Common Hebrew Words and Phrases

Greetings & Courtesies

English Hebrew
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

Shopping & Dining

English Hebrew
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…
Money Kesef
Change (literally, "leftovers") Odef
Waiter/waitress Meltzar/meltzarit
Water Mayim
Coffee Kafeh
Tea Tay


English Hebrew
Do you speak English? (female/male) Aaht medaberet Anglit?/Ata medaber Anglit?
I don’t speak Hebrew (female/male) Ani lo medaberet Ivrit/Ani lo medaber Ivrit
Police Mishtara
Doctor Rofe
Hospital Beit cholim
Passport Darkon

Getting Around

English Hebrew
Where is…? Eifoh…?
When Matai
Why Lama
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
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
Taxi Monit (regular, taxi); Sherut (shared taxi, like a mini-van)
Automobile Mechonit
Train Rakevet
Bus Otoboos
Hotel Malon
Hostel Akhsaniya
Room Cheder
University Universita
Beach Chof
Grocery store Makolet
What is this? Ma zeh?
Food Okhel
Hour, time Sha’a
Day Yom
Week Shavua
Month Chodesh
Year Shana
Today Ha’yom
Yesterday Etmol
Tomorrow Machar
What time is it? Ma hasha’a?
Right Yamin
Left Smol
Straight Yashar


English Hebrew
Sunday Yom rishon
Monday Yom shenee
Tuesday Yom shlishi
Wednesday Yom revi’i
Thursday Yom chamishi
Friday Yom shishi
Saturday (Sabbath) Shabbat


English Hebrew
Autumn Stav
Winter Choref
Spring Aviv
Summer Kayitz


English Hebrew
One Achat
Two Shtayim
Three Shalosh
Four Arba
Five Chamesh
Six Shesh
Seven Sheva
Eight Shmone
Nine Tesha
Ten Eser
Eleven Achat esrey
Twelve Shtem esrey
Thirteen Shlosh esrey
Fourteen Arba esrey
Fifteen Chamesh esrey
Sixteen Shesh esrey
Seventeen Shva esrey
Eighteen Shmoneh esrey
Nineteen Tsha esrey
Twenty Esrim
Twenty one Esrim veachat
Twenty two Esrim veshtayim
Thirty Shloshim
Forty Arbaim
Fifty Chamishim
Sixty Shishim
Seventy Shivim
Eighty Shmonim
Ninety Tishim
One hundred Mea
Two hundred Mataim
Three hundred Shlosh meot
Four hundred Arba meot
Five hundred Chamesh meot
Six hundred Shesh meot
Seven hundred Shva meot
Eight hundred Shmone meot
Nine hundred Tsha meot
One thousand Elef
Two thousand Alpayeem
Three thousand Shloshet alafim
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