Good morning; Good night; Good Year…

%d7%91%d7%a7%d7%a8-%d7%98%d7%95%d7%91  One of the ways to learn new words is by associations to words you already know such as the most common greeting: good morning – בּוֹקֶר טוֹב – boker tohv; good night – לַיְלָה טוֹב – lahy-la tohv; Happy New Year (lit: good year) – שָׁנָה טוֹבָה – sha-na toh-va.

You can see that just from the above phrases that the adjectives in Hebrew go AFTER the nouns. This is lesson #1.

Lesson #2 is that the word for ‘good’ has more than one form. Right! Adjectives have gender. tohv – טוֹב – masculine adjective; toh-va – טוֹבָה – feminine adjective.

Let’s learn a few words that derive from the word tohv – טוֹב:

  • adjective – tove lev -טוֹב לֵב- goodhearted; kindhearted
  • noun – toov – טוּב – goodness
  • noun – toov lev – טוּב לֵב – kindness
  • phrase – kole – toov – כָּל טוּב – all the best

Le-heet-ra-oht   v’kole toov!

לְהִתְרָאוֹת וְכָּל טוּב

See you and all the best!

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