Hebrew verbs conjugate for gender (male or female) and number (singular or plural) in the present tense.
For example, לכתוב 'to write’ in present tense is
The same is true for imperatives and passive participles.
In past and future tenses, the verb also conjugates for person:
Verbs in the first person (I, we) are the same for both genders, as are past-tense verbs in the third person plural:
- כתבת ‘I wrote (m. or f.)’
- כתבו ‘they (m. or f.) wrote’
Normally in Modern Hebrew verbs in the future tense do not distinguish gender in the plural, though in very formal written Hebrew there is a special form for future tense feminine plurals. For example:
- תכתבו 'you (mp. or fp.) will write’
- יכתבו 'they (m. or f.)’ will write
- תכתבנה ‘you/they (fp.) will write’
Normally if the referent is clear from the verb a pronoun is not necessary unless one wants to put special emphasis on the person