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Dutch university's Hebrew club visits Israel
Gili Gurel
Published: 15.10.12, 22:29
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1. The biggest obstacles to learning Hebrew
Deadbeat Bum   (10.15.12)
1. Many abbreviations at all levels, which are not documented in the dictionaries. 2. Much slang and jargon, again undocumented. It means you can do ulpan alef, bet, gimmel and still not understand what the hell people are saying.
2. Learning Ivri
DavidR ,   USA   (10.16.12)
The Hebrew Prophet Tz'fanyah said in the last days that HaShem would return the people to a "Pure Tongue." That would be Hebrew. In the US Hebrew is being studied by literally millions. It is a new thing that has been happening for the past 15 years. It is not an organized thing but people study on their own. Even if they learn slowly, they still learn. WHY? Because Yosehp lives and the Prophet said it would happen! BTW, I am one of them. Am Israel Chai!
3. # 1
Birdi ,   Israel   (10.16.12)
Dear Bum, Give yourself time, you will get the hang of Hebrew which is a very difficult language to learn. Good luck!
4. great article!
Ilana   (10.15.12)
5. Modern spoken Hebrew?
Max L. ,   Albany, N.Y.   (10.16.12)
The greatest ungrammatical Plagarism of all time,,,,,,,,,. Did I say that right?
6. DavidR
Walt K ,   Sherbrooke, Canada   (10.16.12)
I don't want to break your illusion, but there are billions individuals who learn : English, french, russian, mandarin, arabs...etc. Learn other languages, it is a way to meet the world. Despite all differences between ethnics, we all are sentenced to live together forever for the better and the worst.
7. to #5 and amerikan english is better???
ghostq   (10.16.12)
english is new language and amerikan english is worse, y would you call a locomotive - "make room" ? stop blaming the language gramatice mishaps ,the next generation miss education is to blame. kids can't speak good language if at home they heard bad language.
8. Anne got it right
tiki ,   belgium   (10.16.12)
Learning Hebrew & Judaism is COOL!
9. A question to Walt K,
Yaffa ,   Haifa, Israel   (10.16.12)
Why do you say that studying French, Russian and other languages that you mentioned is 'a way to see the world' ? You may not know this but in Netherland (as well as other countries in the world) English is being taught as a second language. I got an impression from your words that you don't fill comfortable with people studying Hebrew. In Israel today there are students from all over the world who came to Israel to study Hebrew. They do it because they want, and not because they have too. Many of them even saw other places around the globe, and yet they are also curious about our language and culture.
10. Yaffa
Walt K ,   Sherbrooke, Canada   (10.18.12)
No. It is very nice.I wanted to say that because, it is very important to know different languages and I hope that you don't think that to know hebrew is a final achievement... but a stepping stone to understand more other speakings. Despite all the bad things who occur, we are living in a beautiful world. Are we ?
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