hebrew
Daysימים [Yamim]
Mondayיום שני [Yom sheni]
Tuesdayיום שלישי [Yom shlishi]
Wednesdayיום רביעי [Yom revii]
Thursdayיום חמישי [Yom hamishi]
Fridayיום שישי [Yom shishi]
Saturdayשבת [Shabbat ]
Sundayיום ראשון [Yom rishon ]
Januaryינואר [Ianuar]
Februaryפברואר [Februar]
Marchמרץ [Mertz]
Aprilאפריל [April]
Mayמאי [Mai]
Juneיוני [Iuni]
Julyיולי [Iuli]
Augustאוגוסט [Ogust]
Septemberספטמבר [September]
Octoberאוקטובר [October]
Novemberנובמבר [November]
Decemberדצמבר [Detzember]
Autumnסתיו [Stav]
Winterחורף [Khoref]
Springאביב [Aviv]
Summerקיץ [Kaitz]
Seasonsעונות [Onot]
Monthsחודשים [Khodshim]
Timeזמן [Zman]
Hourשעה [Sha'a]
Minuteדקה [Daka]
Secondשניה [Shnia]


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Daily Conversation in Hebrew

Finally, here are some popular phrases you might need to use daily. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Hebrew Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Hebrew

English Hebrew
I was born in Julyנולדתי בחודש יולי [Noladti bakhodesh iuli]
I will visit you in Augustאבקר אותך בחודש אוגוסט [Evaker otkha bekhodesh ogust]
See you tomorrow!להתראות מחר! [Lehitra'ot makhar!]
Today is Mondayהיום יום שני [Ha-yom yom sheni]
Winter is very cold hereקר מאד פה בחורף [Kar me'od po bakhoref]
Yesterday was Sundayאתמול היה יום ראשון [Etmol haia yom rishon]
Are you married??אתה נשוי / את נשואה [Ata nasui / at nesu'a?]
I'm singleאני רווק / ה [Ani ravak / ravaka]
Would you marry me??האם תנשאי לי []
Can I have your phone number??אפשר לקבל את מספר הטלפון שלך [Efshar lekabel et mispar telefon shelkha / shelakh?]
Can I have your email?אפשר לקבל את כתובת הדואר האלקטרוני שלך [Efshar lekabel et ktovet ha-do'ar ha-elektroni shelkha / shelakh?]

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 12th lesson in Hebrew about verbs, and time. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Hebrew Lesson 13. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Hebrew homepage.

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