Anyone here speak hebrew?

@shomomo (850)
Israel
May 8, 2007 5:23am CST
I wonder if anyone out side of Israel speaks hebrew? I guess it's not a common language but still, hebrew might be useful to some people throughout the world.
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@gatozoga (17)
• Israel
15 Jun 07
Of course there are many Hebrew speakers out of Israel. The u.s, u.k, France are just few samples. But you wont find the Hebrew language on the net, simply because International sites (like this one and many others aren't programming for Hebrew.
• Israel
5 Dec 08
There are many websites in Hebrew. Just like American kids, Israeli kids spend hours and hours on their computers surfing the net and chatting in forums in Hebrew. This site happens to be English only because the moderators don't want to deal with many languages. I go to many sites that are in Hebrew. I can post on Hebrew forums. My keyboard is both Hebrew, English. You might not have the fonts on your computer to view Hebrew properly. The fonts can be installed very easily. XP comes with almost all language packs and all the fonts you could need, unless you are a font junkie. For older single language operating systems you can download them.
@shay3434 (881)
• Israel
9 May 07
I speak Hebrew but I live inside Israel... In fact, there are people out side of Israel who speak hebrew, this is for sure. For example, many of the jews that lives out side of Israel know this language because they need it for prayers, study etc... Furtheremore, I heard about some people who was fascinated by the hebrew language so they started to learn hebrew just for fun. A funny story that happened to me, when I visited Hollans about two or three years ago, I went to an amusement park ant waited in line for the roller coaster, near to me was a young boy who suddenly started to count in hebrew. (one, two, three...) I was very confused and I saw that this boy doesn't know to speak hebrew, but he definitely know how to count in hebrew.. So there are some people who know hebrew out side of Israel. They are not many, but there are some...
@shomomo (850)
• Israel
12 May 07
There's a difference between knowing how to pray in Hebrew and speaking Hebrew, I know that because I've talked to many people who knew how to pray but didn't know how to talk at all
• United States
10 Jan 09
Well, here is one for you. I was born in North Miami Beach, Florida and in 1979 and 1980, lived in Israel. I learned the language among other things and again live back in the States. I know some Hebrew, but since I have not been using it on a daily basis have lost the use of the language to some degree. I have been teaching myself again through the use of some programs. Love the language! Lila Tov! and Lahetrahoat
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
5 Dec 08
It comes in handy. I was at the Los Angeles airport and a couple of older Russians needed help. They didn't speak English or Spanish. So I tried Hebrew. Yup they spoke Hebrew and I was able to help them. On another trip at the airport in the States, I saw a young man in his early 20's with a cute puppy. I asked in English if I could pet his puppy. I can't resist a puppy. I was playing with the puppy and started talking to it in Hebrew. You know, silly things, like your so cute, I love your tummy, give me a kiss, I love kisses etc. Shock shock; The young man spoke Hebrew. He was an Israeli kid returning home from his big after army, before college trip to America. I know 22 is only a kid when your middle aged like me. Israelis are great travelers. We are everywhere on holidays. I always run into Israelis everywhere in the States.
@dtp882 (111)
• United States
14 Nov 08
I am trying/tried to learn to Speak Modern Hebrew...I''m not Jewish and I live in America
@Klover (3)
• United States
26 Oct 07
i speak hebrew and i lived in israel for 9 years, born and raised.
@buenavida (9261)
• Sweden
12 May 07
I cannot speak it but since I have studied the Bible during many years, it has helped a lot to understand some hebrew words to find out exactly what was meant with a certain verse. Lots of misunderstandings come from not understanding the original language. My favorite Bible translation is New World Translation - it follows the original text as much as it is possible. See the bible online here: http://www.watchtower.org/e/bible/index.htm I hope to learn some more hebrew some time, I guess the modern version of it is rather different from what the first man Adam spoke..:)
@okn0tok (569)
• United States
10 May 07
I speak a little Hebrew. My fiance' speaks it much better than I but I am going to take a class soon so we can speak it fluently to each other. I can read it in the prayer books. Not so great at writing it yet lol.