Thanks in Hebrew

How To Say Thank You In Hebrew And More Basic Modern Hebrew Words

Toda

תודה

You can say at the beginning of a sentence or at the end of a sentence, together or in the plural, male or female, there is no difference.

2. Thank You

Toda Le'cha

תודה לך

3. Thank you very much

Toda rabah

תודה רבה

When you want to admit more strongly, you use the words, Toda Raba. The literal meaning is thank you very much.

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4. Do it

Ta'ase et ze (male)

תעשה את זה (male)

Ta'asi et ze (female)

תעשי את זה (female)

The words do it in Hebrew translation will usually sound like a command. Of course, it is not acceptable to address someone like this unless you are in the army, an angry principal, or a frustrated parent… you can say this in question, without changing a single word but only the intonation

5. Yes

Ken

כן

There are many ways to say yes in Hebrew, but the simplest way to answer in the affirmative is to say yes. You can also say MASKIM (agree), SHUR (sure), or as Israelis like, in the form of a question: LAMA LO? (Why not?)

6. No

Lo

לא

The word Lo (no) can be said in different ways, but even when the word is not used as an answer to a question, in many cases, additional words are added, and a sentence is said such as: LO TODA (no thanks), or LO, ANI LO ROTZE (no, I do not want), or LO, ANI LO MASKIM ( no, I disagree), etc …

7. How are you?

Ma Sh'lom'cha

מה שלומך

Ma Sh'lomech

מה שלומך

How you are in Hebrew can be said in many ways. The literal translation of English is in everyday use but many choose to use other forms. Examples: MA KOR’E (what’s going on?), EICH HOLECH (how is it going?), HAKOL TOV (is everything good?)

8. Hello

Shalom

שלום

How to say hello in Hebrew? This is probably one of the most famous words in the Hebrew language. A historical and contemporary word with great meaning. SHALOM is a greeting that people say to each other when they meet when they start a phone call AND before they start talking in public. But shalom in Hebrew is also peace. The word appears in 111 verses in the Bible and appears countless times in Jewish prayers

9. Good

Tov

טוב

The most common meaning of the word good in Hebrew is to describe something as positive. Another widespread meaning is also consenting to what is said. When someone speaks, and you answer “TOV,” it means you agree with what has been said.

10. Here

Kan

כאן

The most common meaning of the word KAN is here. There is another word in Hebrew with the same pronunciation but slightly different writing. The meaning is different and refers to a facility used by painters and called easel and in Hebrew KAN-TSIYUR

11. Have a good day

She'Yi-Ye Lech'a Yom Tov (male)

שיהיה לך יום טוב

She'Yi-Ye Lach Yom Tov (female)

שיהיה לך יום טוב

Have a good day in Hebrew is a widespread phrase and is usually said in the morning since the wish is for the rest of the day. It is common to say this at the end of a conversation, and it can also be said to people who do not know. The expression is almost the same as male and female, except for one difference in the referential word.

12. Where

Aei'fo

איפוא

There are two different words in Hebrew with the same meaning: EAI’FO and HAI’CHAN. The word HAI’CHAN is a bit more formal and, therefore, less used. Most Israelis will therefore use the word EAI’FO to find out the location of a person, object, place, or anything else

13. Now

Ach'shav

עכשיו

The word ACH’SHAV describes the present. A synonym that is frequently used is KA’ET. The meaning is the same. Another synonym for “HA’REGA,” that is, at this moment. This word is focused only on this moment. The word ACH’SHAV although it describes the present, its meaning can be broader.

14. When

Ma'tie

מתי

The word MA’TIE in Hebrew appears at the beginning of each sentence a question about time. Synonyms for the word when can replace it when describing an event that occurred at a certain time, and then you can say KA’ASHER.

15. Hope

Tikva

תיקווה

The Hebrew word for hope is TIKVA, which is strong and meaningful. It came from the root wishing for something to happen. The word appears in many expressions like the hopes of generations TIKVAT HADOROT, the hope of peace HA’TIKVA LE’SHALOM, false hopes TIKVAT SHA’V.

The Israeli anthem of the State of Israel is called: HA’TIKVA, meaning the hope. One of the largest cities in Israel is called PETACH TIKVA, which means an opening for hope. The word hope appears in the Bible and prayers in various and varied inflections.

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The word holy in Hebrew, KADOSH, contains several meanings. The most common meaning is something of paramount importance and metaphysical, divine spiritual meaning. The word holy (KADOSH) appears in the Bible countless times.

Sometimes the word refers to God and describes God as something that is far above the very limited physical plane. Sometimes the word refers to the divine commandment towards the people of Israel. 

God asks the people of Israel to be holy, that is, God commanded them, to be holy,  and they will be filled with the divine spiritual meaning and will be above the daily physical materiality

17. Zero

E'fes

אפס

 

18. Hebrew numbers 1 to 10

E'CHAD

1

SH'TIEM

2

SHA'LOSH

3

AR'BA

4

CHA'MESH

5

SHESH

6

SHE'VA

7

sh'mone

8

TE'SHA

9

E'SER

10

19. To life

Le'chaim

לחיים

The words “to life” (CHA’IM) in Hebrew has the same meaning as the word life. It’s actually the same word. When drinking alcohol, it is customary to raise the glass and say LE’CHAIM, that is, to life. These are two different English and other languages, but it is the same word in Hebrew.

20. Congratulation

Mazal Tov

מזל טוב

21. Excuse me

S'licha

סליחה

The word excuses me (S’LICHA) common meaning is asking for forgiveness from someone for an act we have done. Also, it is a polite word when addressing someone unfamiliar.

22. Hebrew colors

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