Hebrew For Dummies
Hebrew For Dummies lets you do just that!
Whether you want to communicate with your Israeli cousins, understand Jewish prayers and sacred literature, impress your Jewish in-laws, or you re planning a trip to Israel, this book/audio package can help. In no time, you ll:
Master Hebrew sounds and rhythmsUnderstand basic grammar and usageGet a handle on the Hebrew alphabetMake small-talk, and most everyday transactionsDiscover the basics of Hebrew blessings and prayerGain insights into Hebrew culture and traditions
Each chapter of Hebrew For Dummies is organized around a specific set of activities such as eating, traveling, shopping, and asking directions and gives you the lowdown on all the Hebrew you ll need to get by. Topics covered include:
Eating, going shopping, having fun, sports, hobbies, talking on the phone, communicating around the office, and other everyday activitiesHebrew for travelers, including transportation, hotels, money changing, asking directions, and handling emergenciesSacred Hebrew, including reading the Bible and prayer books, blessing formulas, sacred rites and services, and more
The enclosed audio CD let s you pick up Hebrew the easy way through actual conversations. It features:
Dialogues by native Hebrew speakersAnswers to the Fun & Games activities in the book
The fun, easy way to master basic Hebrew, this book will quickly get you on track with the language skills you need to speak and read Hebrew like a native.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 185.42 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 612.35g
- 29 Jul 2003
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Foster City, United States
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Table of contents
Part I: Getting Started.
Chapter 1: You Already Know Some Hebrew.
Chapter 2: The Nitty Gritty: Basic Hebrew Grammar.
Chapter 3: Shalom, Shalom! Meeting and Greeting.
Part II: Hebrew in Action.
Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk.
Chapter 5: Eat! Eat! You re So Thin!
Chapter 6: Going Shopping.
Chapter 7: Having Fun Hebrew Style.
Chapter 8: Enjoying Your Free Time: Hobbies, Sports, and Other Fun Activities.
Chapter 9: Talking on the Phone.
Chapter 10: At the Office and Around the House.
Part III: Hebrew on the Go.
Chapter 11: Planning a Trip.
Chapter 12: Getting Around: Flying, Driving, and Riding.
Chapter 13: Checking into a Hotel.
Chapter 14: Money, Money, Money.
Chapter 15: Where Is the Western Wall? Asking Directions.
Chapter 16: Handling Emergencies.
Part IV: Sacred Hebrew.
Chapter 17: Let s Get Biblical.
Chapter 18: Like a Prayer.
Chapter 19: Sacred Time, Sacred Space.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Pick Up Hebrew Quickly.
Chapter 21: Ten Books on Hebrew You Just Gotta Have.
Chapter 22: Ten Favorite Hebrew Expressions.
Chapter 23: Ten Great Israeli Phrases.
Chapter 24: The Ten Commandments in Hebrew.
Appendix A: Verb Tables.
Appendix B: Mini-Dictionary.
Appendix C: Answer Key.
Appendix D: On the CD.