A Guide to Hebrew - Hebrew key phrases

Hebrew key phrases

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  • English/Transliteration
    Hebrew
  • Hello, also Goodbye - [Shalom]
     שלום
  • Please - [Bevakasha]
    בבקשה
  • Thank you - [Toda]
    תודה
  • You're welcome - [Bevakasha - or Al lo davar]
    בבקשה (על לא דבר)
  • Yes - [Ken]
    כן
  • No - [Lo]
    לא
  • How are you? - [Ma nishma? or Ma shlomcha? (m), Ma shlomech? (f)]
    מה נשמע? (מה שלומך?)
  • I'm fine, thank you - [Tov, toda]
    טוב, תודה
  • I'm not well - [Lo tov]
    לא טוב
  • Do you speak English? - [Ata medaber anglit? (m) At medaberet anglit? (f)]
    אתה מדבר אנגלית? את מדברת אנגלית?
  • Pleased to meet you - [Naim meod]
    נעים מאוד
  • I need help, please - [Ani tsarich ezra bevakasha (m) Ani tsricha ezra bevakasha (f)]
    אני צריך עזרה ,בבקשה אני צריכה עזרה ,בבקשה
  • I'm sorry - [Ani mitstaer (m) Ani mitstaeret (f)]
    אני מצטער אני מצטערת
  • My name is ... - [Shmee...]
    שמי...
  • I don't understand - [Ani lo mevin (m) Ani lo mevina (f)]
    אני לא מבין אני לא מבינה
  • See you later - [Lehitraot]
    להתראות
  • Hi - [Hi]
    היי
  • Bye! - [Bye]
    ביי
  • Great! - [Nehedar (or Al hakefak, informal)]
    נהדר! על הכיפק!
  • Have a good weekend - [Sof shavooa naim]
    סוף שבוע נעים
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