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Hebrew and Arabic Words and Phrases

Hebrew Words

When Flying
Welcome Ba-rukh ha-ba
Airplane Ma-toss
Pilot Tay-yass
Steward Da-yal
Stewardess Da-yeh-let
Airport S’deh Te-oo-fah
Passport Dar-kon
Flight Ticket Kar-tiss Tis-a
Luggage Miz-va-dah
Small bag Teek
Bon Voyage De-rekh Tzle-kha
Around You
Man Ish
Husband Ba-al
Woman/wife Ish-ah
Boy Ye-led
Girl Yal-dah
Children Yeledim
House Ba-yit
Floor level Ko-mah
Apartment Di-rah
Street Re-khov
Town/city Ir
Village K’far
Collective Settlement Kib-butz
Country Eh-retz
Sky Sha-ma-yeem
Sea Yam
Sun She-mesh
Mountain Har
Valley E-mek
What’s the Time?
Time Z’man
Just a second Re-ga
Minute Da-kah
Hour Sha-ah
Day Yom
Night Lai-lah
Week Sha-voo-ah
Month Kho-desh
Year Sha-nah
Today Ha-yom
Yesterday Et-mol
Tomorrow Ma-khar
What’s the time? Ma ha-sha-ah?
It’s 1 o’clock Ha-sha-ah E-hat
Getting Along
Tourist Ta-yar
Guest O-re-akh
New Immigrant Oleh/a Kha-dash/a
Hotel Ma-lon
Room Khe-der
Dining Room Kha-dar Ha-Okhel
Waiter/ress Mel-tzar/it
Meal Aru-khah
Restaurant Miss-a-dah
Water Ma-yim
Food O-khel
Table Shul-khan
Chair Ki-sey
Ulpan (Hebrew Language School) Ul-pan
Book Se-fer
Map Ma-pah
Telephone Te-li-phone
Telegram Miv-rak
Post Office Do-ar
Pen Eyt
Pencil I-pa-ron
Letter Mikh-tav
Stamp Bool
Envelope Ma-a-ta-fah
Aerogram I-ge-ret A-vir
Restroom/ toilet/WC She-ru-tim
Youth Hostel Akh-sa-ni-at No-ar
Buying and Traveling
Sherut She-rut
Taxi Mo-neet
Car Me-kho-neet
Bus O-to-boos
Driver Ne-hag
Train Ra-ke-vet
Ticket Kar-tees
Road K’vish
Money Kes-sef
Gift Ma-ta-nah
Clothes Be-ga-deem
Earrings A-gi-lim
Ring Ta-ba-at
Store/shop Kha-nut
Market Shuk
Grocery Store Ma-ko-let
Receipt Ka-ba-lah
Central Bus Station Ta-khana Mer-ka-zit
How much is this ? Ka-mah ze o-leh ?
Where is ____ street? Ey-fo Re-khov _____?
When is the next bus to ____? Ma-tai ha -o-to-boos ha-ba?
Tell me where to get off. Ta-gid-li ey-foh la-re-det
Forward Ka-dee-mah
Counselor Madrikh/ah
Guide Mo-reh/rah De-rekh
Group K’vu-tzah
Greetings
Hello/Peace/Good-bye Sha-lom
Good morning Bo-ker Tov
Good evening E-rev Tov
Good night Lei-lah tov
Thank you To-dah
How are you? Mah Sh’lom-kha/ekh
Fine, thanks Tov, todah
Please/ you’re welcome B’va-ka-shah
Excuse me Sli-khah
See you soon L’hit-ra-ot
My name is ____ Shmi ____
What’s your name? Ma sheik-kha/shmekh
I live in Ani gar b’/gara b’
Wait Rega
Simple Words
Yes Ken
No Lo
Maybe Oo-lie
Of course Be-takh
Good Tov
Bad Rah
Where Ey-foh
This/that Zeh
Who Mi
What Mah
Why La-mah
Here Po
There Sham
Do you have? Yesh l’kha/lakh?
What happened? Ma ka-ra
Nothing Shoom d’var
Patience Sav-la-nute
Doing Things
I am going Ani ho-lekh/et
I am traveling Ani no-seya/sa-at
I am drinking Ani sho-teh/tah
I am writing Ani ko-tev/et
I am living Ani no-tain/tenet
I am inquiring Ani m’va-kesh-et
I am eating Ani O-khel/et
I am taking Ani lo-kayakh/kakhat
I see Ani ro-eh/ah
I hear Ani sho-may-ah/ma-at
I want Ani ro-tzeh/tzah
Places
Parliament K’nes-set
Cinema Kol-no-a
Theatre Tey-a-tron
Museum Mu-zay-on
Synagogue Beit K’nes-set
Church K’nei-si-yah
Mosque Mis-gad
University Oo-ni-ver-see-ta
Security Words
Help Ez-rah
Bomb P’tsa-tsah
Emergency Khey-room
Shelter Mi-klat
Suspicious Item Kha-fetz Kha-shood
Explosion Hit-po-ts’tsoot
Mine Mo-kesh
Danger Sa-ka-nah
Policeman/woman Sho-ter/et
Sick?
Nurse A-khot
Doctor Ro-feh/fah
Infirmary Mir-pa-ah
Examination B’di-kah
Sick Kho-leh/lah
Medicine T’ru-fah
Pill Ka-door
Injection Z’ri-kah
Diarrehea Shil-shul
Numbers
One E-khad
Two Shna-yim
Three Shloh-sha
Four Ar-bah-ha
Five Kha-mee-shah
Six Shee-shah
Seven Shee-vah
Eight Shmoh-nah
Nine Tee-shah
Ten Assah-ra

An important clue: in Hebrew “ch” or “kh” sounds like the ch in Bach, not “ch” like church or chicken.

A useful hint: find out and right down the Hebrew words for all the things in your room and put signs on them. More than learning new words, you’ll never forget where you left your bed or nightstand.

Some Arabic Phrases

Hello/Peace/Goodbye Salaam
House Bayt
Sun Shmesh
Father Ab
Apple Tuffah
Blessing Baraka
Hello Ah-lan was ah-lan
How are you? Keyf hehlak?
Fine Kway-yis, il-Ham du lil-leh
Thank you Shuk-ran
You’re welcome Af-wan
Pleased to meet you It-shar-raf-naq
Goodbye Ma-a-sa-leh-ma
Yes Ay-wa
No La
Fine,ok Tay-yib,oh-key
Tomorrow Buk-ra
Yesterday Im-beh-rih am

Note: masculine Hebrew nouns generally end with “im”, feminine with “ot”. Where you see a “/” we are showing both.


Source: Israel Study Manual by JoAnn G. Magnusson

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