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The Hebrew language belongs to the Canaanite language group. It is classified as a Northwest Semitic language in the Afro-Asiatic language family. Dating back to the first millennium before Christ, the Tanakh, or the Hebrew Bible, is considered to be the oldest source of Hebrew. The Bible was written in its complete form around the turn of the Common Era. After the Babylonian exile of the Jews, Aramaic was the popular language of the Jewish population, so Hebrew mixed with Aramaic. Beginning around 200 AD, Hebrew was no longer used for everyday speech. However, it was still used as an important religious language and also to write philosophical, medical and legal texts. Since the late 19th century, there were attempts to establish Hebrew as an everyday language. This resulted in Modern Hebrew, also called Ivrit, which differentiates itself from Biblical Hebrew only slightly in its written form and morphology, but more so in its syntax. Are you in need of a fast and high-quality translation into or from Hebrew? Our translators are native speaking professionals who can translate your texts with speed and competence. You can still contact us today by phone for a consultation, by sending your text to our email, or by using the request form on the right hand side.

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The standard rate for translations from English into Hebrew is $ 0,22 per word and for translations from Hebrew into English the industry rate is $ 0,27. For new customers or large texts (more than 5,000 words) we may significantly reduce our rates. For urgent jobs that need several translators working simultaneously, we'll apply a surcharge. For a full list of rates per language, please visit Pricing.

Hebrew Grammar

Hebrew is written from right to left with its own Hebraic alphabet. In Hebrew grammar, inflection plays an important role in deriving verbs, constructing the genitive, and forming nouns. The Hebrew script is based on a consonantal alphabet. Each root word consists only of consonants. Vowels are included when forming derivations and prefixes and suffixes are added. There are two genders; the neutral gender does not exist. As in German and English, verbs can have three tenses: Past, present, and future. Our translators are familiar with Hebrew’s unique linguistic aspects and are able to translate your documents with speed and accuracy. Send us an email or give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!

The influences of Hebrew on other languages

Over the years, people of the Jewish faith have used many languages that have been influenced by Hebrew to some extent. Many Hebrew influences can be found in the German and the English language. The German words “Jubeljahr”, and “Kainsmal” meaning "jubilee year" and "the mark of Cain" were attained through Martin Luther's translation of the Bible. First names with Hebrew origins like Daniel, Jonah, and Sarah have become widely used in the English speaking world. A few Hebrew words made their way into the German language by way of Yiddish as well. Examples would be German words “Tacheles”, “malochen”, and “Stuss” meaning, “straight talk”, “slave away”, and “nonsense”. A few German figures of speech can be accredited to Hebrew influences. The German idiom to wish someone a happy new year, “Einen guten Rutsch”, meaning “A good slide”, comes from the Hebrew “Rosch ha Schana”, or “Beginning of the year”. A professional translator must know such idiosyncrasies of a language. Based on that fact, we employ exclusively native speaking translators with masterful language proficiency. See it for yourself; contact us today. We find the right translator for each language combination and in every subject area.

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