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The Kaddish prayer is mostly Aramaic, not Hebrew, but the alphabet is the same, and the language is similar. For example, you'll see the Aramaic word shlama, which is related to shalom (peace) in Hebrew, and the response b'rikh hu, which is related to the Hebrew barukh hu (blessed is He).
There are several forms of the Kaddish prayer recited at different times during religious services. This one is reserved specifically for mourners, and is recited daily for 11 months after a parent's death, then annually on the anniversary of the parent's death on the Hebrew calendar. For more information, see Life, Death and Mourning.
There are several communal responses in this prayer. The parts that are recited by both the mourner and the congregation are highlighted in yellow.