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Useful Hebrew Words To Know When Traveling to Israel With Kids

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If you’re traveling to Israel with kids, you’ll be happy to know that many Israelis speak English. But that still doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the opportunity to learn some Hebrew!

Here are some basic words you might want to know on your upcoming visit to the Holy Land:

Greetings:

Hi — Hi

Bye —  Bye

Ma kore? — What’s up?

Shalom — Hello/Bye/Peace

Hakol tov — Everything is good

Hakol tov? — Is everything good/OK?

Boker tov — Good morning

Erev tov — Good evening

Tzahara’im tovim — Good afternoon

Toda — Thank you

Toda Raba Thank you very much

BevakashaPlease

SababaAll good

Time:

BokerMorning

TzaharaimNoon

Achar tzahara’imAfternoon

ErevEvening

LaylaNight

 Ma ha’sha’ah? What time is it?

Asking for directions:

Eifo [insert place here]Where is [insert place here]?

Kama zman (Zeh lo’keh’ach)? How long (does this take)? 

Eifo ha’sherootim? Where is the bathroom?

Eifo ha’oto-boos? Where is the bus?

Eifo ha’rakevet? — Where is the train?

YaminRight

ShmolLeft

YasharStraight

Shopping/dinning:

Kama ze ole? — How much does this cost?

Mayim be’vakashaWater, please

Mayim mineralim be’vakashaMineral water, please

Mayim mugazim be’vakashaSeltzer, please

Mey berez be’vakashaTap water, please

Efshar et ze bli [insert ingredient]  — Can I have this without […]

Yesh li/lo/la alergia le‘ — I/he/she am/is allergic to

LaktozLactose

Chalav Milk

GlootenGluten

BotnimPeanuts

EgozimNuts

Egozei melech — Walnuts 

SoyaSoy

HeetaWheat

Sumsum — Sesame seeds

Check out the rest of our Israel guide for more useful tips for your next visit to Israel!

 

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