Hebrew Bytes – Homework Exercise 5 – La’Jiraf Yesh Tsavar Aroch – A Giraffe Has A Long Neck


Yoni Giraffe! Enjoy this sweet song, from the very well-loved Israeli children’s CD, The Sixteenth Lamb, then fill in the appropriate Hebrew and English words in the Vocabulary Exercises.
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Hebrew Bytes – Homework Exercises 1-4

HEBREW BYTES         EXERCISES –    תרגילים

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Build your Hebrew muscles!  

Blue ManEXERCISE 1. Vocab.
Exercise 1 PDF File

 In the paragraph below, find the correct word or phrase that matches the  Hebrew words in the list.  Fill them in or write out both lists for practice!

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And God said, “Let there be light” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good, and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light day and the darkness He called night. He separated the dry land from the water of the seas.

  בראשית                                             יום                                        הארץ

ברה                                                טוב                                       השמים

אור                                              לילה                                        חוֹשֶך

מיים                                               וְהַיהַ                                       אלֹהים


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EXERCISE 2 . Vocab.
Exercise 2 PDF File

The root word rosh –  ראש  – means the beginning, or the head of;  something important.

Match the Hebrew words with the meanings:

                    ראש השנה  /  ראש בית ספר   /  ראש חודש   /  ראש הממשלה    /   הראש שלי

1. Beginning of a new month

2. School principal / head of a school

3. My head!

4. The Prime Minister

5. New Year / the beginning of the year

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EXERCISE 3.   Nouns – masculine and feminine
Exercise 3 PDF File

A. Copy the columns and fill in the missing nouns from the list:

  בַנַמַה, יַלְדָה, בֵן, אוֹטוֹבוס, אַבָה, יַרֵאַח, בָיִת

boy  – yeled – יֵלֵד                             girl – yaldah – —–

father – abba –  —–                    mother – imah – אִימָא

son – ben –  בֵן                       daughter – bat – —–

   book – sefer –  סֵפֶר                        picture – temunah – —–

house – bayit – —–                        ner – candle – נֵר

bus – ohtobus –  —–                 ship – ohniah – אֱנִייָה

orange – tappuz – תַפוז                     banana – bananah – —–

B. The Definite Article – ‘ha’ – 

By adding the definite article hey –  – as a prefix before the noun, you form a defining noun. E.g., a boy, yeled,  יֵלֵד   becomes the boy – ha‘yeled –  הָיֵלֵד

Do the same with the other nouns in the lists above.

C. Singular and Plural

Generally, masculine nouns in the plural form are given the suffix – im – יִם and feminine plurals are given  – ot – וֹת. E.g., boy – boys, yeled – yeladim – יֵלַדִים; girl – girls, yaldah – yeladot – יְלַדוֹת

These change the form of the word somewhat, as do: sons – banim and daughters – banot.

Fathers also are exceptions – avot , while mothers simply add an ‘ot’ –  ima’ot.

Write the plural forms of the remaining nouns in A.,
which simply receive the general endings im and ot.

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EXERCISE 4 – Nouns and Adjectives
Exercise 4 PDF File

Match the Hebrew word or phrase with the phrases below.

יוֹם אַרוֹך , הָבַיִת הָקַטַן , סֵפֶר טוֹב , בתִים גְדוֹלִים ,  המִִיכְתַב , הָיַלְדָה הָיַפָה , הָאַח שֵלוֹ , גַן יְלַדִים , הָכֶלֶב שֵלִי

1. a good book –                                    6. the pretty girl –

2. the small house  –                               7. a long day –

3. a children’s kindergarten –                  8. big horses –

4. the letter –                                          9. my dog –

5. his brother –                                     10. this week –