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Hebrew language and the Jewish culture are among the most unique on our planet. Learning Hebrew opens the doors to understanding one of the oldest cultures in the world. With Hebrew speakers found all over the globe, you won't have much trouble finding native speakers to practice your language skills. This website is your ultimate destination for most used Hebrew phrases and Hebrew words every beginner needs to know. Learn Hebrew greetings and common expressions, and make your first steps in learning this language.

Hebrew Words

We have hand-picked most commonly used Hebrew words that every beginner needs to learn. Practice your pronunciation and Hebrew vocabulary here.

English Pronunciation English Pronunciation
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
Automobile Mechonit Train Rakevet
Bus Otoboos Hotel Malon
Hostel Akhsaniya Room Cheder
University Universita Beach Chof
Grocery store Makolet Food Okhel
Hour, time Sha'a Day Yom
Week Shavua Month Chodesh
Year Shana Today Ha'yom
Yesterday Etmol Tomorrow Machar
Sunday Yom rishon Monday Yom shenee
Tuesday Yom shlishi Wednesday Yom revi'i
Thursday Yom chamishi Friday Yom shishi
Saturday (Sabbath) Shabbat

Hebrew Phrases

Learn Hebrew greetings, idiomatic expressions and basic phrases to get around and carry on basic conversations with native speakers.

English Hebrew Pronunciation
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
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...
Where is...? Eifoh...?
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

Hebrew Verbs

Learning Hebrew verbs opens the doors to understanding the Hebrew grammar. Take the time to learn Hebrew verb conjugation forms.

English Future Present Past Infinitive
to be able to, can אוכל יכול יכולתי להיות מסוגל
u-khal ya-khol ya-khol-ti li-hi-yot me-su-gal
to like, love אוהב אוהב אהבתי לאהוב
o-hav o-hev a-hav-ti le-e-hov
to eat אוכל אוכל אכלתי לאכול
o-khal o-khel a-khal-ti le-e-khol
to come אבוא בא באתי לבוא
a-vo ba ba-ti la-vo
to ask, request אבקש מבקש בקשתי לבקש
a-va-kesh me-va-kesh bi-kash-ti le-va-kesh
to cook אבשל מבשל בשלתי לבשל
a-va-shel me-va-shel bi-shal-ti le-va-shel
to live אגור גר גרתי לגור
a-gur gar gar-ti la-gur
to speak אדבר מדבר דברתי לדבר
a-da-ber me-da-ber di-bar-ti le-da-ber
to know (something) אדע יודע ידעתי לדעת
e-da yo-de-a ya-da-ti la-da-at
to believe אאמין מאמין האמנתי להאמין
a-a-min ma-a-min he-e-man-ti le-ha-a-min
to bring אביא מביא הבאתי להביא
a-vi me-vi he-ve-ti le-ha-vi
to understand אבין מבין הבנתי להבין
a-vin me-vin he-van-ti le-ha-vin
to say, tell אגיד להגיד
a-gid le-ha-gid
to arrive אגיע מגיע הגעתי להגיע
a-gi-a ma-gi-a hi-ga-ti le-ha-gi-a
to order, invite אזמין מזמין הזמנתי להזמין
az-min maz-min hiz-man-ti le-haz-min
to decide אחליט מחליט החלטתי להחליט
akh-lit makh-lit hekh-lat-te-ti le-kakh-lit
to be אהיה הייתי להיות
e-he-ye ha-yi-ti li-hi-yot
to enter אכנס נכנס נכנסתי להיכנס
e-ka-nes nikh-nas nikh-nas-ti le-hi-ka-nes
to need אצטרך צריך הייתי צריך להצטרך
ets-ta-rekh tsa-rikh ha-yi-ti tsa-rikh le-hits-ta-rekh
to listen אקשיב מקשיב הקשבתי להקשיב
ak-shiv mak-shiv hik-shav-ti le-hak-shiv
to feel ארגיש מרגיש הרגשתי להרגיש
ar-gish mar-gish hir-gash-ti le-har-gish
to obtain אשיג משיג השגתי להשיג
a-sig ma-sig hi-sag-ti le-ha-sig
to use אשתמש משתמש השתמשתי להשתמש
esh-ta-mesh mish-ta-mesh hish-ta-mash-ti le-hish-ta-mesh
to participate אשתתף משתתף השתתפתי להשתתף
esh-ta-tef mish-ta-tef hish-ta-taf-ti le-hish-ta-tef
to start אתחיל מתחיל התחלתי להתחיל
at-khil mat-khil hit-khal-ti le-hat-khil
to intend אתכוון מתכוון התכוונתי להתכוון
et-ka-ven mit-ka-ven hit-ka-van-ti le-hit-ka-ven
to exercise אתעמל מתעמל התעמלתי להתעמל
et-a-mel mit-a-mel hit-a-mal-ti le-hit-a-mel
to phone, call אתקשר מתקשר התקשרתי להתקשר
et-ka-sher mit-ka-sher hit-ka-shar-ti le-hit-ka-sher
to say אומר אומר אמרתי לומר
o-mar o-mer a-mar-ti lo-mar
to move אזוז זז זזתי לזוז
a-zuz zaz zaz-ti la-zuz
to remember אזכור זוכר זכרתי לזכור
ez-kor zo-kher za-khar-ti liz-kor
to return (come back); repeat אחזור חוזר חזרתי לחזור
e-khe-zor kho-zer kha-zar-ti lakh-zor
to wait אחכה מחכה חכיתי לחכות
a-kha-ke me-kha-ke khi-ki-ti le-kha-kot
to park אחנה חונה חניתי לחנות
ekh-ne kho-ne kha-ni-ti lakh-not
to look for אחפש מחפש חפשתי לחפש
a-kha-pes me-kha-pes khi-pas-ti le-kha-pes
to think אחשוב חושב חשבתי לחשוב
akh-shov kho-shev kha-shav-ti lakh-shov
to fly אטוס טס טסתי לטוס
a-tus tas tas-ti la-tus
to enjoy אהנה נהנה נהניתי ליהנות
e-he-ne ne-he-ne ne-he-ne-ti le-ha-not
to create, produce, generate אצור יוצר יצרתי ליצור
e-tsor yo-tser ya-tsar-ti li-tsor
to sleep אישן ישן ישנתי לישון
i-shan ya-shen ya-shan-ti li-shon
to write אכתוב כותב כתבתי לכתוב
ekh-tov ko-tev ka-tav-ti likh-tov
to wear אלבש לובש לבשתי ללבוש
el-bash lo-vesh la-vash-ti lil-bosh
to go, walk אלך הולך הלכתי ללכת
e-lekh ho-lekh ha-lakh-ti la-le-khet
to teach אלמד מלמד למדתי ללמד
a-la-med me-la-med li-ma-de-ti le-la-med
to learn אלמד לומד למדתי ללמוד
el-mad lo-med la-ma-de-ti lil-mod
to die אמות מת מתי למות
a-mut met ma-ti la-mut
to sell אמכור מוכר מכרתי למכור
em-kor mo-kher ma-khar-ti lim-kor
to find אמצא מוצא מצאתי למצוא
em-tsa mo-tse ma-tsa-ti lim-tso
to drive אנהג נוהג נהגתי לנהוג
en-hag no-heg na-hag-ti lin-hog
to go, travel אסע נוסע נסעתי לנסוע
e-sa no-se-a na-sa-ti lin-so-a
to try אנסה מנסה נסיתי לנסות
a-na-se me-na-se ni-si-ti le-na-sot
to work אעבוד עובד עבדתי לעבוד
e-e-vod o-ved a-va-de-ti la-a-vod
to pass, transfer אעבור עובר עברתי לעבור
e-e-vor o-ver a-var-ti la-a-vor
to leave behind אעזוב עוזב עזבתי לעזוב
e-e-zov o-zev a-zav-ti la-a-zov
to help אעזור עוזר עזרתי לעזור
e-e-zor o-zer a-zar-ti la-a-zor
to answer אענה עונה עניתי לענות
e-e-ne o-ne a-ni-ti la-a-not
to stop אעצור עוצר עצרתי לעצור
e-e-tsor o-tser a-tsar-ti la-a-tsor
to do אעשה עושה עשיתי לעשות
e-e-se o-se a-si-ti la-a-sot
to open אפתח פותח פתחתי לפתוח
ef-takh po-te-akh pa-takh-ti lif-to-akh
to leave, exit אצא יוצא יצאתי לצאת
e-tse yo-tse ya-tsa-ti la-tset
to receive אקבל מקבל קבלתי לקבל
a-ka-bel me-ka-bel ki-bal-ti le-ka-bel
to wake up אקום קם קמתי לקום
a-kum kam kam-ti la-kum
to take אקח לוקח לקחתי לקחת
e-kakh lo-ke-akh la-kakh-ti la-ka-khat
to buy אקנה קונה קניתי לקנות
ek-ne ko-ne ka-ni-ti lik-not
to read; call/name אקרא קורא קראתי לקרוא
ek-ra ko-re ka-ra-ti lik-ro
to see אראה רואה ראיתי לראות
er-e ro-e ra-i-ti lir-ot
to want ארצה רוצה רציתי לרצות
er-tse ro-tse ra-tsi-ti lir-tsot
to sit אשב יושב ישבתי לשבת
e-shev yo-shev ya-shav-ti la-she-vet
to play אשחק משחק שחקתי לשחק
a-sa-khek me-sa-khek si-khak-ti le-sa-khek
to forget אשכח שוכח שכחתי לשכוח
esh-kakh sho-khe-akh sha-khakh-ti lish-ko-akh
to be happy אשמח שמח שמחתי לשמוח
es-makh sa-me-akh sa-makh-ti lis-mo-akh
to hear אשמע שומע שמעתי לשמוע
esh-ma sho-me-a sha-ma-ti lish-mo-a
to drink אשתה שותה שתיתי לשתות
esh-te sho-te sha-ti-ti lish-tot
to give אתן נותן נתתי לתת
e-ten no-ten na-ta-ti la-tet

Jewish Culture

Jewish culture is among the most unique cultures in the world. Judaism is the only monoethnic religion (when belonging to the nation means belonging to the religion as well), creating an authentic culture with rich and complicated history. Jewish communities can be found all over the world, and this fact explains the diversity of the Jewish culture. Hebrew is spoken by over 10 million of people worldwide, either as their first or second language.

Jewish cultural traditions can be found in the Hebrew literature, Jewish theatre and Jewish humor. The latter dates centuries back to the Torah (The Holy Scripture of the Jews). The Jewish humor generally refers to the collection of verbal, frequently self-deprecating anecdotal humor, mostly originating in the Eastern Europe. This tradition had been brought to Israel and the United States. Combined with deep-rooted traditions of the Jewish theatre and film, there is no wonder why so many American actors and stand-up comedians are Jewish.

As a result of this geographic and cultural mix, Jewish cuisine combines the food of many cultures where Jews have settled, including Mediterranean, Spanish, German and Eastern European styles of cooking. All these dishes, however, need to be kosher. Common Jewish foods include stuffed fish, bagels, hummus, stuffed cabbage, tzimmis, matzah bread, and many more.

Covering the Jewish culture in one article, or even in a collection of publications, is literally impossible. To understand the Jewish culture, one needs to take a deeper look into its history, and learning Hebrew will help you better understand the people and the culture. Here, we help you learn Hebrew free.


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