That’ll Teach Them a Lesson

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What’s the difference between lilmod and lelamed? What’s the difference between limud and limudim? And how could we have possibly missed the Hebrew root ל.מ.ד on a podcast meant to teach Hebrew?!


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New Words and Expressions:

Anahnu lomdim ivrit be-yahad kvar hamesh shanim – We’ve been learning Hebrew together for more than five years now – אנחנו לומדים עברית ביחד כבר חמש שנים

Ma lamadeta ba-gan ha-yom – What did you learn in kindergarten today, my little boy? – מה למדת בגן היום, ילד קטן שלי

Lamadeta, lamadet – You (m.), (f.) You learned – למדת

Lomedet lalechet – Learning to walk – לומדת ללכת

Hi lomedet Anglit – She learns English – היא לומדת אנגלית

Lomdim lihyot im ze kacha – One learns to live it like that – לומדים לחיות עם זה ככה.

Matai ochlim? – When do we eat? – מתי אוכלים?

Eich omrim be-ivrit – How do you say it in Hebrew? – איך אומרים בעברית…

Lilmod – To learn, to study – ללמוד

Lelamed – To teach – ללמד

Anachnu nelamed ota eich lehitgalgel – We’re going to teach her how to roll over – אנחנו נלמד אותה איך להתגלגל

Nilmad – We will learn – נלמד

Nilmad lichyot – We will learn to live – נלמד לחיות

Lomed – Learning – לומד

Melamed – Teaching – מלמד

Limud – Teaching, learning, studying – לימוד

Ze kurs le-limud italkit – This is an Italian course – זה קורס ללימוד איטלקית

Ba-limudim – At school – בלימודים

Ahrei ha-limudim – After school hours – אחרי הלימודים

Hi ba-limudim – She’s at school/university – היא בלימודים

Ani mazmina manot she-lo klulot be-arucha iskit – I order dishes which are not included in the set lunch menu – אני מזמינה מנות שלא כלולות בארוחה עסקית

Hitlamdut (“Stage.”, pronounced stazh) – Apprenticing stage – התלמדות

Lo shilmu lachem? – They didn’t pay you? – ?לא שילמו לכם

Ratsiti lelamed etchem lekach – I wanted to teach you a lesson – רציתי ללמד אתכם לקח

Lilmod lekach – To learn a lesson – ללמוד לקח

Lelamed lekach – To teach someone a lesson – ללמד לקח


Playlist and Clips:

Ha-dudai’m – Ma Lamadeta Ba-gan Hayom (lyrics)

Nasrin Qadri – Lomedet Lalechet (lyrics)

Yehuda Poliker – Pahot Aval Od Ko’ev (lyrics)

Dog trainer

Dani Sanderson – Nilmad Lichyot (lyrics)

Learning Italian in Hebrew

Agas Kimel (lyrics)


Ein davar kaze hitlamdut

Lilmod/Lelamed Lekach – To learn/teach a lesson

Dani Sanderson – Galshan (lyrics)

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