Hebrew Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Hebrew. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Hebrew.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Hebrew conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Hebrew
I speak English
אני מדבר אנגלית
you speak French
אתה מדבר צרפתית
he speaks German
הוא מדבר גרמנית
she speaks Italian
היא מדברת איטלקית
we speak Arabic
אנחנו מדברים ערבית
they speak Chinese
הם מדברים סינית

The past tense in Hebrew conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Hebrew
I visited France
ביקרתי בצרפת
you visited Italy
ביקרת באיטליה
he visited Morocco
הוא ביקר במרוקו
she visited China
היא ביקרה בסין
we visited Mexico
ביקרנו במקסיקו
they visited Kenya
הם ביקרו בקניה

The future tense in Hebrew conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Hebrew
I will drink milk
אשתה חלב
you will drink coffee
אתה תשתה קפה
he will drink tea
הוא ישתה תה
she will drink water
היא תשתה מים
we will drink apple juice
אנחנו נשתה מיץ תפוחים
they will drink tea
הם ישתו תה

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear
אוזן
eye
eye
עין
mouth
mouth
פה
nose
nose
אף
hair
hair
שיער
face
face
פנים
head
head
ראש
heart
heart
לב
hand
hand
יד
fingers
fingers
אצבעות
leg
leg
רגל
feet
feet
רגליים

Travel Phrases in Hebrew

Imagine yourself in some Hebrew speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Hebrew
Can you help me?
אתה יכול לעזור לי?
Can I help you?
אני יכולה לעזור לך?
Where is the airport?
איפה נמל התעופה?
Go straight
סע ישר
Then
אז
Turn left
פנה שמאלה
Turn right
פנה ימינה

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Hebrew was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Hebrew Vocabulary   Hebrew Vocabulary

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