Comparative

Hebrew Lesson 17 (Comparative and Shopping)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Hebrew. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Hebrew Classes.

Comparative

This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.

Below is a list of 20 comparative forms that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Hebrew, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Comparative Form in Hebrew

Comparative Hebrew
As... asכמו [kmo]
Tallerגבוה יותר [gavoha yoter]
Shorterנמוך יותר [namuch yoter]
Youngerצעיר יותר מ [tzaair yoter me]
Olderמבוגר יותר מ [mevugar yoter me]
As tall as גבוה כמו [gavoha kmo]
Taller thanגבוה יותר מ [gavoha yoter me]
Shorter thanנמוך יותר מ [namuch yoter me]
More beautifulיותר יפה [yoter yafe]
Less beautifulפחות יפה [pahot yafe]
Most beautifulהכי יפה [hachi yafe]
Happyשמח [sameach]
Happierיותר שמח [yoter sameach]
Happiestהכי שמח [hachi sameach]
You are happyאתה שמח [ata sameach]
You are as happy as Mayaאתה שמח כמו מאיה [ata sameach kmo maya]
You are happier than Mayaאתה יותר שמח ממאיה [ata yoter sameach mimaya]
You are the happiestאתה הכי שמח [ata hachi sameach]
Goodטוב [tov]
Betterטוב יותר [tov yoter]
Bestהכי טוב [hachi tov]
Badגרוע, רע [garua / raa]
Worseיותר גרוע [yoter garua]
Worstהכי גרוע [hachi garua]

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Vocabulary List about Shopping

Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.

Shopping List in Hebrew

Shopping Hebrew
Can you take less??אפשר לשלם פחות [Efshar leshalem pakhot?]
Do you accept credit cards??אתם מקבלים כרטיסי אשראי [Atem mekablim kartisim ashrai?]
How much is this??כמה זה עולה [Kama ze oleh?]
I'm just lookingאני רק מסתכל / ת [Ani rak mistakel / et]
Only cash please!רק במזומן בבקשה [Rak be-mezuman bevakasha]
This is too expensiveזה יקר מדי [Ze yakar midai]
Cafeבית קפה [Beit kafe]
Cashמזומן [Mezuman]
Cheapזול [Zol]
Checkהמחאה / ש'ק [Hamakha'a / shek]
Cinemaקולנוע [Kolno'a]
Credit cardכרטיס אשראי [Kartis ashrai]
Expensiveיקר [Yakar]
Gas stationתחנת דלק [Tahanat delek]
Museumמוזיאון [Muzeon]
Parkingחניה [Hanaia]
Pharmacyבית מרקחת [Beit mirkahat]
Supermarketסופרמרקט [Supermarket]

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Vocabulary List about Restaurants

Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.

Restaurant Terms in Hebrew

Restaurant Hebrew
I'm vegetarianאני צמחוני / ת [Ani tzimhoni / t]
It is very delicious!זה טעים מאד [Ze ta'im me'od]
May we have the check please!?אפשר לקבל את החשבון בבקשה [Efshar lekabel et ha-heshbon bevakasha?]
The bill please!החשבון בבקשה [Ha-heshbon bevakasha?]
Waiter / waitress!מלצר / מלצרית [Meltzer / it]
What do you recommend? (to eat)?מה את / ה ממליץ להזמין [Ma ata / at mamlitz lehazmin?]
What's the name of this dish??איך קוראים למנה הזאת [Eih korim le-mana hazot?]
Where is there a good restaurant??איפה יש מסעדה טובה [Eifo yesh misa'da tova?]
A cup ofכוס [Kos]
A glass ofכוס [Kos]
Black pepperפלפל שחור [Pilpel shakhor]
Breadלחם [Lekhem]
Dessertקינוח [Kinuakh]
Foodמזון [Mazon]
Forkמזלג [Mazleg]
Knifeסכין [Sakin]
Menuתפריט [Tafrit]
Napkinמפית [Mapit]
Plateצלחת [Tzalakhat]
Saladסלט [Salat]
Saltמלח [Melakh]
Saltyמלוח [Maluakh]
Soupמרק [Marak]
Spicyחריף [Kharif]
Spoonכפית [Kapit]
Sweetמתוק [Matok]
Tableשולחן [Shulkhan]
Tip (money for the waiter)תשר / טיפ [Tesher / tip]
Waterמים [Maim]

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in Hebrew about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Hebrew Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Hebrew homepage.

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