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6 you will find the transliterations in an appendix at the end of the book. The vocabulary list is really all you will need. We thoroughly recommend purchasing the tapes or CDs to listen to the dialogues – there is no substitute for hearing the spoken language.

Vocabulary All new words in the dialogues (and exercises) are transliterated and translated. To familiarize yourself with the new words look through the vocabulary list after reading the dialogue. Once you are comfortable with the text, memorize the new vocabulary (sometimes it is easier to remember a phrase than a single word). Learn it both ways: cover the translation and read the Hebrew, and then see if you can remember the Hebrew from the English. Go back over the new words at the end of each unit. The vocabulary is introduced once in a unit; most words will then appear in the glossaries. If you find a word which you do not understand and which is not in the vocabulary list, you may well have come across it before and have forgotten it, so check in the glossaries.

Language points We have tried to keep explanations simple and to provide helpful examples. Memorizing the examples by reading them aloud will help you learn the language structures and expressions. Always go back to the dialogue to put them into context.

Exercises When you feel comfortable with the text (and new vocabulary) and have gone through the language points, turn to the exercises. These are aimed at helping you with grammar and language structures and provide a springboard for you to use the language you have just learnt. Try not to skip any or to look at the key until you have finished. You can then correct and learn from your mistakes. When you go back to an earlier unit, you’ll enjoy confirming your correct answers. We also suggest that you do the exercises in writing: this will help reinforce what you have learnt.

Colloquial hebrew  

Colloquial hebrew: Easy and enjoyable lessons in Hebrew

Colloquial hebrew  

Colloquial hebrew: Easy and enjoyable lessons in Hebrew

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