Hebrew Lesson 16 (Imperative and Places)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 16th lesson teaches the Hebrew imperative form. In addition you will find a vocabulary list about places and household objects. 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.


Knowing the imperative form in Hebrew is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to ask someone to do something, and clarify what you want done.

Below is a list of 20 imperative forms and expressions that you might come across or use very often. 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.

The Imperative in Hebrew

Imperative Hebrew
Go!לך / לכי [lekh / lekhi]
Stop!עצור [atzor]
Don't Go!אל תלך / אל תלכי [al telekh / al telkhi]
Stay!השאר / י [hishaer / i]
Leave!לך / לכי [lekh / lekhi]
Come here!בוא / בואי לכאן [bo / 'ee lekan]
Go there!לך לשם [lech lesham]
Enter (the room)!כנס / כנסי [kanes / i]
Speak!דבר [daber]
Be quiet!היה בשקט [heye besheket]
Turn rightפנה / פני ימינה [pne / pni yemina]
Turn leftפנה / פני שמאלה [pne / pni smola]
Go straightלך / לכי ישר [lekh / i yashar]
Wait!חכה / י! [hake / haki]
Let's go!בוא / י נלך! [bo / bo'ee nelekh]
Be careful!הזהר / י! [hizaher / hizahri]
Sit down!שב / י! [shev / shvi]
Let me show you!תן / תני לי להראות לך [ten / tni li leherot lekha]
Listen!הקשב / הקשבי! [hakshev / i]
Write it down!כתוב / י זאת! [Ktov / i zot!]


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Vocabulary List about Places

Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.

Places in Hebrew

Places Hebrew
Bankבנק [Bank]
Beachחוף [Khof]
Desertמדבר [Midbar]
Earthאדמה [Adama]
Forestיער [Ya'ar]
Gardenגן [Gan]
Hospitalבית חולים [Beit kholim]
Islandאי [Ee]
Lakeאגם [Agam]
Moonירח [Yare'ah]
Mountainהר [Har]
Riverנהר [Nahar]
Seaים [Yam]
Skyשמים [Shamaim]
Starsכוכבים [Kohavim]
Sunשמש [Shemesh]
I can see the starsאני יכול / ה לראות את הכוכבים [Ani yakhol / yekhola lir'ot et ha-kohavim]
I want to go to the beachאני רוצה ללכת לים [Ani rotze / a lalekhet la-yam]
The moon is full tonightהלילה יש ירח מלא [Ha-layla yesh yare'akh maleh.]
This is a beautiful gardenגינה זו יפה [G'ina zo yafa]

Vocabulary List about Household Terms

Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.

Places in Hebrew

Household Hebrew
Bedמיטה [Mita]
Bedroomחדר שינה [Kheder sheina]
Carpetשטיח [Shatiakh]
Ceilingתקרה [Tikra]
Chairכסא [Kise]
Computerמחשב [Makhshev]
Deskשולחן כתיבה [Shulkhan ktiva]
Doorדלת [Delet]
Furnitureרהיטים [Rehitim]
Houseבית [Bait]
Kitchenמטבח [Mitbakh]
Refrigeratorמקרר [Mekarer]
Roofגג [Gag]
Roomחדר [Kheder]
Stoveתנור [Tanur]
Tableשולחן [Shulkhan]
Televisionטלוויזיה [Televizia]
Toiletשירותים [Sherutim]
Wallקיר [Kir]
Windowחלון [Khalon]


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Daily Conversation in Hebrew

Finally, here are some common expressions used to offer good wishes to someone. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Hebrew Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Hebrew

English Hebrew
Can you close the door??אפשר לסגור את הדלת [Efshar lisgor et ha-delet?]
Can you open the window??אפשר לפתוח את החלון [Efshar liftoakh et ha-khalon?]
I need to use the computerאני צריך / כה להשתמת במחשב [Ani tzarikh / tzrikha lehistamesh ba-makhshev]
I need to use the toiletאני צריך / ה לשירותים [Ani tzarikh / tzrikha le-sherutim]
I'm watching televisionאני רואה טלוויזיה [Ani ro'e televizia]
This room is very bigהחדר הזה גדול מאד [Ha-kheder haze gadol me'od]
Holiday Wishesחז שמח [Hag same'akh]
Good luck!בהצלחה [Be-atzlakha]
Happy birthday!יום הולדת שמח [Yom huledet same'akh]
Happy new year!שנה טובה [Shana tova]
Merry Christmas!חג מולד שמח [Hag mulad same'akh]
Congratulations!מזל טוב [Mazal tov]
Enjoy! (before eating)בתיאבון [Be-teiavon]
Bless you (when sneezing)לבריאות [La-briut]
Best wishes!כל טוב / איחולים לבביים [Kol tov / Ikhulim levaviim]

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 16th lesson in Hebrew about the imperative form, places and household items. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Hebrew Lesson 17. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Hebrew homepage.

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