Hebrew Phrases (Common Expressions)

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This section contains 400 of the most used phrases in Hebrew. This should help you improve your speaking, reading and writing. Exploring the whole list will make it easier to start conversations and understand what was said to you. I divided this section into 4 pages, the first 100 are listed on this page, then the rest here: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. Each page contains 100 common expressions. Going through each 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.

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To make sure you are more likely to remember each expression, try to first to read the sentence without hearing it, then click to hear how it is prnounced, then read it out loud 3 times while imagining yourself vividly talking to somone. Also try to practice what you memorized from time to time, to make it stick.

Here are the first 100 common phrases. You will find a lot of them are about greeting someone, introducing yourself or asking where someone is from ... etc. Basically, these are expressions which you might use when starting a conversation with someone you have just met.

Phrases in Hebrew

Phrases Hebrew
How are you? (informal)מה העניינים? [Ma ha'inyanim?]
How are you? (formal)מה שלומך? [Ma shlomha?,Ma shlomeh?]
What's up? (colloquial) מה קורה? [Ma korei?]
I'm fine, thank you!אני בסדר, תודה! [Ani beseder, toda!]
Hi!הי! [hay]
Good morning!בוקר טוב! [boker tov]
Good afternoon!אחר הצהריים טובים! [ahar hatsohorayim tovim]
Good evening!ערב טוב! [erev tov]
And you? (informal)ואצלך? [ve'etslha? Ve'etsleh?]
And you? (formal)ומה שלומך? [uma shlomha?, uma shlomeh?]
Goodטוב [Tov]
We speak two languagesאמו מדברים שתי שפות / אנו דו-לשוניים [Anakhnu medabrim shtei safot / Anu du-lishoniim]
They speak four languagesהם מדברים ארבע שפות [Hem medabrim arba'a safot]
I visited one countryבקרתי בארץ אחת [Bikarti be-eretz akhat]
She visited three countriesהיא בקרה בשלוש ארצות [Hi bikra be-shalosh artzot]
She has one sisterיש לה אחות אחת [Yesh la akhot akhat]
He has two sistersיש לו שתי אחיות [Yesh li shtei akhaiot]
Welcome!ברוך הבא! ברוכים הבאים! ברוכה הבאה! ברוכות הבאות! []
Do you like it here??אתה מרוצה כאן [Ata merutze can?]
See you later!להתראות מאוחר יותר [Lehitra'ot me'uhar yoter!]
Thank you very much!תודה רבה! [Toda raba!]
I really like it!זה מאד מוצא חן בעיניי [Ze me'od motze khen be-einai]
Happyשמח [Same'ah, Smeha]
Sadעצוב [Atsuv]
Thank you!תודה! [Toda]
You're welcome! (in response to "thank you")על לא דבר / אין בעד מה [Al lo davar / en ba'ad ma]
Have a nice day!שיהיה לך יום טוב [shei'yihiyei leha yom tov / leh yom tov]
Good night!לילה טוב [Layla tov]
Have a good trip!נסיעה טובה [Nesia tova!]
It was nice talking to you!היה נעים לדבר איתך / היה נעים להכיר. [Haya na'im ledaber it'ah, it'ha / Haya na'im lehakir]
Am I right or wrong??אני צודק / ת או טועה [Ani tzodek o to'eh]
Is he younger or older than you??הוא צעיר או מבוגר ממך [Hu tza'ir o mevugar mimekha / mimekh?]
Is the test easy or difficult??המבחן קל או קשה [Ha-mivkhan kal o kashe?]
Is this book new or old?זה ספר חדש או ישן? [Ze sefer khadash o yashan?]
This is so expensiveזה יקר מאד [Ze yakar me'od]

More Sentences

English Hebrew
I don't speak Koreanאני לא מדרבר / ת קוריאנית [Ani lo medaber / et Korianit]
I love the Japanese languageאני אוהב / ת את השפה היפאנית [Ani ohev / et ha-safa ha-yepanit]
I speak Italianאני מדבר / ת איטלקית [Ani medaber / et Italkit]
I want to learn Spanishאני רוצה ללמוד ספרדית [Ani rotze / a lilmod Sfaradit]
My mother tongue is Germanשפת האם שלי גרמנית [Sfat ha'em sheli sfaradit]
Spanish is easy to learnקל ללמוד ספרדית [Kal lilmod sfaradit]
He has a Moroccan rugיש לו שטיחון מרוקאי [Yesh lo shtikhon marokai]
I have an American carיש לי מכונית אמריקאית [Yesh li mekhonit amerikait]
I love French cheeseאני אוהב / ת גבינה צרפתית [Ani ohev / et gvina tzarfatit]
I'm Italianאני איטלקי [Ani italki]
My father is Greekאבי יווני [Abi yevani]
My wife is Koreanאשתי קוראינית [Ishti korianit]
Have you ever been to India??היית פעם בהודו [Haita / hait pa'am be-Hodu?]
I came from Spainבאתי מספרד [Baati me-Sfarad]
I live in Americaאני חי / ה באמריקה [Ani khai / khaia be-America]
I want to go to Germanyאני רוצה לנסוע לגרמניה [Ani rotze linso'a le-G'ermania]
I was born in Italyנולדתי באיטליה [Noladti be-Italia]
Japan is a beautiful countryיפן מדינה יפה [Yapan medina yafa]
Long time no seeמזמן לא נפגשנו [Mi-zman lo nifgashnu]
I missed youהתגעגעתי אליך [Hitga'aga'ti eleikha / elaikh]
What's new??מה חדש [Ma khadash?]
Nothing newאין חדש [Ein khadash]
Make yourself at home!תרגיש כמו בבית [Targ'ish kmo ba-bait]
Have a good tripנסיעה טובה [Nesi'a tova]
Can I practice Italian with you?אפשר לדבר איתך איטלקית [Efshar ledaber itkha Italkit ?]
I speak French but with an accentאני מבר / ת צרפתית עם מבטא [Ani medaber / et Tzarfatit im mivtaa]
I was born in Miamiנולדתי במיאמי [Noladti be-Miami]
I'm from Japanאני מיפן [Ani mi-yapam]
The letter is inside the bookהמכתב בתוך הספר [Ha-miktav be-tokh ha-sefer]
The pen is under the deskהעט תחת לשולחן [Ha-et hu takhat le shulkhan]
Directionsהוראות [Hora'ot]
Can I help you??אפשר לעזור לך [Efshar laazor lekha / lakh]
Can you help me??את / ה יכול לעזור לי [Ata / at yakhol / yekhola laazor li?]
Can you show me?את / ה יכול להראות לי / להסביר לי [Ata / at yakhol le'harot li / le'asbir li?]
Come with me!בוא / י אתי [Bo / bo'ee iti]
Downtown (city center)לעיר / למרכז העיר [La'ir / le-merkaz ha-ir]
Excuse me! (to ask someone)סלח לי [Slakh li]
Go straightללכת ישר [Lalekhet iashar]
How can I get to the museum? ?איך אני יכול / ה להגיע למוזיאון [Aeih ani yakhol / yekhola leag'ia' le-muzeon?]
How long does it take to get there??כמה זמן זה יקח להגיע [Kama zman ze ykakh leag'ia'?]
I'm lostהלכתי לאיבוד [Halakhti le-ibud]
I'm not from hereאני לא מכאן [Ani lo mi-kan]
It's far from hereזה רחוק מכאן [Ze rakhok mi-can]
It's near hereזה קרוב לכאן [Ze karov le-can]
One moment please!רק רגע [Rak rega]
Turn leftפנה / פני שמאלה [Pneh / pni smolah]
Turn rightפנה / פני ימינה [Pneh / pni yamina]


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Here are the rest of the Hebrew phrases: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Hebrew homepage.

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