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How to Speak the Language of the Hebrew Man Lyrics

How to Speak the Language of the Hebrew Man Lyrics
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(Last Updated On: December 8, 2021)

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Learning a language is fun, but what if you learn it while listening to music? It will surely become more than just a fun activity, because who doesn’t like music?

Hebrew language learners find it hard to learn Hebrew as it is a right-to-left language. If you are also learning Hebrew, listening to Hebrew music is the best way to immerse yourself in the language without putting in so much effort. You don’t have to sit in a corner to concentrate on the lyrics, just play the music, enjoy, do stuff whatever you normally do while listening to music and leave the rest on it. Doing so, on regular basis will help you learn the language quicker.

Talking about Jewish music and forgetting “Hebrew man”, not possible right? Well, it is a famous song by an Israeli songwriter/singer named, Ehud Banai. In this article, we will talk about the songs that you can learn, particularly the Hebrew man song, its lyrics, and the language of Hebrew man. Of course, we do know the language of the song, but do we really know it? Let’s figure it out!

How to speak the language of the Hebrew man lyrics?

Well, Hebrew man was surely a catchy song that makes everyone dance, but the song lyrics reveal something really interesting such as some overwhelming and subtle Biblical laws, themes, and narratives that are immersed in popular Israeli culture.

When it comes to the language of the Hebrew man lyrics, there are a lot of questions that come to mind such as Does Banai refer to the current, updated slangy Israeli Hebrew? Or does it relate to Ben Yehuda’s poetic 100-year old Hebrew, the time when the language was revived and every new word of the language was a celebration? Maybe it refers to the language of Prophets. Or maybe it was Banai’s real intention that digs deeper into the Jewish historical background. Maybe that that what it is often referred to as medieval Hebrew, the Hebrew of the Golden age of Spain, or the traditional Jewish poetry? There is a lot of confusion, right?

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language of the hebrew man lyrics

Focusing on the lyrics of this Hebrew song, we can say that maybe Banai refers to all those concepts and layers of Hebrew all together that includes “the layers of the tribe of Judea”, “the layer of Rabbi Judah the Prince, followed by poet Judah Halevi and revived by Ben Yehuda”. It was being referred to the language of Yehuda Amichai, the greatest modern poet of Israel, and win Price for his poetry in the 19th century. The same Yehuda Amichai can’t understand without the intense knowledge of all the layers of Hebrew. Without even digging deeper into the layers of Hebrew, finding a way to flourish flowers of thousand years old folded together and giving life to the new old meaning and the breathing soul of a living people.

Other Jewish Song to learn the Hebrew Language

There are so many songs that you can listen to to make your language sound better such as Hebrew birthday songs, Jewish folk songs, and Ethiopian music. Here is the list of some of the songs:

1. Ashir by Los Caparos

“Rich” is a basic song you can start with, it’s easy to learn because there is so much repetition.  It will help you to improve your grammar as well because it has common Hebrew verbs in their infinitive forms.

2. Bo’i by Odan Raichel

“Come” by Idan Raichel includes some Ethiopian music as well as some Amharic lyrics. You can listen to this song to improve the flow and tone of the language.

3. Ba’olam Shelah by Hatikva

“In Her World” is a song promising protection and dedication to a lucky lady. It is a kinda song you can add to your list, it will well worth it.

4. Chaim Beseret by Los Caparos

It is one of the bestselling music albums. The phrase, “Chaim Beseret”, literally translates as, “live in a movie” which means feel delusional or out of touch with reality. Add it to your list and see how it improve your learning capability for the Hebrew language.

5. Medabrim B’sheket by Idan Raichel 

“Speaking silently” is a sweet song by Idan Raichel, which recalls love. In addition, the English lyric describes the song as “speak to me, no about me”.

6. Silsulim by Static & Ben-El

Make sure not to confuse “Silsulim” with “shilshulim”, which means diarrhea and the trilling sound you hear in the chorus; while “Silsulim” is completely a different thing, a song that your list must-have.

7. Nosei’a by Eliad 

This song includes the reference to traveling, it’s like when you are heartbroken and need to drive and think to relax. You can find the English lyric of the song on the Internet to understand it better.

8. Lev Chofshi by Moki

The song “Free Heart” by Maki is all about free feeling, no restrictions or worries.

9. Milim Yafot Me’eleh by Idan Raichel

The song “Word Prettier than these” is another masterpiece by Idan Raichel that includes Ethiopian music and Amharic lyrics.

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10. Machar by Mordechai Shapiro

“Tomorrow” is a motivational song that everyone loves. It’s about letting go of the past and looking forward to the life ahead. In addition, the song includes English lyrics at the end!

Start listening to these songs and gradually you will learn how to incorporate and interlink the songs in your daily Hebrew study schedule!

Learning Hebrew- Do’s and Don’ts

There are a few things that you need to keep in mind when learning the language with song; you just can’t do it on your own! Here are a few of them:

1. Consult an expert

Ask your instructor to suggest you a Hebrew song. Your Hebrew instructor knows your level of Hebrew, so he will choose the song the meets your level. Hire our experts to know about English to Hebrew Translation.

2. Listen and Read the Lyrics

Listening to music is the way to activate your listening and reading comprehension. When studying a song, you need to listen and read the lyrics in order to understand them better. In the case of Hebrew, the pronunciation standards have changed over the years, you can listen to different versions of a song.

3. Sing along with the lyrics

After listening, reading, and understanding the song, now it’s time to use the vocabulary. At first, you may feel that you are utter, but don’t lose hope because that is how it works. Gradually, you will learn or maybe you sing the song in your own way.

4. Don’t Translate in your language

Naturally, we want to know what the song is about, but translation is a professional service so you may lost in translation. Don’t worry, if you don’t understand the words completely but it’s better not to translate them.

5. Don’t just limit yourself to basic songs

Do not just limit to basic children’s songs, even if they are shorter than the regular songs. Explore than songs as well, it will increase your vocabulary.

6. Focus on the Context

When it comes to Hebrew songs, don’t ignore the context. Do some basic background facts such as who’s the writer, when was it written, and whether it relates to a specific event or written just to entertain people.

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