The ancient language of ivrit ( עברית ) - Chet

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Like the Alphabet, The letters in Hebrew are called the Alef - Beyt They are presented on my blog from bottom to the top so you can learn them order, then to read them right to left. You will see what the original "Bible" said and what the names meant as they went through the stories of old.

Here is Chet: Symbolizing a fence or wall, to cut in two or separate.

It is the eighth letter. It is a consonant . It is also the number 8

Some cultures pronounce Chet like a "K" due to European influence on the language.

Some read this letter with the sound coming from the throat, like the Spanish "J" - in English it is transliterated as "kh" to simulate that sound. I have always pronounced Chet with the back of my throat because it's what I hear it most.

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Compare Chet with He and note the difference.

94001e1e-dbe0-4258-a66a-d11870e34ed4.jpg The left side of Chet touches the top . Not on He.

Let's do some reading

I will only be using words that contain letters that you have already learned.

Vowels are markings that appear below, and sometimes above or within the letters. Vowel pointings, as they are called, can define the sound of a vowel or they are the sound after a consonant.

I will help you with the sounds explaining each word and how it's read. The transliterations are representations of how someone who speaks English might write the word using the alphabet. When I can I put in the way a Spanish speaker might write what he hears in Hebrew.)

one

This one is famous. It is the word "one" not the number 1. Look up an audio of Ha Sh'ma - quoted "Hear oh Israel YHVH our God is One"

Here we read top right moving down: aleph then the vowel segol (three dots)
ey
Next letter: Chet then the vowel kamatz
kha
Next letter: Dalet
d

eykhad - or - aykh-odd - or (Spanish representations "ejad")

  • * one * the * and

Here is how we say 'and the one' - I added blue marks to point to the three words contained in this one Hebrew word.
Vav witha a Shva below it ":" = "and"
V'
He with a kamatz below it = "the"
Hah
Then our first word from this lesson...
eykhad

v'hah ekhad - or (Spanish representation "veja ejad")

Bald forhead

The group of three letters means "bald forehead"

We have a Gimel with a Hiriq under it "."
geeh
Then a Bet with tzeire ".." under it
be
Last we have Chet with a patakh "_" under it
(to read from bottom right to upper left)
akh

geeh-be-ak - or - gee-bay-akh - or (Spanish: gibeaj)

A complicated one

We have a Vav with a shva under it ":" = "and"
V'
Then a Zayin with kamatz under it
Zah
Next, a Vet with a shva under it ":"
V'
Next, a Chet alone followed by Vav as a vowel (shuruk)
(the two letters are pronounced..)
Khu (Spanish: "ju")

v'zah-v'khu - or - ve-za-ve-khu - or (Spanish: v'zav'ju)


Where we are so far

These are the letters you have learned so far - good job!


source

Only 14 more letters and you will be reading!

the vowels only have about five sounds - and I will keep telling you how they sound as we go

  • don't worry about the names of the vowels unless you plan to teach Hebrew.

I hope to add meaning to these little lessons each Shabbath as we go. Then we can read together with the vowel points in place and see how it all jives with English.

Thanks for taking the time to read.

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Many Arabic words are derived from Hebrew, which proves that the Jews lived long with the Arabs, and that our two languages are very close.
In fact we lived side by side without serious problems, unfortunately this is not the case today and it is a pity.
I hope that in the future all this animosity will be reabsorbed and we will be able to live in peace with our very close cousins.

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really a friend, now there is a striking difference. but seeing from the alphabet is almost similar. why @hebrew ?

really a friend, now there is a striking difference. but seeing from the alphabet is almost similar. why @hebrew ?

Thanks for sharing, you're doing a fine job. I have been looking forward to this your post, I had to follow you, to stick close. I have been doing some research trying to find a Bible that contains both Hebrew and English, I could only find "Kingdom Interlinear" for the greek scriptures. Do you have a suggestion?

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Here - read on line or download. This is the one I use.

https://archive.org/details/ESVInterlinearOT

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Thanks for the response. I'll go and check it out asap. It'll be handy from time to time, because some Bibles translation tend to be obsolete these days.

Great lesson again mate! I am having great pleasure learning this language and I can say I can see a little bit of similarities with Arabic words. The world is wonderful indeed.

It looks so much like the letter Heh.... it takes a lot of practice to differentiate. But eventually, one (ekhad) day we will all speak Hebrew ....

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We will all speak Hebrew when we meet God one day.

Thank you for the lesson! Audio helps very much.

This is a great lesson. I like to see the letters in words like that it really helps. Every lesson is getting better and better. It is working - I am learning Hebrew. UpVoted.

I think i'll need some more training haha. Great job there!

Great lesson again mate! I am having great pleasure learning this language and I can say I can see a little bit of similarities with Arabic words. The world is wonderful indeed.

very nice.

I always hear small children in the mosque beside my house reciting Alyf Byt Tah Sah. never knew it was hebrew

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Lots of shared sounds between Spanish and Portuguese and I can even understand 60 % though I never studied Portuguese, that doesn't mean one can assume certain sounds are a certain language.

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yeah thats true, your blog made me realize that

Your posts are always this way and I​ appreciate it, that is so cool thanks @hebrew.

'האות 'ח' זות האות אחרונה מפרשת השבוע: 'נח'
שבוע טוב

This is a hard language to pick up! It is important to me as a Christian. Thank you!

This is a nice tutorials in ancient language of ivrit.
You have introduce language learn easy to guide.

very nice post,,,,,,,,,,,,

Wow....another "ancient language " post by @hebrew
Wel done and perfect work my dear friend....
I always respect and appreciate your posts....
Upvoted and resteemed...
Cheers~~~~

Thank you! I do not quite understand, the pronunciation should be a bit stiff, or is it because the words are pronounced slowly?

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When I learned, I had trouble finding any video to watch that pronounced the words slowly for me. The same thing happened in real life when I learned Spanish - I got really good at asking people to speak more slowly.

The Chet is pronounced like that sound someone makes before hocking a loogie (but that 's a bit gross haha).

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Thanks for explaining, I understand:)

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I like your comment @hebrew

Great post @hebrew

Hello @hebrew,

Some people says Hebrew words & Arabic words have similarities. It can be, because Hebrew is the oldest language & Arabic absorbs words from it. Nice lesson & I'm your new student.

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@hebrew - Sir, I missed 1st 2,3 lessons of yours, but then I read your articles & get it.... This wonderful language learning makes me feel happy.... One day I could say 'hi, I learn world oldest language' & people will ask where I learn it... I never went to a class & a housewife.... But they don't know I got the best teacher's support to learn this language via Steemit....
I have found a video of Alphabet of Hebrew... can you please tell me, is this pronunciation is correct or not Sir.... If you can upload the voice cut of letters, sometimes it might help us more Sir... Nice lesson Sir...

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I have found a video of Alphabet of Hebrew... can you please tell me, is this pronunciation is correct or not Sir.... If you can upload the voice cut of letters, sometimes it might help us more Sir... Nice lesson Sir...

This is a very important letter and especially the word Echad .... One !

The key statement in the first line of the Shema is that "G‑d is One." The Talmud speaks about "lengthening" the way one says the word "One": Echad. "Anyone who lengthens Echad has his days and years lengthened."1 Chassidic teachings explain that this means thinking about, or meditating on, the inner meaning of the word.

The idea that "G‑d is One" means not only that there is one G‑d, but that G‑d and the whole of creation are only oneness. There is nothing apart from G‑d. Nothing exists outside of Him; everything that we perceive, every particle of existence, is nothing but a veiled manifestation of G‑d.

For this reason everything in the universe is totally dependent on G‑d at every moment. G‑d created the universe a long time ago, but He also continuously keeps it in existence. The Sages speak of a stream of energy emanating from the infinite essence of G‑d, making the universe exist. Were He to remove this life-giving force from the world, it would no longer be there.2 As Maimonides puts it: G‑d can exist without the world, but the world cannot exist without G‑d. With this idea in mind, one declares the Shema with all One's being.

http://www.chabad.org/parshah/article_cdo/aid/407093/jewish/Expressing-Oneness-The-Shema-Prayer.htm

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This is also very good. These letters are all so important......

Oneness: (from Chabad.org)

Hebrew letters have numerical values, which help us understand the meaning of the Torah and the prayers.
The word "ONE" in the Shema, echad, is made up of three letters: Aleph, Chet and Daled. Aleph, which has the numerical value "one," refers to G‑d Himself. Chet, numerical value "eight," signifies the seven heavens and the earth, ie: 'up' and 'down', the vertical plane, including all spiritual dimensions. The third letter is Daled, numerical value "four," which denotes the four directions of the horizontal plane: north, south, east, west.
Now we can understand what the Talmud means by "lengthening" the way we say "echad." It means spending time thinking about the meaning of the word: that the world in all its dimensions--the spiritual and the physical, and throughout the world and the entire physical universe--is really an expression of the infinite oneness of G‑d.
The Jewish people is itself described as echad, "One nation in the world."4 This implies not only that we are unique in the world, but that we are the nation which communicates to all humanity the concept of the oneness of G‑d. Further, by keeping G‑d's commands in our daily lives, we draw the Divine Oneness into the world, into every detail of our physical existence. And as the Talmud says, G‑d rewards us by granting us long and fulfilling days and years.

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You hav ea very good understanding of the depths of this language. We need only to keep looking and Eloheinu will show us new and amazing things "beyond what we could ask or imagine".

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This is why I could not get very far in my Hebrew language studies since every single letter would send me off in different directions.... when I get to Chet and the word Echad I become lost in this concept of Oneness then travel the roads with the Baal Shem Tov and the other Chassidic Mystics back further and further in time .... at one point I spent years lost in Moses Cordovero's Orchard of Pomegranates .... these letters are bursting with Light.

It is very difficult to me to make myself to read from right to left :)
I begin to understand the depth of this language.

Difficult but interesting language. Will definitely take some time to get the hang of it. But it will be worth it.

Thanks for the article.

Yeah definitely you have added the great meaning with each lessons and thanks for highlighting the ones we have learnt so far :)

Very important and guide learners post for language beginners.
I want to studying more about this language.
Its tough task. But if I have good effort I can learn easily.
Very good guidelines from your post.
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Waiting for Tet.... maybe in 9 months she will be born . Can hardly wait for the next lesson. Tet is so interesting .... it will be Good.

learning about the basic spelling of the ibrani alphabet is very challenging and fun .. I really like your persistence, your article is very useful friend @hebrew. great post 👍

This is a nice tutorials in ancient language of ivrit.
You have introduce language learn easy to guide.

nice post

This is now getting more interesting i am loving it :)

Nice post..I benefit from it.👌👍
Thx bro😃✌

Great lesson!Thanks for sharing.

Wow a nice steem post

Good job my friend @hebrew👍👍

very fine difference there thanks for making it clear otherwise i would got confused there :)

you are adding valuable content with each post's and that amazing to learn :)

had a great time reading and exploring new things today :)

Upvote and resteem post you @hebrew
World class post my friend

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I want to learn.

@hebrew - Sir, I missed 1st 2,3 lessons of yours, but then I read your articles & get it.... This wonderful language learning makes me feel happy.... One day I could say 'hi, I learn world oldest language' & people will ask where I learn it... I never went to a class & a housewife.... But they don't know I got the best teacher's support to learn this language via Steemit....
I have found a video of Alphabet of Hebrew... can you please tell me, is this pronunciation is correct or not Sir.... If you can upload the voice cut of letters, sometimes it might help us more Sir... Nice lesson Sir....

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Those are the letters, sung using the names. As in English the names won't (always) help with pronunciation, how often does a Q make the kee-you sound in words.

My third teacher had the same pronunciation as this woman singing. She rolls her R from what I can hear. I am on board with whatever helps you learn the language. At one point we all have to choose an "accent"

If you learn English in Georgia or Wisconsin or even London, you will sound good speaking as long as you are consistent with the area you learned from. I am a native English speaker and I understand all of the above plus Irish and Scottish accents. I am fluent in Spanish and have taught that language as well. I understand Spanish from all Spanish speaking countries and they understand me too.

I have chosen (and teach) the sounds of the spoken Hebrew words that I hear read in Israel both read and sung.

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@hebrew - Sir your knowledge of languages are extremely unbelievable... You can speak a lot of languages & fluent in most... Nice explanation Sir... I'll try to learn those letter & awaiting to learn the next letter too Sir....

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I used to sing with this video as a way of memorizing the letters and learning the sounds.

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@offgridlife - Hi, nice you decided to sing with this video... But I'll do when I get permissions from @hebrew Sir.... I don't know when these pronunciation are correct or wrong.... ;)

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interesting fact-
religious jews not writing this letter and another letters that make up the name of god יהוה.

if someone religious want to write something like the word יהדות hes adding a ( ' ).
for example (י'הדות). the word will be- י'ה'י'ה

thanks for an awsome post as always. it hebrew it means also the short for god.

תודה רבה על פוסט מצויין, בעברית האות הזו גם מציינת את שם השם.

@hebrew you did very well job to teaching us that language and you making for us easy that language or putting hard work for us. Which is appreciated thins man May god bless you Man!

Big thumbs up!

Nice Shema oh Yisrael adonay is good I like the song

Thanks again for the great lesson. Are you a teacher btw, or doing g this out of hobby? Just curious :)

thanks for the hebrew this post very important lesson and useful.

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Thank you for the lesson! its valuable post. thank you @hebrew

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Good job @hebrew

This is a nice tutorials in ancient language of ivrit.
You have introduce language learn easy to guide.
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Thanks for the information and great job.

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Hebrew is the Holy Language of Creation ....

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I have heard many teaching like this man is teaching. All true. Once I was convinced, I started to learn to read and speak Hebrew. The other option would be how to choose from the 70+ English 'versions' of the Bible - and they are all different. I have read 4 completely through in my language. Now that I am reading in Hebrew, I am seeing significant differences. Some so small that it is sad to have missed that in English. Some are huge and add many levels of meaning to what I already know.

Appreciated as always @offgridlife

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Yes ... the Torah takes on so much more meaning when read and studied in Hebrew.... Many things that did not make any sense in English are incredible when read In Hebrew - especially when you know the significance and symbolism of each letter. The videos are made by Rabbi Trugman who lives in Israel .

Sound is very good.This tutorials is a great lesson to beginners.

Every lesson is getting better and better. It is working - I am start a learning

@hebrew.

UpVoted/ Resteemed.

hebrew is the language that used by jesus christ, gods words spread though hebrew. so, we should learn it in any cost. i'm trying my best to learn it. 'v'zah-v'khu - or - ve-za-ve-khu' little hard to get. but i'll try. impressive article @hebrew

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Very good lesson and Is very interesting. thanks for sharing.

@hebrew
Have a nice day

Wow very nice post

Thanks for the continued lessons really helping me to learn Hebrew

Thank you for the lesson! Audio helps very much

for more that deal did not achieve the sound of the "chet"
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It's difficult, but you really are a fantastic teacher! It would be great if steemit also had the possibility to add some soundtracks, so it would be possible to know about pronunciation more specific. Will be waiting for the rest of the letters impatiently!

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No doubt it's difficult. You may be right. Though I am choosing simple words, maybe trying to bring reading into the picture without audio is too soon. Then again, being able to see a word and read it gives the student their first sense of accomplishment.

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Youtube Videos are great for this. You can embed then right in your Steemit posts so people don't have to leave steemit to listen. So you can have the picture of the letter, the sound and words ....

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if im not wrong hebrew is also one of ancient language, which is your profile name its unique ☺

Nice post boss

I love it =)

Thanks for sharing, you're doing a fine job. I have been looking forward to this your post, I had to follow you, to stick close.

Very good lesson. One letter at a time is the way to go. I will need to study this one .... Echad is the perfect word .... Alef, Chet, Dalet

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they letters look like hieroglyphs to me, probably because I just speak three European languages.

thanks a lot of my good friends @hebrew 👌

wow i learnt that much really amazing to know :)

I like my friends @hebrew.

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@hebrew,
Definitely this is not an easy job :D I am still little struggle to read right to left :/ In last 30 years of time I have learnt to read left to right, so it's not very easy thing to revert! Anyway we have 14 more letters to go! Then we can learn words and grammars, then we can read and discuss in Hebrew! If it's a universal language (one of the ancient language) then this article is the best place to learn it well!
Thank you very much for sharing such great knowledge with us and I am really appreciate your effort as well!

תודה -Toda

Cheers~

I do not quite understand, the pronunciation should be a bit stiff, or is it because the words are pronounced slowly?

hebrew your language are so hard but i want to learn.

Chet always reminded me of the symbol Pi = 3.14 (3+1+4=8)

http://www.dancohen.org/2010/03/08/the-last-digit-of-pi/

really a friend, now there is a striking difference. but seeing from the alphabet is almost similar. why @hebrew ?

L'Chaim (To Life) Another interesting take on the letter "Chet" .....

very nice.

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really nice post