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Verb System Overview and Present Tense

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All Hebrew verbs have a root or SHORESH.

Most Hebrew verbs have a three letter SHORESH ; but you will find a very few with four letters.
The SHORESH is the third person perfect (past tense).

Example: The word "HALACH" means "he went".


The root consists of the three letters: הלך
HEI - LAMED - CHAF-SOFIT

Here's a shocker for you, there really, technically isn't a present tense in Hebrew.
Instead of saying "He walks" you basically say "He is a walker".

 

In English, we call the word "walker" a gerund???, basically a verb that acts as a noun.
In Hebrew, it is treated like a noun. It is formed by adding the CHOLAM ("OH" sound) in the between the first two letters,
and the "TZEREH" ("EH" sound) between the second two.

TODO more explanation of suffixes here...

This is demonstrated below:
But I want them all to be in same voice.

 

 

 

 

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