Official Hebrew Duolingo Memrise course was updated!!

For those of us nearing the fifth checkpoint, running out of Memrise course lessons to teach us the vocab in a way we could easily remember it is a problem.

That problem is at least temporarily alleviated! It looks like the awesome Mazzorano has updated the course and added six new lessons! It'll carry you through Music and Science.

For those of you haven't found it yet, the course is here:

If you've never looked into Memrise, it's a flashcard system (and this course includes word by word audio!) that just drills you on the vocab, not the grammar. It's a great way to get a grasp on what the new words in each module before you tackle it. That lets you concentrate more on the new grammar and sentence structures.

Plus Memrise is free like Duolingo.

Try it if you haven't, if you have, join me in cheering Mazzorano on!

June 20, 2017


Mazzorano is awesome and i love his voice. This course is amazing.

June 20, 2017

I'm only at the beginning, but I already love this Memrise course! Thank you so much for it.

June 20, 2017

Mazzzzo my maaan. Haha not there yet but thanks in advance.

June 28, 2017

It's missing "determiners!" This course is the only thing that's kept me using Duolingo and having trouble getting around the missing Memrise section.

July 31, 2018

Awesome job but since 90 percent of information transmitted to the brain is visual would be possible to add images to this memrise course ? could we help in any way? Thanks vm.

March 23, 2018

you add them as MEMS through your Memrise account but only in the website can you add them, but you can see them in the app.

August 2, 2018

How do I contact Mazzorano for corrections to the Memrise course? For example it lists ים-תיכוני as oriental when the definition should be Mediterranean.

Update maybe there were two cards for this as ים התיכון defined as "oriental" just came up again in my deck: (Aug 6, 2018)

May 25, 2018

he changed it . (well I see: The Mediterranean, do you mean the people? ) ... Also, you're on my leaderboard!

July 31, 2018

Yes, he didn't post here to let me know, but I noticed it was fixed later. All's well that end's well.

Sorry, I messed up your leader board. =)

What else are you doing besides Duolingo and Memrise? I'm wanting to make the jump to videos, but can't find something at my level.

July 31, 2018

I thought of you as the pacer car (race track not an AMC)., I actually asked other members of my Hebrew group on the app what their usernames were as well.

You are ahead of me, but: (there's a book by the same guy that's really helpful. I bought his Hebrew kit and it's great, but I figured out I need more of the audio /gaming component to learn well.

YouTuber and professional pronunciation coach, Linguistix:

Here's LINGUISTIX Hebrew Pronunciation for English Speakers:

this is a copy /paste of another response, so apologies for the length (sorry!):

Oh and because someone asked about vowels YouTube channel for frequent forever, and the JBS Rabbi taught Hebrew module. It's a bit much to do the entire series, if you only need the pronunciation and not Hebrew school (as in HEBREW SCHOOL, not "Hebrew" school but I found the lesson /video on tricks for pronunciation & vowels really helpful. JBS Hebrew:

There's also GABE/Fluent Forever (he's the guy who had the biggest Kickstarter campaign for an app in history, I think it hit a million dollars. It comes out this summer, he has videos on pronunciation and the rules. It's more technical (it depends on your learning style, if you're more mechanically minded this will be more helpful, things like: diagrams of tongue placement etc. And if you see this letter together with this one, do this. (It's only a few videos, like 5 min each). I found his book, Fluent Forever, funny and really helpful. (To be honest this was surprising, it shows you when and how to memorize based on the science of language and memory. It was funny and chatty, not dry at all. And it works). Some is at his website Fluent Hebrew Pronunciation:

few of my absolute favourite Youtube Hebrew channels

for ENGLISH speakers using Hebrew popular music: Hebrew music with Hebrew subtitles, English translation & transliteration (pronunciation using English spelling):

these are different channels/content:

if you have an Alexa you can use it to learn Hebrew:

July 31, 2018

Wow that Linguistix first video is a tour de force! Thanks. I'm embarrassed how much I sound like his American accenteded Israeli version. Thank you.

July 31, 2018

Me too. That's why Gabriel Wyner at fluent forever has you listening to minimal pairs before learning anything. Minimal pairs are lock vs rock. toy vs boy. There's an articles like that at his site too (fluent forever).

I think this is a great example of the difference (aside from Reuben at Linguistix): Maccabeats singing Hebrew version of Despacito: (there's Cc/subtitles available): Same song, Maccabeats. but no video, just a black screen, Hebrew & English subtitles and the transliteration (pronunciation using the English alphabet)..

And the original Hebrew version:

And here's the Maccabeats singing with the Hebrew singer (sorry this is also long winded, I've not slept yet):

You can really hear the difference in the accents, and imho it's clear because it's A Cappella..

July 31, 2018

part 2: LOVE THIS:

This is new: שלום לכולם! מה שלומכם?

Very excited to launch my new youtube series filmed on the streets of Tel Aviv. It's called Mike Mistovev and it is inspired by you guys my students. The Shuk, the cafe, bus, beach. I'm going to the places where you guys often find yourselves and share the top words and phrases that you need to know.

Here's the link to episode 1 -

I'd love your feedback so that I can improve future episodes. This series is for you guys so tell me how to make the videos as awesome as can be.

"Scottish Geezer learns Hebrew" challenge (his family made aliyah, he does stuff like tries to get a haircut, go to a bank, etc. and asks Israeli strangers (who also speak English) for Hebrew help on the way. Ever hear the expression: 2 Jews, 3 opinions? Hilarious and educational: AND the the show, that pushed me finally into learning Hebrew (חתולונובלה ) :× feel free to recommend as well!

July 31, 2018

Thanks, there's nothing I can recommend as I already have FF and found similar things to you.

But your last play list link is now dead. What is this show that pushed you to finally learn Hebrew (I assume living up to your Jewish heritage with your last name?).

July 31, 2018

where is my last name? (freaked out!) no, it was listening to a lot of Hebrew music - and really the show, but it hasn't hurt at all for reading/writing on genealogical sites like , an Israeli company now usa based,which does allow you to write in multiple languages unlike some sites, and also will search sites in multiple languages. so for instance, on ancestry you don't get any non English info. you can't search or type, so you'll never find relatives that don't speak English. myheritage, most of the family tree matches are NOT in English ( as you can even filter by country). ok I'm not going to learn them all, I'll never do anything else, but it's helpful to see, even with the translating, what it is in initial language. (I'm the odd duck, most of the family is at minimum bilingual - the most I think spoken is 10, but she's retired now and it was her job. (starts out saying don't eat that it's poisonous...)

or this... הניסוי השני של קדוש

August 1, 2018

oh! one other thing: Put your username where mine is. (it might need to be on desktop view).

August 1, 2018

(It wouldn't allow me to reply directly to your question about where your last name is. I think thread nesting limits.)

Didn't mean to freak you out. Your name is not here, but only took two searches in under two minutes to find your Facebook page that does have your name. (I was curious to see if I could figure out why you were learning Hebrew.) I can send you a message there to explain how you left yourself a little footprint and how to fix it, if you like. Anyway, thanks for the great links. Cat videos with Hebrew can't hurt!

August 1, 2018

Oh yeah that. eh, go ahead! thanks!

August 2, 2018

OK, messaged on FB but you will probably have to hunt in Message Requests (off the gear icon menu)

August 2, 2018

Aye. Actually I get popup notifications, but I keep messenger on an old tablet . I am not a fan of messaging or Facebook. People always expect responses. (Gary Gulman joke: on what I mean). ha. This way I can do it (responses) monthly instead of daily. I will messenger my email on Facebook if that's ok.

August 3, 2018

Whoops, there may two of them as ים התיכון defined as "oriental" just came up again in my deck:

August 6, 2018
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