Plural

Hebrew Lesson 3 (Plural and Languages)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 3rd lesson is about the plural in Hebrew and how to create it from the singular form. In addition, I will include a list of vocabulary about languages, nationalities, and countries. Finally, you will find some common everyday sentences. 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.

Plural

Knowing how to create the plural from the singular word can double the vocabulary you already know. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some grammatical rules. For example how to change the word "book" to "books" or "woman" to "women".

Below is a list of singular words and their plural equivalent. I included examples about nature as well as about humans. 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.

Singular vs. Plural in Hebrew

English Hebrew
Countryארץ [Eretz]
Countriesארצות [Artzot]
Lakeאגם [Agam]
Lakesאגמים [Agamim]
Languageשפה / לשון [Safa / lashon]
Languages / לשונות / שפות [Safot / lashonot]
Womanאשה [Isha]
Womenנשים [Nashim]
Manגבר [G'ever]
Menגברים [Gvarim]
Boyילד [Yeled]
Boysילדים [Yeladim]
Girlילדה [Yalda]
Girlsילדות [Yaldot]

Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full Hebrew sentences. That way you will be able to see how both forms are used when embedded in a structure.

Singular vs. Plural in a Sentence

English Hebrew
We speak two languagesאמו מדברים שתי שפות / אנו דו-לשוניים [Anakhnu medabrim shtei safot / Anu du-lishoniim]
They speak four languagesהם מדברים ארבע שפות [Hem medabrim arba'a safot]
I visited one countryבקרתי בארץ אחת [Bikarti be-eretz akhat]
She visited three countriesהיא בקרה בשלוש ארצות [Hi bikra be-shalosh artzot]
She has one sisterיש לה אחות אחת [Yesh la akhot akhat]
He has two sistersיש לו שתי אחיות [Yesh li shtei akhaiot]

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Vocabulary List about Languages, Nationalities, and Countries

Below is a list of 50 words related to languages, nationalities, and countries. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to have a good conversation about how many languages you speak or where you came from.

Languages Nationalities and Countries List in Hebrew

English Hebrew
Arabic (language)ערבית [Aravit]
Moroccan (nationality)מרוקאי [Marokai]
Morocco (country)מרוקו [Maroco]
Brazilian (language)בראזילאית [Brazila'it]
Brazilian (nationality)בראזילאי [Brazilai]
Brazil (country)בראזיל [Brazil]
Chinese (language)סינית [Sinit]
Chinese (nationality)סיני [Sini]
China (country)סין [Sin]
English (language)אנגלית [Anglit]
British (nationality)בריטי [Briti]
Britain (country)בריטניה [Britania]
American (nationality)אמריקאי [Americai]
America (country)אמריקה [America]
French (language)צרפתית [Tzarfatit]
French (nationality)צרפתי [Tzarfati]
France (country)צרפת [Tzarfat]
German (language)גרמנית [G'ermanit]
German (nationality)גרמני [Ge'rmani]
Germany (country)גרמניה [G'ermania]
Greek (language)יוונית [Yevanit]
Greek (nationality)יווני [Yevani]
Greece (country)יוון [Yavan]
Hindi (language)הינדי [Hindi]
Indian (nationality)הודי [Hodi]
India (country)הודו [Hodu]
Irish (language)אירית [Irit]
Irish (nationality)אירי [Iri]
Ireland (country)אירלנד [Irland]
Italian (language)איטלקית [Italkit]
Italian (nationality)איטלקי [Italki]
Italy (country)איטליה [Italia]
Japanese (language)יפנית [Yepanit]
Japanese (nationality)יפאני [Yepani]
Japan (country)יפן [Yapan]
Korean (language)קוריאנית [Korianit]
Korean (nationality)קוריאני [Koriani]
Korea (country)קוראיה [Koria]
Persian (language)פרסית [Parsit]
Iranian (nationality)איראני [Irani]
Iran (country)איראן [Iran]
Portuguese (language)פורטוגזית [Portug'ezit]
Portuguese (nationality)פורטוגזי [Portug'ezi]
Portugal (country)פורטוגל [Portugal]
Russian (language)רוסית [Rusit]
Russian (nationality)רוסי [Rusi]
Russia (country)רוסיה [Rusia]
Spanish (language)ספרדית [Sfaradit]
Spanish (nationality)ספרדי [Sfaradi]
Spain (country)ספרד [Sfarad]

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Daily Conversation in Hebrew

Finally, a list of sentences about languages, nationalities, and countries plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Hebrew Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Hebrew

English Hebrew
Languages
I don't speak Koreanאני לא מדרבר / ת קוריאנית [Ani lo medaber / et Korianit]
I love the Japanese languageאני אוהב / ת את השפה היפאנית [Ani ohev / et ha-safa ha-yepanit]
I speak Italianאני מדבר / ת איטלקית [Ani medaber / et Italkit]
I want to learn Spanishאני רוצה ללמוד ספרדית [Ani rotze / a lilmod Sfaradit]
My mother tongue is Germanשפת האם שלי גרמנית [Sfat ha'em sheli sfaradit]
Spanish is easy to learnקל ללמוד ספרדית [Kal lilmod sfaradit]
Origins
He has a Moroccan rugיש לו שטיחון מרוקאי [Yesh lo shtikhon marokai]
I have an American carיש לי מכונית אמריקאית [Yesh li mekhonit amerikait]
I love French cheeseאני אוהב / ת גבינה צרפתית [Ani ohev / et gvina tzarfatit]
I'm Italianאני איטלקי [Ani italki]
My father is Greekאבי יווני [Abi yevani]
My wife is Koreanאשתי קוראינית [Ishti korianit]
Countries
Have you ever been to India??היית פעם בהודו [Haita / hait pa'am be-Hodu?]
I came from Spainבאתי מספרד [Baati me-Sfarad]
I live in Americaאני חי / ה באמריקה [Ani khai / khaia be-America]
I want to go to Germanyאני רוצה לנסוע לגרמניה [Ani rotze linso'a le-G'ermania]
I was born in Italyנולדתי באיטליה [Noladti be-Italia]
Japan is a beautiful countryיפן מדינה יפה [Yapan medina yafa]
Phrases
Long time no seeמזמן לא נפגשנו [Mi-zman lo nifgashnu]
I missed youהתגעגעתי אליך [Hitga'aga'ti eleikha / elaikh]
What's new??מה חדש [Ma khadash?]
Nothing newאין חדש [Ein khadash]
Make yourself at home!תרגיש כמו בבית [Targ'ish kmo ba-bait]
Have a good tripנסיעה טובה [Nesi'a tova]

Fun Facts

Language Quote that by simply knowing how to form the plural, you can double the number of nouns in your vocabulary, without having to memorize all the plural form.

Congratulations! You finished your third lesson in Hebrew about singular, plural, languages, nationalities, and countries. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Hebrew Lesson 4. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Hebrew homepage.

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