sábado, 20 de novembro de 2010

Greetings, basic words and expressions

Most of the sentences below are used for the everyday life conversations, so they might come handy if you memorize them.


שלום עליכם - Peace be upon you (in proper Hebrew the accent should fall on the last sillable of the word 3aleykhem). The answer to that is עליכם השלום  (a3aleykhem hashalom)

שלום - Hi (lit. Peace)

אהלן (ahlan) - Hello (slang borrowed from Arabic).

ברוך הבא (barukh haba) - Welcome! (to greet someone - 'Blessed is he who comes')

בוקר טוב (boqer tov) - Good Morning

צהריים טובים (tsohorayim tovim) - Good Noon

ערב טוב - Good Evening (3erev tov)

לילה טוב (layla tov) - Good Night

You can also start a conversation in Hebrew asking the question 'How is your peace?'.
Asking a man: Ma Shlomkha? מה שלומך 

Asking a woman: Ma shlomekh? מה שלומך

You can answer this question with a number of things, such as:
Barukh ha-shem (blessed be the (God's) name)

Ani beseder (beseder means 'in order')

hakol tov (everything is fine)

To ask a man's name: Ekh qor'im lekha? איך קוראים לך

Asking a woman: Ekh qor'im lakh?  איך קוראים לך

Answer (the same to men and women): Qor'im li... קוראים לי


Asking a man's name: Ma shimkha?מה שמך

Asking a woman's name: Ma shmekh?מה שמך

answer: Shmi...(my name is...) שמי 

אלוהים יברך אותך - (elohim yevarekh otkha) God bless you

בשעה טובה ומוצלחת - (besha3a tovah umutsla7at) In a good and auspicious hour

להתראות (lehitra'ot) - See You

ביי  - Bye


צאתך לשלום (tsetkha leshalom)- Go in Peace

יאללה ביי - yalla bye

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