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For those waiting for Hebrew... שירים בעברית

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If you (like me) are patiently but anxiously waiting for the Hebrew course to be released, here are some awesome resources for getting a head start on Hebrew.

This is Youtube channel called "Old Israeli Songs", which is just that, a channel full of songs בעברית. : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFm1qNbSzfzvA9oAuFgFVYA

Lyrics can be found and translated here: http://lyricstranslate.com/

Another amazing resource for Hebrew slang is the TLV1 Podcast, "Streetwise Hebrew". Each podcast discusses common slang and terms used, and includes song examples and a written transcript of all of the terms discussed. http://tlv1.fm/content/streetwise-hebrew/

I hope that these resources are helping whet your appetite for Hebrew when it is released in February, it is an amazing and beautiful language!

להתראות !

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/AmirLFC
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It's been a while since someone opened a discussion about Hebrew... Good to see that the hype's still alive :P

BTW there is no guarantee that the Hebrew course would be released in February.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vadimfowler

Hebrew is quite at disadvantage as compared to other languages: 1. It is not as useful as the mainstream languages, such as English, German, French, Spanish. And, as a consequence, the choice of study materials is rather limited. 2. It doesn't have same exotic clout as Asian or Scandinavian languages. 3. People are too easily scared by different alphabet :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CosmoKaiza
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Actually Hebrew is very useful. For people working in the US in diplomacy, knowing how to speak Hebrew is a +

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vadimfowler

Knowing extra language is always a +, especially in diplomacy :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmirLFC
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Oh yes. Sadly, different alphabet often makes the difference between learning a language or not. I guess it makes the language look harder and scarier...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Guitardude2000
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The aleph bet is so easy though, and there are tons of memrise courses if the duo course doesn't suffice for learning it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmirLFC
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I know, but a different alphabet system automatically makes languages look strange and scary and many people wouldn't start learning them for that very reason.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nefetz
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*next year december לאל

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vadimfowler

It is beautiful language indeed! It would be nice, if there was also an Arabic course(es), since the Semitic languages are close - there are obviously many people in Duolingo who enjoy studying Romance or Germanic languages together, same could be for Hebrew and Arabic.

2 years ago