Hebrew: Phrasebook & Self-Study Guide

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The most important thing for a person who is surrounded by people speaking a foreign language to do, is to be able to ask questions." To that end, Palchan devotes part of the book to common questions and replies that will help the traveler communicate.

He also devotes a third of the book to 75 verbs with their tenses and pronouns, as well as with the nouns commonly used in ...

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Overview

The most important thing for a person who is surrounded by people speaking a foreign language to do, is to be able to ask questions." To that end, Palchan devotes part of the book to common questions and replies that will help the traveler communicate.

He also devotes a third of the book to 75 verbs with their tenses and pronouns, as well as with the nouns commonly used in conjunction with them, so that the serious student can construct sentences.

The last third is devoted to expressions and words commonly found in spoken Hebrew. Thus, the traveler has easy access to "good morning," "OK", "please" and so forth. Most helpful is that Palchan has an extensive index at the back listing all the pages where you'll find a particular word mentioned in the book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452053592
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 8/20/2010
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

PREFACE....................9
How To Read Hebrew....................11
Useful words for Tourists....................15
Questions....................33
Verbs....................69
Expressions....................201
Signs....................228
Index....................229
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Hebrew

Phrasebook and Self Study Guide
By Israel Palchan

AuthorHouse

Copyright © 2010 Dr. Israel Palchan
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4520-5359-2


Preface

This book has been produced for tourists and for Hebrew students. The entries in this book are given in three forms: Hebrew, Hebrew transliteration, and English.

The rules for reading the Hebrew and transliteration are explained in the following pages.

The book opens with entries especially useful for the tourist; the subjects include: hotels, transportation, foreign exchange, shopping, law, and health.

The most important thing for a person who is surrounded by people speaking a foreign language to do, is to be able to ask questions. If those around him understand him, they will be able to get the answer across, one way or another. Therefore approximately one-third of the book deals with questions often asked and usual replies.

The second part of the book contains about 75 useful verbs including all tenses. It consists of verb declensions: the past and future are presented in two parallel columns, with the present tense above. Verb forms in the present don't change in Hebrew according to pronouns.

The different subjects which cover man's functioning in daily life are found in these two parts of the book according to the appropriate questions and verb.

The third part of the book includes approximately 1,000 expressions commonly found in spoken Hebrew with their English/American equivalents.

The book is constructed in the form of a "language tree" in a Lego-type system so that the reader can piece together as many sentences as his heart desires and with the examples brought in the book.

At the back of the book is the Index - a list of words with the number of the pages they appear on, arranged according to the English alphabet. In addition to all the phrases already prepared, you can build sentences on your own using the index. For example, the sentence 'Please help me find this address". To begin assembling this sentence the reader must search for the first word - "please" under the letter "p" in the index, and is directed to the page 77 in the book.

On the contents page, you can locate the verb "help," and then go to the page that it is on (page 130) and see the verb diversion and attached phrases. After revealing the phrase "help me, please" you can easily find the uncovering rest of the sentence "... find the place" as it is on the same page. If you want to change what you are looking for in that sentence, you can use the index in order to replace the word "place" with "address" and "the" with "this" from page 23. Finally, the sentence is complete and ready to be said "Please help me find this address"- [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] "bevakasha taazor li limtso et haktovet hazot".

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Excerpted from Hebrew by Israel Palchan Copyright © 2010 by Dr. Israel Palchan. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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