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Hebrew for Dummies - (For Dummies) by Jill Suzanne Jacobs (Mixed Media Product)

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Number of Pages: 382

Genre: Foreign Language Study

Sub-Genre: Hebrew

Series Title: For Dummies

Format: Mixed Media Product

Publisher: For Dummies

Age Range: Adult

Author: Jill Suzanne Jacobs

Language: English

Street Date: April 1, 2003
TCIN: 77837741
UPC: 9780764554896
Item Number (DPCI): 247-16-8678
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



This approachable guide to one of the world's oldest, richest languages explains the fundamental grammar and usage rules that readers need to know in order to gain a basic proficiency with the language, including parts of speech, sentence structure, verb tenses, case rules, numbers, and punctuation.



Book Synopsis



The fun and easy way to start speaking Hebrew

One of the most amazing things about Hebrew is that, in less than a century, it has gone from an ancient language of prayer and ritual spoken by a few holy men to a modern language of sunbathing, dining, going to the movies, and countless other everyday activities, spoken by millions. Modern Hebrew is a beautiful language, but for a native English speaker it can be tough wrapping your tongue around exotic expressions like "Ha'im Ayn Oogiyot?" ("What, no cookies?"). As with any language, the quickest way to master Hebrew basics is to immerse yourself in its sounds and rhythms. The next best thing to six months in Haifa, Hebrew For Dummies lets you do just that!

Whether you want to communicate with your Israeli cousins, understand Jewish prayers and sacred literature, impress your Jewish in-laws, or you're planning a trip to Israel, this book/audio package can help. In no time, you'll:

  • Master Hebrew sounds and rhythms
  • Understand basic grammar and usage
  • Get a handle on the Hebrew alphabet
  • Make small-talk, and most everyday transactions
  • Discover the basics of Hebrew blessings and prayer
  • Gain insights into Hebrew culture and traditions

Each chapter of Hebrew For Dummies is organized around a specific set of activities--such as eating, traveling, shopping, and asking directions--and gives you the lowdown on all the Hebrew you'll need to get by. Topics covered include:

  • Eating, going shopping, having fun, sports, hobbies, talking on the phone, communicating around the office, and other everyday activities
  • Hebrew for travelers, including transportation, hotels, money changing, asking directions, and handling emergencies
  • Sacred Hebrew, including reading the Bible and prayer books, blessing formulas, sacred rites and services, and more

The enclosed audio CD let's you pick up Hebrew the easy way--through actual conversations. It features:

  • Dialogues by native Hebrew speakers
  • Answers to the Fun & Games activities in the book

The fun, easy way to master basic Hebrew, this book will quickly get you on track with the language skills you need to speak and read Hebrew like a native.



From the Back Cover



Covers common expressions, conversations, and cultural notes

With this guide, you can return to your roots or create new ones

Want to discover how to speak Hebrew? This easy-to-understand guide explains basic grammar and usage, covering everything from the alphabet and numbers to making small talk, planning a trip, and changing money. You'll also discover the basics of Hebrew blessings and prayer, as well as the significance of the holy days.

Pick up Hebrew the easy way --through actual conversations

Features dialogues by native Hebrew speakers

Allows you to hear Hebrew as it's really spoken

Reinforces lessons from the book

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About the Author



Jill Suzanne Jacobs, MA, is a writer, Jewish educator, and part of the editorial team of MyJewishLearning.com. She has taught and helped create course materials for Hebrew and Jewish studies classes.

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