https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItayKoM2

Join the movement to bring Hebrew to Duolingo!

Hello, I am a Hebrew speaker that lives in Israel, and I think that I am able to begin with my friend a course to learn Hebrew. I know how to speak Hebrew and English well enough. What do you think?

Comment to show your support, I read every single comment.

Thank you all for your nice comments!

Edit: http://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/he/en/status

July 29, 2014

137 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AureliaUK

I can't help thinking that Hebrew for Arabic and Arabic for Hebrew should be fairly high up the priority list.

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke_5.1991

They're relatively similar languages! (shalom aleichem / as-salamu alaykum)

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yossi.k

Technically they are, but learning Arabic is quite difficult even for Hebrew speakers.

July 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leonig01

They are both semitic languages, that's true, but they are pretty distant from each other, not to mention the different alphabets.

February 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusingThoughts

Amen. Let's use language to bridge divides!

February 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristinemc

Just want to remind everyone here what the forum is all about: language learning. Hateful comments will be deleted. Please take a look at the Community Guidelines here: http://www.duolingo.com/guidelines.

Keep posted on new language directions being added to Duolingo here: http://www.incubator.duolingo.com. Glad to hear so many people are excited about new language directions being added :)

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/benklinger

The link to the incubator is http://incubator.duolingo.com/

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bar_an

I applied to contribute to Hebrew for English speakers and to English for Hebrew speakers. So far I haven't heard back from Duolingo. I guess that they will open the course in the Incubator when there will be enough contributors.

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/benklinger

Same here. I want to contribute. Very familiar with Duolingo, finished the English->German tree and scored 10.0/10 in the Duolingo English test center.

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Intifadanow

wow!

August 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davidvdb

Really, many people want a Hebrew course here. Did you apply here? I, and many others, are supporting you!

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CAA15

Yes, we both applied several times, lol.

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/megan1505

I support this 100 percent! (take these five lingots too :D)

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItayKoM2

Thank you so much :D

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mitchell_MT

I am always interested in the history of the Jewish religion, even though I'm not Jewish. It's always interesting.

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/omers7

I know english and hebrew well, ואני מוכן לעזור לך :)

July 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yossi.k

As a native speaker of both English and Hebrew, I applied as well. I really hope Duolingo gives us an opportunity to teach this wonderful language and culture.

July 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dallontrash

That would be awesome! I'd really appreciate a Hebrew course here on Duolingo!

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexisLinguist

I support!

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shelby-gabrielle

Yes! I would love a Hebrew course! I would learn it on Duolingo in a heartbeat.

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CliffJonesJr

If a Hebrew course for English speakers is created, I'll be on that Day One! And yes, I voted in the poll.

Hebrew and Japanese are the ones I'm holding my breath for. I know there are other ways to study, but I love this system!!! Duolingo is awesome!

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GrassTiger

I'll be there on day one also!!!

March 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ColettaD

That would be great! And here are 10 lingots for you!

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItayKoM2

Wow, 10 lingots, thank you so much! I totally agree with you :J

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/azureskye

I'd love to learn Hebrew!

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Equillibrium

I'd love to contribute, I'll apply later.

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.M.G.

Yup, I also applied to contribute (Israeli and whatnot). I think it's gonna take a while before a Hebrew-English course is added to the incubator, but it's so great to see that so many people are interested!

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeIouch

I love the look of the Hebrew alphabet, would definitely like to learn some Hebrew on Duo :)

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buunny

Last time I was in this thread, there was a very hateful comment that had been given at least 40 lingots, but this thread only had about 15. I just thought it would be a shame for someone offering to contribute to have less than someone who was being highly inappropriate without ever having been provoked. I know you can't do much with them, but still have them.

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aislinnm

I've always wanted to learn Hebrew! You have my support. It would be really amazing to get a Hebrew course on here!

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EdenRu

I live in Israel too, I would love to help you.

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItayKoM2

אחלה (Great)

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/loolitay

חחחח אני רואה שיש הרבה מתנדבים, מוזר שלא דיברו איתכם. אני חושבת שפשוט אין להם זמן עכשיו.

שלום מקליפורניה!

November 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItayKoM2
February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/loolitay

יששששש

February 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SDPhil

Have you applied in the incubator to contribute to the course? :)

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EdenRu

I am working on my application right now

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yullen

I voted for DL to add Hebrew. I would love to learn this language :)

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TanagerMoonmist

From what I've seen on the Discussions, a lot of people have applied to contribute. Maybe once Irish and Danish are released (soon, soon...), they will add new languages, including Hebrew.

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KansasBurri

I probably wouldn't learn it but it would be cool to have a Hebrew course. The more languages the better!

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LyndaClark

I would love to!

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Krore

I don't have a lot of desire to learn Hebrew personally, but if I were making a priority list I would put Hebrew pretty high. It's a really interesting language.

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erkte
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Please, do it :)

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnQuant

I would love to see Hebrew on Duolingo!

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/naor93

im also an israeli, i would love to help you!

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/teamshortcut

I would love Hebrew to be included! I've always wanted to learn it, but never had any way of doing it.

July 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DevorahEmily

You would absolutely change my life. I have been looking for something to teach me Hebrew but no one has ANYTHING. Do it, you would have a Loyal supporter forever.

October 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tori.grace7

Exactly! I've always wanted to learn Hebrew too and it would have been my first choice for a language if they had it on Duolingo.

October 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

It's true, no one has anything... Except Memrise, a bit... But it would be awesome that a course started here!

February 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CinnamonBoy

Yes! Hebrew! Come on, Duolingo. Please put Hebrew in the incubator next! You can put Yiddish in the incubator but not Hebrew? What???!!!

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItayKoM2

I totally support you.

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CinnamonBoy

Thanks! ;D

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NancyRupKen

I support

July 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chrisd270

I support, would love to learn Hebrew!

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FlipFlopGardenr

Hebrew was one of the options on the poll for deciding which languages should next be added to the incubator. (I was going to say it IS one of the options, but the poll closed yesterday :/) The results for the poll will be released later today (30th) so I hope on behalf of everyone here that Hebrew got a lot of votes

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/francisrdp12

I support this 101%!

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dhananjay78708

I am always inspired by people of Israel because of their high intelligence and fighting spirit. I would love to know Hebrew. I am interested to know history of Jewish people and literature though am not from Israel. I fully support you.

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nateVONgreat

I sent a request to help work on it, as I am also a native hebrew/English speaker. That was quite a while ago, but so many people have asked me to teach them hebrew, or to point them to a site that can teach hebrew. Duolingo is my all time favourite language learning site, so i would love to point them to here.

אל אל ישראל!!

עם ישראל חי!

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItayKoM2

סוף סוף עוד מישהו שיודע עברית, נקווה שדואולינגו יתנו לנו להתחיל את הקורס

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lolalilach

איזה קטע גם אני מדברת עברית :), יהיה ממש מגניב אם ילמדו פה עברית !!!

August 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItayKoM2

Yeah I know xP

August 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melaninja

What beautiful script!

July 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eyalcohen001

היי איתי אני גם אעזור (:

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gavin_Wax

KEN!!!!

July 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gavin_Wax

Why was this down voted? Ken means yes in Hebrew.

August 1, 2014

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    Also my support! :) and wish you all success in formation the course!

    July 31, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Margaret3535

    I would LOVE A HEBREW COURSE! I tried another program that did not work and duolingo works great for german!

    August 23, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/acutepopstarGirl

    Hey Itay,how are you doing,I'll join you,here an extra lingot.

    Good luck on making more votes!=)

    October 1, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItayKoM2

    Thank you!

    October 2, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/acutepopstarGirl

    you're welcome=)

    October 2, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JordanMizr

    Hey guys vote in the new straw poll! So far hebrew is winning!

    https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3938897

    February 26, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItayKoM2

    Sure :D

    February 26, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CAA15

    Total support. :)

    July 29, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FlyingDoughnut

    i almost didn't join duolingo because they didn't have hebrew but i did and i love it

    July 29, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CAA15

    Haha, me too.

    July 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fer84

    Great! Hebrew for German speakers later ?

    July 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bar_an

    image

    July 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItayKoM2

    I do not know German so I can not do it.

    July 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fer84

    It would be great if you get the course rolling - and I'm pretty sure that I'd take it, even from English. My hebrew is limited to some catch-phrases ( like "shalom", "La coba sheli shilosh pinot ", if I could express myself better it is supposed to mean something like "My hat, it has three corners, Three corners has my hat") I never had the patience to look into the writing, and Duolingo would be perfect. My main purpose would be to impress some Israeli friends. I have no intends to read the bible, whatsoever.

    I'm donating five lingots to your course (not sure if this changes anything)

    July 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yellowred42

    I would love to see a Hebrew for English speakers course if it were possible, but it would have to include a hebrew alphabet keyboard somehow.

    July 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CliffJonesJr

    It should be a simple matter for Duolingo itself to convert input Latin characters into their Hebrew counterparts in fields meant to accept only Hebrew. There are only 22 letters in Hebrew, after all. The problem of indicating final forms and niqqud is akin to using capital letters and diacritics in Latin-based languages. I should point out, though, that the ability to input niqqud is not needed.

    July 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CAA15

    It's actually real easy to get a Hebrew Keyboard on Windows, googling it should give you simple, step by step instructions, or you could figure it out, as it is a setting in the control panel.

    I have Windows 8, English computer:

    July 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CAA15

    שלום, כאת(ה) יכול(ה) לראות, אני יכול להקליד בעברית. :)

    July 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/constructionjoe

    I would be interested in learning Hebrew for English speakers. Let the incubation begin!

    July 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnonToriYT

    Yofi I really looking forward to it . and also aramaic...

    July 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/omer8882

    Now that Hebrew won the recent poll, I hope the course will happen as soon as possible. I've been wanting to contribute to this course for such a long. I first applied for it months ago.

    !תמשיכו לתמוך ותחזיקו אצבעות

    July 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SusannaEDavis420

    That would be great, ItayKoM2! I'm still learning Spanish right now and don't think I could take on another language right now, but later I would love to learn at least some Hebrew. It is such an interesting language with an amazing history. I'm sure there are many people who would like to learn Hebrew.

    July 31, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItayKoM2

    (:

    July 31, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kingthatcher

    I would love to learn Hebrew! It is so beautiful.

    July 31, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caoidh

    I'd love to be able to learn Hebrew on Duolingo.

    August 1, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizamelia

    I am for it !!!

    August 1, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GrumpyCatGuy

    Oh yes!!!!! My Hebrew is very limited and I'd love to expand on my knowledge!!!!!

    August 1, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rotematia

    I'm a native Hebrew speaker and I'll be more than happy to help

    August 1, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SabaKhaleghi

    I'd love to learn Hebrew!

    August 1, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Beachiano

    It sounds just amazing!! Get a Lingot!! Thanks a lot for this awesome idea! :-D

    August 6, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItayKoM2

    Thank you!

    August 7, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Beachiano

    It's my pleasure! :D Happy weekend!

    August 17, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItayKoM2

    Thank you, you too!

    August 17, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Beachiano

    Haha, thanks again! ;)

    August 17, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dmor01

    I applied to the hebrew incubator also and still got not reply.

    אני רוצה לעזור לך!

    August 11, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItayKoM2

    "I applied to the hebrew incubator also and still got not reply." כן גם אני חחח נקווה שהם יענו בקרוב

    August 11, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/linkit1307

    I applied to contribute to Hebrew too. I would love to see a Hebrew course on duolingo! I lived in Israel up until 4 years ago when I moved to the states. I was actually just visiting Israel 3 days ago and I was so happy to see my hometown Haifa doing great!

    August 15, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItayKoM2

    (:

    August 15, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ReidHT

    I agree, I am so interested in this language! Maybe one day I can read the Old Testament in its original language :).

    August 23, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/klabear10

    I really hope that Duolingo does create a Hebrew for English speakers course. I look forward to the day that this comes to fruition. I encourage you to pursue that goal. Thank you, have a lingot!

    September 2, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ahod

    ken, ken, ken, marvelous idea; I'm currently learning Hebrew, but it's not easy to find a somewhat complete course for free, never mind duolingo style! please pursue it. beh-va-ka-sha. to-da

    September 20, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItayKoM2

    (:

    September 20, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Markato19

    I've always wanted to learn Hebrew my people heritage, But, I never did! You have my support. It would be really amazing to get a Hebrew course on here!

    October 14, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lakadaize

    One of the first languages I looked for on Duo was Hebrew. It'd be so great if this was available. I'm not sure if there's a place to vote but consider this my vote. !אני אוהב את עברית

    March 22, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Echo101

    I would love to learn Hebrew! I guess they're waiting for some courses to graduate to beta before they start on other courses(like Hebrew).

    July 29, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zari_Horowitz

    Go Hebrew!!

    July 29, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anhonime

    I've been opting for Hebrew on Duo for so long :p I voted for it in all of the Language Pools

    Yes, please :D I know the alephbet already, would be glad to learn more

    July 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItayKoM2

    I am happy to hear that. :D

    July 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grubymis

    Support from Silesia! תמיכת משלזיה

    July 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jbdyoni

    Yes please! I also speak Hebrew but I can barely write and read so I would love to have this!

    Also not sure if anyone is aware of this https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3699236 there seems to be a fair bit of interest in a Hebrew course, lets hope it happens! :D

    July 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dacevedo25

    I support it. I am learning Arabic at the moment because I can't find sites to teach me Hebrew.

    July 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taylortk

    לא ידעתי שיש הרבה אנשים שיודעים עיברית פה.. אני גם גרה בישראל. הלוואי שיעשו פה קורס עיברית ספרדית.

    July 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItayKoM2

    כן חחחח טוב לראות ישראלים פה P:

    July 30, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rotematia

    חחחח באמת יש כאן הרבה ישראלים.בכל מקרה נרשמתי ,ודולינגו שלחו לי במייל שהם יחזרו לי תשובה תוך כמה שבועות.

    August 1, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Locrio

    This would be a very useful thing for me - I've had a hard time getting into Semitic languages.

    July 31, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevinguy19

    I'm all for it! :)

    August 2, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItayKoM2

    (:

    August 3, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheoGolden

    Please do I really want to learn hebrew

    November 13, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nuhuboy

    I want to learn Hebrew too! (for English speakers) When will it be ready?

    November 20, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EveAdelle

    Totally start a Hebrew course! Looking forward to it.

    December 10, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/klabear10

    They added Yiddish to the incubator before Hebrew... Seriously??? You have to be kidding me lol.

    February 21, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

    Itay Kom, please do it! I know that this discussion is old, but that would be really amazing!

    February 23, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EliE24

    I am a native Hebrew speaker as well, and my English is good enough for working on a special Hebrew for English speakers course, I would like to help, too!

    February 23, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Celioom

    i would absolutely love to learn Hebrew!! my great grandparents spoke hebrew (along with yiddish, ukranian and english) and i would so love to be able learn it as well!! crossing my fingers come on duolingo!

    March 11, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GrassTiger

    I'm really just biding my time here learning Spanish and French. What I'm really waiting to learn is HEBREW! :)

    Considering that a lot of cutting edge scientific research is done in Israel, I would think there would be a lot of demand for more web pages to be translated between the two languages.

    March 24, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/049q

    I think it will be nice, though I think it's a hard language (I'm from Israel so I can't really tell) and people could have troubles learning it, though it will be nice!

    August 1, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/delilahnethken

    Please add Hebrew. I love Doulingo, it is the best way to learn a new language.

    May 28, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mirrack

    duolingo e muito legal to viciado nesse jogo n curso

    May 4, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Twinprincess

    thanks

    May 10, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lachusa

    I would like to learn to speak some basic Hebrew.

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