"The mom is coming."
If you're on PC, look in the keyboard settings and add Hebrew. Then you have to either learn to touch type, or buy some keyboard stickers online (very cheap).
Or use the app. Just look in the language settings of your phone or tablet and add Hebrew. That can be a good way of learning the keyboard layout if you're totally unfamiliar with it.
I don't know the letters. I can't even learn how each one is meant to be pronounced and the voice only speaks a couple words aloud. I can't write a word or even begin to figure out how it's spell if I'm not given an alphabet and how it's pronounced. Can I write phonetically with roman letters?
There is a link: https://www.memrise.com given in some of the notes on Duolingo on the web-page, I think if you scroll down at the beginning. If you use my URL above you will have to cut paste since I did not make it an actual hyperlink, but I am making progress there.
I can't begin these lessons without 1st going through Garden-Memrise. I hope this proves to be the help a lot of you seem to be looking for. It is a good site and all the beginning stuff is free.
So i spent a good amount of time researching the Alef Biet (hebrew alphabet) and made a rough cheat sheet with the letters and their pronunciation. I am making some good progress with comprehension, but without the niqqud system (the dots) and being a total beginner how can i tell if (for one example) ב is supposed to have the b or v sound? Obviously over time I will learn words and context, but is there any way to learn how to differentiate on new words? Something better than trial and lots of error?
I've heard that there are browser extensions. Try a web search for keyboard extensions compatible with your particular browser, or if not, perhaps you could download the chrome browser which I've heard definitely have it. I have a PC that I own & administer myself so I just download the language packs from MS. If you're really computer literate, you might be able to write a program for it or find one that someone already wrote. With enough willingness anything is possible. Vel anyvay, Good luck!
The first letter pronounced like "ha", the second pronounced like "ei", the third like "ma", the last letter in the first word is vowel (you don't pronounce it). In the second word the first letter pronounced like "ba", and the second like "aa" and again the one is vowel. Hope it helps :)
You have a couple of choices. You can use something like https://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/hebrew.htm and copy and paste or if you can work out the English meaning and know a bit Ivrit to realise if the translation is rubbish you can use Google translate. Another ruse I have only just found is if you hover over the English phrase that is given you will find the Hebrew word. You need to work out if you want to use masculine or feminine and cut and paste.