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BEGINNERS COURSE

The

Part 1

There are many different ways to say "The."

It requires 4 mini lessons to explain it.

If you make a mistake and say the wrong form of "the," then people will still understand, so don't worry.

3 Groups

All nouns in Yiddish are put into 3 different groups. Each of the groups has a different word for "The."

Group 1. (Der Group). Der Tish דער טיש The table
Group 2. (Di Group) Di Froy די פֿרוי The woman
Group 3. (Dos Group) Dos Fleysh דאס פֿלייש The meat
Officially the groups have the names, masculine, feminine and neuter. However these terms a little strange so we prefer not to use them in this course.

"Der" Group

Here is a list of some nouns in the Der group. Usually the word for the for this group is "Der." Sometimes it changes though but thoses changes are covered in parts 2 to 4 of our mini-course on "The."

Der stool דער שטול The chair
Der himl דער הימל The sky
Dos vaser דאס וואַסער The water
Officially the groups have the names, masculine, feminie and neuter. However these terms a litlte strange so we prefer not ot use them in this course.

"Dos" Group

You do not need to memorize which group a noun is in. This will happen naturally anyway. For now just being aware of the rule is enough.

Dos hoyz דאס הויז The house
Dos vaser דאס וואַסער The water
Dos Fleysh דאס פֿלייש The meat

"Di" Group

Di tsaytung די צײַטונג The newspaper
Di Froy די פֿרוי The woman
Di katz די קאַץ The cat
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