Learning Hebrew becomes easier with Barron’s 501 Hebrew Verbs. Each verb is listed alphabetically in easy-to-follow chart form—one verb per page with its English translation. The author presents the most commonly used Hebrew verbs in all forms, and includes example sentences and common idioms to demonstrate verb usage and how verbs function within the sentence.
This comprehensive guide to Hebrew verb usage is ideal for students, travelers, and adult learners. It includes:
The 1531 most common Hebrew verbs, fully conjugated, grouped into 759 roots based on verb frequency
The Hebrew roots and derived infinitives printed at the top of each page
Less frequent verb forms realized in the relevant roots listed separately (citation forms only)
Present participles, verbal nouns and infinitives (construct and absolute forms)
Jussive forms of verbs that are significantly different from non-jussive ones
Example sentences for each verb-root group, with accompanying translations, followed by special expressions incorporating the relevant verbs
Notes on usage register (such as literary, colloquial, and slang) as well as on colloquial alternates of normative forms
An explanatory essay discussing Hebrew verb formation and usage
Root index, Hebrew-English Index, and English-Hebrew index, in alphabetical order
About the Author
Shmuel Bolozky earned a B.A. in English Literature and Middle Eastern Studies at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an M.A. in English Language, University of London. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois. A linguist by training, Professor Bolozky specializes in Hebrew phonology (sound systems of languages) and morphology (word formation). His work centers on natural phonetically motivated processes and on word-formation patterns and productivity. He believes that linguistics is a powerful tool in language instruction. He is Associate editor of Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics and is a member of the editorial board of Hebrew Studies, Shofar, and Journal of Higher Hebrew Education. He served as President of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew (NAPH), and currently is the Associate Director for Hebrew at the National Middle East Language Resource Center.