Hebrew from English
Started Hebrew two weeks ago. I am currently on level 9. Born in Casablanca. Pursued my secondary studies in France. French is my native tongue. I also speak English and Spanish. My next goal is to learn Arabic Looking for kindred spirits. tony
I am learning Hebrew because I want to learn Hebrew. Getting a head start on Arabic is only a nice bonus feature :).
Some people say that Hebrew is a "useless" language. Keep in mind that humans are pragmatic creatures. The language is growing at a phenomenal rate - it clearly has a use for some people. A useless language would be expected to have zero speakers, or if it had any speakers, for those speakers to abandon it for another language.
To say Hebrew is "useless" is of course silly and ignorant. But it's true that the language has a small number of speakers compared to English, French, Arabic, or a variety of other languages. But Hebrew is a very vital language with lots of change and new developments. Hebrew is a fascinating study in the creation of new words and language change in development. Keep studying!
I feel so dumb! Tried a lesson of Hebrew expecting to be given vocab. even the alphabet. But I got strange sentences, like "The Dad is coming," etc. I don't know the script, can't work out where the verb is and give up (though keep trying) almost straight away! Do you already have to know Hebrew to do this course? I'm still so attracted to Hebrew, regardless!
Tips and notes are only in the desktop version of the site. https://www.duolingo.com/skill/he/Letters-1/tips-and-notes