Hebrew Negation

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Hebrew Negation

Learning the Hebrew Negation displayed below is vital to the language. Hebrew negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy). Here are some examples:

English NegationHebrew Negation
Negationsheleyleh - שלילה
he is not herehoa lea khean - הוא לא כאן
that is not my bookzeh lea hesefer sheley - זה לא הספר שלי
do not enterlea leheykhenes - לא להיכנס

Notice the structure of the Negation in Hebrew.

List of Negation in Hebrew

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Hebrew placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Hebrew vocabulary.

English NegationHebrew Negation
Negationsheleyleh - שלילה
he is not herehoa lea khean - הוא לא כאן
that is not my bookzeh lea hesefer sheley - זה לא הספר שלי
do not enterlea leheykhenes - לא להיכנס
I don't speakaney lea meḏever - אני לא מדבר
I don't writeaney lea khotev - אני לא כותב
I don't driveaney lea nohegue - אני לא נוהג
I don't loveaney lea aohev - אני לא אוהב
I don't giveaney lea noten - אני לא נותן
I don't smileaney lea meẖeyeykh - אני לא מחייך
I don't takeaney lea lokeẖ - אני לא לוקח
he doesn't speakhoa lea meḏever - הוא לא מדבר
he doesn't writehoa lea khotev - הוא לא כותב
he doesn't drivehoa lea nohegue - הוא לא נוהג
he doesn't lovehoa lea aohev - הוא לא אוהב
he doesn't givehoa lea noten - הוא לא נותן
he doesn't smilehoa lea meẖeyeykh - הוא לא מחייך
he doesn't takehoa lea lokeẖ - הוא לא לוקח
we don't speakaneẖeno lea meḏevereym - אנחנו לא מדברים
we don't writeaneẖeno lea khoteveym - אנחנו לא כותבים
we don't driveaneẖeno lea nohegueeym - אנחנו לא נוהגים
we don't loveaneẖeno lea aoheveym - אנחנו לא אוהבים
we don't giveaneẖeno lea noteneym - אנחנו לא נותנים
we don't smileaneẖeno lea meẖeyeykheym - אנחנו לא מחייכים
we don't takeaneẖeno lea lokeẖeym - אנחנו לא לוקחים

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