These simple phrases will help enhance your experience when you come to the Holy Land. Although you don’t need to speak Hebrew in order to enjoy your visit to Israel, knowing a few words of the language will make your trip more enjoyable as you immerse yourself in the culture.
Don’t worry – most Israelis speak English as well as Hebrew!
English Hebrew (Transliterated English Pronunciation)
Excuse me s’leeha
Thanks a lot toda raba
Good-bye shalom -or-
See you again le’hitra’ot (le’heatra’oat)
Good morning boker tov (bo-care tov)
Good afternoon tzohorayeem toveem (tso-ho-rye-eem toveem)
Good evening erev tov
Good night laila tov
How much is it? kama ze ole (olay)?
What time is it? ma ha’sha’a?