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mediatorSunday 01st of May 2005 09:04:37 PM
intro - Can anyone tell me what their experience has been learning Hebrew?
Thank you.
Mediator
Monday 02nd of May 2005 05:58:10 AM
- [quote]Originally posted by mediator


Can anyone tell me what their experience has been learning Hebrew?
Thank you.
Mediator[/quote]

Mediator, do you meaning to ask what our experiences are learning Hebrew in general, or what our experiences are at this discuss?

The key to learning Hebrew, after you know the basics, is reading tons of easy Hebrew material and then slowly working your way up until you can read the regular Israeli newspapers and normal adult literature. As for speaking and writing I would say that too is just practice. In my opinion Hebrew is not a hard language, but aside from recent loanwords most of the vocab is different from the Indo-European languages.

I still can't pronounce everything as an Israeli would, because it is hard for me to break the habit of my English r, and certain other English biases.
JLanguageMonday 02nd of May 2005 06:00:10 AM
Can you clarify? - [quote]Originally posted by mediator


Can anyone tell me what their experience has been learning Hebrew?
Thank you.
Mediator[/quote]

Mediator, do you mean to ask what our experiences are learning Hebrew in general, or what our experiences are at this discuss?

The key to learning Hebrew, after you know the basics, is reading tons of easy Hebrew material, and then slowly working your way up, until you can read the regular Israeli newspapers and normal adult literature. As for speaking and writing, I would say that too is just practice. In my opinion Hebrew is not a hard language, but aside from recent loanwords, most of the vocab is different from the Indo-European languages.

I still can't pronounce everything as an Israeli would, because it is hard for me to break the habit of my English r, and certain other English biases.