Present in Hebrew is called hoveh – הווה. The word hoveh is a fictitious present verb meaning he is derived from the Hebrew verb to be. Why fictitious? Because there is no present of the word to be in Hebrew.
The man is tall thus becomes in Hebrew the man – tall oder the man – he tall.
|Are you from London?||אתם מלונדון?|
|No, we are from Boston.||לא, אנחנו מבוסטון|
|lo, anachnu mi-boston|
|Sara is small.||שרה קטנה|
|The lesson is simple.||השיעור קל|
|Tel Aviv is a big city.||תל אביב היא עיר גדולה|
|tel aviv hi ir gdolah|
Bye the way: the name Tel Aviv (lit. spring hill) was the original Hebrew translation of Herzl’s book title Old New Land.