Famous for directing awesome films, Guy Ritchie talks Hebrew in this interview. Here he talks about his most recent film is Disney’s remake of Aladdin. How cool is this?
Guy Ritchie is a well-known director around the world. Ritchie is known for films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011). His most recent film that took to the box office is the Disney re-make of the film Aladdin.
Apparently before marrying Jacqui Ainsley, Richie learned some Hebrew in their time together. Jacqui and Guy use Hebrew as some other parents use it. To talk in secret without their children understanding.
A man called Eliezer Ben Yehuda reinvented the Hebrew language as we know it today. The modern language is spoken worldwide by millions of people. However, the Hebrew language goes back many centuries. After all, the Bible is written in ancient Hebrew.
For those not familiar with the Hebrew Language it is hard to learn. When I moved to Israel it was no easy task learning it. It took a long time to learn, but what helped the most was the friendly Israeli’s correcting me. With their patience, I learned a lot. Hebrew letters are not like the regular alphabet that many people are used to. There are different words for each gender. As a result, you need to remember more words and remember who you are talking to, male or female.
Just like any other language, there are grammar rules, verbs, pronouns and so much more. Yet, if someone as famous as Guy Ritchie can learn it. So can you! Ritchie even mentioned he wants to teach it to his children. So don’t give up if you are trying to learn Hebrew or any new language. Most noteworthy having a second language can be useful in life.
Finally, without giving away any spoilers this film is worth it. Slightly different from the older animated version but well worth a trip to the movie theatre.