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Let's Learn Hebrew Picture Dictionary (Let's Learn Picture Dictionary Series) [Hardcover]

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1 Feb 2003 0071408258 978-0071408257 New edition
Created by leading educators, these colorful, large-size dictionaries introduce beginning language learners to more than 1,550 commonly taught basic words. Each Let's "Learn Language Picture Dictionary" in the series boasts 30 delightful two-page spreads that vividly illustrate the meanings of words. Fun-filled panoramas focus on scenes familiar to children aged three through eight, such as home life, the classroom, city life, sports, the zoo, and even outer space! Learners will love to revisit these detailed depictions of people, places, actions, and objects, each time improving their recall. Featured words are set off with individual illustrations and definitions to help learners at various levels build vocabulary. It includes an index and glossary of all the individually illustrated words. This is an ideal selection of first word books for parents and teachers who want to encourage second language acquisition.

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  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; New edition edition (1 Feb 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071408258
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071408257
  • Product Dimensions: 31.1 x 23.3 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 150,055 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love it 6 Feb 2013
By shyam
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Very useful book when i am learning hebrew as this gives more words and is organised under useful topics. Great
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hebrew picture dictionary 18 April 2012
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Although basically a childs' picture book , it's a good way of learning words in Hebrew through pictures.Highly recommended for those starting to learn Hebrew.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars fast learning of nouns, but insufficient 7 Oct 2003
By Anil Philip - Published on Amazon.com
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(3/12/2004)
My earlier glowing review was done some months ago. I have since downgraded my opinion from 4 stars to 3 stars. The dictionary is too basic and insufficient - will not really teach you what you need to learn. If you are looking for a dictionary, then Shlomo Zilberman is very good. If you want to increase your vocabulary of people, places, things, then this is good. However if your goal is to learn conversational Hebrew, then it won't help.
Since then, I have tried to learn at a synagogue from a teacher using an excellent book with comic cartoon stories and cassette tapes and have learnt much more. The book is "Haveyeth Ushma" ("Express and Learn") by Judith Case and Paul Anokh but unfortunatlely is published in Israel - the copy my teacher has is in Russian and Hebrew. Is there an English edition? I wish some publisher here would publish it. Even so, we are able to learn with a little translation from our teacher because the cartoons are rich with clues. You learn the different verb forms almost subconsciously and the level of conversation is much higher than with other products. It is both visual and aural. The conversations in the book are also witty, warm and authentic (exactly the way real people speak, not 'staged'). It is better than Pimsleur.
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(Oct 2003)
I bought this book together with the Hebrew Picture Word Book by Steadman/Cirker. This book is fast learning if you are a visually oriented person and is a very good way to learn nouns quickly. However I feel that the book is unsufficient for really learning Hebrew. Nouns/Verbs are not everything.
1) The pictures here are colorful but the other book actually lets you paint or crayon in the pictures. for me, Cirker/Steadman is great fun! Straight from the post office, I went to [the store] and bought a cheap watercolor paint set. I am an adult but this was fun - mixing colors, painting and learning the hebrew word. I am using this painting not only to learn hebrew, but also to relieve stress from work :)
2) When the hebrew word is transliterated, one tends to remember the english word and forget the hebrew word because it is easier to look at. When I look at a picture and try to recall the hebrew name - in my mind's eye, I tend to see the english transliteration only. It would have been better if they had printed the transliterated words on another page or upside down.
Both books have one drawback in that abstract words, expressions are not covered - but then, this is not their goal.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Actions speak louder than words 10 Feb 2009
By Erez - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
My wife and I wanted to teach our children Hebrew, so they can communicate with their grandparents and other family members in Israel. We thought this book would help them gain a foundational vocabulary, and indeed it delivers in this area. I loved the individual pictures with the words in English, transliteration, and block text, right next to a "Where's Waldo" style large scene illustrating the use of the words. But as I began reading and looking at the book with my children, I realized that on most of the pages, the scenes showed unruly children and frustrated, flustered parents. Children are portrayed as disobedient, unhelpful, mischievous, and self-absorbed. Would it have been that difficult to create scenes wherein children were modeling good behavior instead of bad? If you do decide to buy this book, I would read it with your child and consider making the pictures into a game of finding "what not to do".
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars illustrated Hebrew dictonary 10 May 2008
By Edward Keitelman - Published on Amazon.com
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A lot like the Usborne series: Various "scenes" are shown (inside the house, on the farm. All the items in the scene are displayed along the side of the picture,and labeled with the Hebrew spelling, the pronounciation and the English translation. In addition to the English-Hebrew Glossary and Index, there also is a really nice feature: a TRANSLITERATED Hebrew-English Glossary and Index, so if you are looking for words that begin with a particular Hebrew sound, you can look up the word (and page number) that way.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even advanced students can learn something 4 Aug 2013
By annikafox - Published on Amazon.com
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My boyfriend is pretty advanced in Hebrew and even has students he teaches. This book had a few words that even he didn't know and his students enjoy learning with it. I would recommend it!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Hebrew Picture Dictionary 4 Nov 2013
By maria - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Love this dictionary! It makes my learning Hebrew easier and enjoyable, as though I'm an adult, learning in a childlike manner allows me to understand the concept of the letters and words!
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