Hebrew Infinitives

I am learning Hebrew currently, and noticed that many verbs conjugate differently. I picked up on some patterns. If a verb for male is eh, (roEH), it will be roAH for female. If a verb ends in A, like ba, it is ba'a for female. Things like this are simple to understand and figure out. Another example is when a verb ends in v (ohev) for male: it turns into ohevET (always add ET). Are there rules like this somewhere online so that I can actually learn them correctly? I am trying to learn the rules for present, past, and future infinitives (turn "I see" into "to see"). Please help me wrap my head around this. I am also trying to figure out conjugation for things like "we see" based on verb endings...does anybody have anything helpful?


February 15, 2018


Have you looked at the tips and notes? The tips and notes for Hebrew are pretty good.

February 15, 2018

and those tips and notes are under each skill for the lessons of that skill. Just keep scrolling down when you get to the list of lessons online.. :)

February 15, 2018

After reading those tips and notes, enough lessons and reviews should reveal the patterns. I didn't used to understand the roots much, but I finally got to Past verbs and it was like wow I understand that a lot better

February 17, 2018

If the third root letter is ה, (ex. ר.צ.ה, ר.א.ה, ב.כ.ה) then it turns the e into an a when feminizing. For example, רואה- ro'e in male, ro'a in female.

In every other case, use the "et" ending for feminizing.

These special cases are due to the half-consonant half-vowel nature of these letters. Don't feel bad if it feels hard - these are the kind of things that gives Israeli students headaches in 12th grade Hebrew (though they are able to speak correctly)

February 17, 2018

I think is a good place to check the conjugation of verbs, for example, the verb "to see" that you mentioned; it also gives some information about the irregularities - in this case that the last letter disappears in some conjugations, and that the middle letter is guttural.

February 18, 2018

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