As you've possibly noticed by now, Hebrew does not have a form for "to be" - there actually are ways to do this, but they are confined to very specific circumstances. Instead, just give the pronoun.
Speaking of pronouns, by the end of this skill you will have all of the Hebrew subject pronouns. They are listed below:
|you (masc. sing.)||אתה|
|you (fem. sing.)||את|
|you (masc. pl. or mixture)||אתם|
|you (fem. pl.)||אתן|
|they (masc. or mixture)||הם|
Plurals in Hebrew have the ending ים- . There are also a few irregular plurals to watch out for.
As mentioned previously, Hebrew verbs in the present tense conjugate according to number and gender, so there are four forms to a verb.
This is used for almost all verbs:
If the masculine singular verb form has only two letters, then it conjugates slightly differently:
The Magic הEdit
If the letter ה comes at the end of the masculine singular form then the conjugation is a little different. The masculine and feminine forms will be spelled the same (unless nikkud are used), but will be pronounced differently:
- נשים = women
- אנחנו = we
- ילדים = boys, children
- רואים = see (masc. pl.)
- רואות = see (fem. pl.)
- הם = they (masc.)
- הן = they (fem.)
- אתן = you (fem. pl.)
- אתם = you (masc. pl.)
Duolingo Lesson: www.duolingo.com/skill/he/Basics