Many people think that Hebrew grammar (and probably all grammar) is an annoying, boring pain to learn.
I know I used to think so!
It was not until after several years of serious Hebrew study that I finally figured out that Hebrew grammar was my friend.
In fact, grammar, especially Hebrew grammar, is the tool that helps one learn a language much more quickly.
How? Because with grammar you can learn many words every time you learn a single new vocabulary word.
Here is how it works:
When you know the rules of grammar you can take a new word you have learned and apply the grammar rules to it to figure out many other words that you have never even heard before.
In Hebrew you just need to figure out what the root (shoresh – שֹׁרֶשׁ) of a word is and then the grammar rules can usually be used to figure out dozens of new words. Sometimes over 100!
So how do you want to learn the language? One word at a time, or dozens of words at a time?
I know what my answer is.
When I finally figured out the amazing power of Hebrew grammar, I was excited by grammar instead of being bored by it. My new friend has treated me very well ever since. 🙂
And, by the way, if you want to know how to figure out what the shoresh is of a Hebrew word — it is easy! You just need to know Hebrew grammar!
The grammar rules in Hebrew are pretty complicated, but fortunately the language is very organized and there are relatively few “exceptions” compared to other languages.
So get to work! Make Hebrew grammar YOUR friend and see how much easier it is to progress in your Hebrew studies.
Click here fore some resources for learning Hebrew grammar.
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