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Common Hebrew Expressions to begin with Hebrew

March 3rd, 2013 | Posted by rachael in Hebrew language | Hebrew-English
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When you start to speak Hebrew, there are some phrases that you just have to learn. These phrases will help you whether you are a tourist, or a new immigrant to Israel.

Here is a simple conversation in Hebrew

Good morning  Boker Tov (בוקר טוב)

How are you?  Ma Shlomcha?  (מה שלומך)

I’m fine, thanks,  Tov, toda   (טוב, תודה)

What’s new?   Ma Nishma? (מה נישמה)

Nothing much Meeat meod (מאט מאוד)

See you later  Nitra’e bekarov!  ( נתראה בקרוב)

Goodbye          Shalom (שלום)

Common Hebrew Expressions, explanations

In the simple conversation above seven expressions were used. Most conversations begin and end with Shalom ( שלום). This word can mean hello, goodbye and peace, depending upon the context.  

In Hebrew the adjective comes after the noun, such as in Boker Tov  (בוקר טוב)  Good Morning. In Hebrew we say “Morning, Good”

In literal translation these phrases actually mean:

How are you?  Ma Shlomcha?  (מה שלומך) actually means “What is your condition?” but in Hebrew we mean it to say, “How are you?”

I’m fine, thanks,  Tov, toda   (טוב, תודה)  This phrase means, Good, thank you,

See you later  Nitra’e bekarov!  ( נתראה בקרוב) – This phrase means I’ll see you soon!

Bevakasha  ( בבקשה) is a very important expression.  It actually means “Please”

Please give me the change  Bevakasha, ten li et haodef  (בבקשה תן לי הכדוף)

Have fun with learning Hebrew expressions for beginners.

 

Expressions to begin with Hebrew

בוקר טוב

מה שלומך

טוב, תודה

מה נישמה

מאט מאוד

נתראה בקרוב

שלום

בבקשה תן לי הכדוף

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