Tuesday, December 14, 2010

When Hebrew speakers speak English…

Spotted in a “learn Hebrew body parts” video (fuzzy circle is mine, not on the video):

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I’m doing body parts with Naomi – I thought the video might be fun.  Good thing she can’t read much yet or she’d have to un-learn some of her English first!

4 comments:

  1. Oh, there's too much of that sort of thing!

    My daughter taught me last night that all body parts are "rabot" as opposed to "rabbim" - she has a test on yaheed, yeheeda, rabbim, rabot today. She seems to know her stuff.

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  2. Awesome! :-)

    Also, "x" as a way to show the Hebrew "chet" is a bit, um, unusual, to say the least...

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  3. @Leora - Actually, not all body parts are feminine - just many of them. For instance, santair (chin), berech (knee) and marpeik (elbow) are all masculine.

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