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ה״א הידיעה

Introduction
Unlike like English which has "the" and "a", Hebrew only one article, a prefix ה (he), which is used mark nouns as being definite. This is no equivalent of "a" in Hebrew. Nouns by themselves are considered to be indefinite, so מֶּלֶךְ (melech) for can translate as both "king" and "a king".

The exact sound that ה (he) makes when used as an definite article depends on the first sound of the noun it modifies. The exact rules and pronunciations get a bit complex, but generally it makes a /ha/.
Vocabulary אוֹצָר מִילִים
Play ה
he
the
Play הַ
ha
the the
Play הָ
ha
the the
Play הֶ
he
the
Phrases
Play הַמֶּלֶךְ
hamelech
the king
Play הָאוֹר
haor
the light
Play הָעַיִן
haayin
the eye
Play הָרֹאשׁ
harosh
the head
Play הַהוֹד
hahod
the glory
Play הַחֹשֶׁךְ
hachoshech
the darkness
Play הֶהָרִים
heharim
the mountains
Play הֶעָפָר
heafar
the dust
Play הֶחָכָם
hechacham
the wise
Play הָהָר
hahar
the mountain
Play הָעָז
haaz
the strong
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