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Verbs QAL – Imperfect (Past)

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To understand Hebrew verbs, you might have to review some more basic English grammar.
Changing a verb to fit the noun and the tense is called conjugation.

For example, in English: he walks, we walk, he walked, we walked, he has walked, we have walked...

In this sample the word "walk" changes, sometimes by adding an "s" suffix on the end, and sometimes be changing the vowel.
Hebrew is similar. Below is a sample verb conjugated in the perfect (past) tense.

In Biblical Hebrew, we tend to call it the "perfect" tense, because it represents a completed action.
In Modern Hebrew, more people are likely to call it the "past" tense.

We will always present verbs conjugated in the following grid pattern:

Hebrew is generally more specific than English. In English, "You" can be masculine, feminine, singular or plural.Look at this chart and practice the verb "HALACH" in the perfect (past) tense:AVIV TODO - please add these words to database, and record them (and correct any of my mistakes).
I want to see what this looks like before doing more similar pages.
I might want to subdivide the masculine/feminine in subtables...

First person plural First person singular
Second person feminine plural, second person masculine plural Second person feminine singular, second person masculine singular
Third person feminine plural, Third person masculine plural Third person feminine singular, Third person masculine singular
We walked I walked
You walked You walked
They walked He walked, She walked, (It walked)

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