https://www.duolingo.com/shlomoz12345

Just started Hebrew!!

Tested out of the first three skills!! I'm so proud of myself.

1 month ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/israelpolasak
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Word of advice, the further into the course you go, the harder it gets. I am assuming you are Jewish because of your name (Shlomo) so you should know some words already here and there, so that is a great start already. Whatever you do, do not give up on the language. It is an amazing language and although it can be difficult at times, it pays off to learn it. I am nearly done with the tree and I can understand a lot. I started with the very very basics but now I am intermediate (I would like to think).

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shlomoz12345

Yes. I am Jewish and I am working on my Hebrew. It is amazing.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas_Wesley
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Nice! It's a tough but exciting course.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shlomoz12345

Yes. Enjoy the lingot.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Meital640
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hahaha...good luck!!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shlomoz12345

hi.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saulk789

suppp

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheWeirdPi

just started too, it's a pretty strange language but it's so cool!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saulk789

im sooo bad at htis its really hard

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Debbie749091
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ב"ה

Granted I learned to read Hebrew when I was 4 (before I learned to read English) but once you get comfortable with the aleph-bet, it's really a very easy language. It's a language of roots -- grammar if VERY oranized (again, granted I've been learning it all my life, pretty much).

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Don_Cristian
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It's hard ! I decided to concentrate in other languages, but I definitely want to return learning Hebrew and conquer the tree some day.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GuyANDERSO2
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Nice work! Good luck in your journey.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AviaHazut
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I did this course as a native speaker just to check it out (tested out levels obviously) and my review is: all and all, one of the best courses on duolingo.

Extended review: I could tell the contributes who made this really had "how to teach someone the language" in mind. It doesn't cut you any slacks in any step of the way, which is what a learner needs. The further you go, the longer and more complex the phrases get. (Which doesn't exist in other courses, just the same 6-8 worded sentences), I had to write paragraphs at times! Which is great! You'll also notice that whoever made this has a sick cool sense of humor haha. There are just tons of straight up funny sentences, funny references from pc games,movies, and Israeli culture/ "state of mind" throughout the entire course, not sure non Israelis would get them tho.

most phrases atually have context (it's not ❤❤❤❤ like "the bear eats the sock" like in other courses) and the human audio helps getting the intonation and accent most of the time.

The only faulty things I could think of: 1. the actual beginning, teaching the letters and how to write. seems just way too hard for beginners. I belive it's on Duolingo's end tho, not the creators. The creators themselves have created an alef-bet course on memrise to complement this failure, all people taking this course need to know this.

2.Because the recording are human recordings, a lot of sentences don't have them. Maybe it's a budget thing,but this needs to be dealt with. There are text to speech softwares tho, but still, it's a hassle.

Still, despite those hurdles I think this is one of the few courses you can actually get almost fluent conversationally in many topics once you're done with the tree. (including space and witchcraft

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Debbie749091
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ב"ה

מזל טוב (Mazel Tov)

I used DuoLingo to improve my modern Hebrew -- it's pretty good, though sometimes I disagreed with DL's translation (in either direction)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shuaisbeast

that is so cool

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/unchocolatier

Welcome, and good luck :)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Einat162
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Keep it up!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saulk789

me to im pretty bad though

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wowa269009
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I will love to do Hebrew and Arabic, but I'm going to wait until I master the writing. Btw: Congratulations! :-)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElizabethS746001
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I first started learning Hebrew with Rosetta Stone. It was a great way, for me, to start learning a foreign language. I had also stated learning a Biblical Hebrew Course at the same time and that was how i learned to practice, practice and practice writing on the alef-bet. And within a month i had the block letters down pretty good and now i know the block and "cursive" (for lack of a better word) writing very well. The hardest thing i found was getting programs recognizing my voice saying certain words correctly. And go to YouTube and watch a video on the Hebrew Alef-bet song. That song will be stuck in your head forever. And spend a lot of time practicing over and over the letters. Learning Hebrew made it easier for me to learn Greek and Russian and how to recognize the alphabet pretty quick. Make it easier to recognize shorts in those languages.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Einat162
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Youtube videos (of songs or a short video to watch once a day, daily) is a great way to memorize things- if you hate memorizing things :-)

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wowa269009
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Hard work pays back! :-) Congratulations for your commitment! You are a great inspiration! <3 For me was the other way around. Learning the Greek and Cyrillic alphabet was a piece of cake. Hebrew is costing me more effort that what I thought. Probably because I learn those alphabets when I was a teenager and I started with Hebrew as an adult. But your story has given me more courage. Here you have a lingot. :-)

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shlomoz12345

Okay.

1 month ago
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