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Hebrew Lesson 1
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Introductions and greetings
Hello / hi sha-lom שלום
Shalom is the most common greeting in Hebrew which means hello, hi or goodbye. You can use it at the beginning or at the end of a conversation. Shalom also means peace.
See you / goodbye le-hit-ra-ot להתראות
Lehitraot is a greeting used when you go away, at the end of a meeting or when you finish a telephone conversation.
How are you? / How do you do? ma shlom-ha? ?מה שלומך
Ma shlomha (male singular) is the greeting question when you open a conversation. Ma shlomeh is the female singular. Ma shlomhem is the male plural. Ma shlomhen is the female plural. Ma shlomam is the male plural third person. Ma shloman is the female plural third person.
How are you? / What's up? ma nish-ma? ?מה נשמע
Ma nishma is another greeting question when you open a conversation.
How are you feeling? Eyh ha-mar-gash? ?איך המרגש
Eyh hamargash is another greeting question when you open a conversation.
What's new? ma ha-dash? ?מה חדש
Ma hadash is another greeting question when you open a conversation.
Pleased to meet you na-eem me-od נעים מאוד
Naeen meod is what you say when you meet someone for the first time.
All right be-se-der ga-moor בסדר גמור
Beseder gamoor is the answer to the greeting questions: how are you? and how are you feeling?
Thank you very much to-da ra-ba תודה רבה
Toda raba is the answer to any of the greeting questions to thank the person for their attention.