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Hebrew Words and Phrases

Greetings & Courtesies

 

ENGLISH

HEBREW

Hello, good-bye or peace

Shalom

Good morning

Boker tov

Good evening

Erev tov

see you soon

L’hitra’ot

What’s up?

Ma nishma

Yes

Ken

No

Lo

Thank you

Toda

Excuse me/I’m sorry     

Slicha

Please/You’re welcome

Bevakasha

What is your name? (male/female)

Eich korim lecha/lach?

My name is…

Shmi…

How are you? (male/female)

Ma shlomcha/shlomech?

Fine, OK

B’seder

Not good

Lo tov

Excellent

Metzuyan

I’m tired (male/female)

Ani ayef/ayefa

Student (male/female)

Talmid/Talmida

 

Shopping & Dining

 

ENGLISH

HEBREW

Do you have…(male/female)

Yesh lecha/lach…?

How much?

Kama zeh oleh?

I want…(male/female)

Ani rotzeh/rotzah

I don’t want…(male/female)

Ani lo rotzeh/rotzah…

Money

Kesef

Change (literally, “leftovers”)

Odef

Waiter/waitress

Meltzar/meltzarit

Water

Mayim

Coffee

Kafeh

Tea

Tay

  

Emergencies

 

ENGLISH

HEBREW

Do you speak English? (female/male)

Aaht medaberet Anglit?/Ata medaber Anglit?

I don’t speak Hebrew (female/male)                    

Ani lo medaberet Ivrit/Ani lo medaber Ivrit

Police

Mishtara

Doctor  

Rofe

Hospital

Beit cholim

Passport                                              

Darkon

  

Getting Around

 

ENGLISH

HEBREW

Where is…?

Eifoh…?

When

Matai

Why

Lama

I’m going to…(male/female)

Ani nose’a l’…/Ani nosa’at l’…

There is…

Yesh…

There is no…

Ain…

Do you know where…is (female/male)

Ata yodea eifoh nimtza…/(aht yoda’at) eifoh nimtza…

Wait/Just a moment

Rega

Restaurant

Mis’adah

Bathroom (services)

Sherutim

Post office (mail)

Do’ar

Street

Rechov

Boulevard

Sderot

Market

Shuk

Museum

Muzion

Synagogue

Beit knesset

Church

Knaissia

Central bus station

Tachana merkazit

Taxi

Monit (regular, taxi); Sherut (shared taxi, like a mini-van),

Automobile

Mechonit

Train

Rakevet

Bus

Otoboos

Hotel

Malon

Hostel

Akhsaniya

Room

Cheder

University

Universita

Beach

Chof

Grocery store

Makolet

What is this?

Ma zeh?

Food

Okhel

Hour, time

Sha’a

Day

Yom

Week

Shavua

Month

Chodesh

Year

Shana

Today

Ha’yom

Yesterday

Etmol

Tomorrow

Machar

What time is it?

Ma hasha’a?

Right

Yamin

Left

Smol

Straight

Yashar

 

Days

 

ENGLISH

HEBREW

Sunday                                                            

Yom rishon                               

Monday

Yom shenee

Tuesday                                                           

Yom shlishi

Wednesday                                                      

Yom revi’i

Thursday

Yom chamishi

Friday                                      

Yom shishi

Saturday (Sabbath)

Shabbat

 

Seasons

 

ENGLISH

HEBREW

Autumn

Stav

Winter                          

Choref

Spring                                                              

Aviv

Summer

Kayitz

 

Numbers

 

ENGLISH

HEBREW

One                                                                 

Achat                           

Two

Shtayim

Three

Shalosh

Four

Arba

Five

Chamesh

Six

Shesh

Seven                                                              

Sheva              

Eight

Shmone

Nine

Tesha

Ten

Eser

Eleven  

Achat esrey      

Twelve                          

Shtem esrey

Thirteen

Shlosh esrey

Fourteen

Arba esrey

Fifteen                                                 

Chamesh esrey            

Sixteen

Shesh esrey

Seventeen

Shva esrey

Eighteen

Shmoneh esrey

Nineteen

Tsha esrey

Twenty                                                 

Esrim               

Twenty one

Esrim veachat               

Twenty two                                                       

Esrim veshtayim

Thirty   

Shloshim

Forty                                        

Arbaim

Fifty

Chamishim

Sixty                                                                

Shishim

Seventy

Shivim

Eighty                                      

Shmonim

Ninety  

Tishim

One hundred     

Mea

Two hundred

Mataim

Three hundred                                                   

Shlosh meot

Four hundred                                        

Arba meot

Five hundred                                         

Chamesh meot

Six hundred

Shesh meot

Seven hundred                                                  

Shva meot

Eight hundred

Shmone meot

Nine hundred                                        

Tsha meot

One thousand

Elef

Two thousand

Alpayeem

Three thousand                                     

Shloshet alafim