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how are you in hebrew

How Are You in Hebrew: 18 Ways to Ask & Answer This

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How would you ask How Are You in Hebrew? And how can you answer this question? In today’s quick Hebrew lesson, you’ll learn the 18 ways to ask and answer this.

So take this quick Hebrew Lesson…

  • Read this page to review and learn the phrases
  • Both Hebrew & English translations are provided
  • Print it out to have physical study material (i do it all the time)

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18 Ways to Ask & Answer: How Are You in Hebrew

1. Mah Shlom’cha?

  • How are you? (male)
  • Mah shlom’cha?
  • מה שלומך

how are you in hebrew

This is the easiest and most direct way to ask How are You in Hebrew. However, pay attention, this is used to ask males. You’ll need a different variation for females. Just check the phrase below.

  • How are you? (feminine)
  • Mah shlomech?
  • מה שלומך

how are you in hebrew

If you know your question words, you’ll know that mah means what and the question literally means “what is your peace” or “what is your well-being?”

There are more ways to ask How Are You in Hebrew without worrying about gender. Keep reading.

2. Mah nishmah?

  • How are you?
  • Mah nishmah?
  • מה נשמע

how are you in hebrew

Literally, this means “what’s being heard?” However, this is another good way of asking how are you, and like said above, without worrying about gender. It can also be used as “what’s up.”

3. Mah koreh?

  • How are you?/What’s up?
  • Mah koreh?
  • מה קורה

how are you in hebrew

Literally, this one means “what’s happening” but definitely also usable. Also, no gender involved. You can use this comfortably with everyone.

4. Mah Ha-inyanim?

  • What’s up?
  • Mah Ha-inyanim?
  • מה העיניינים

how are you in hebrew

Great common phrase to know. Literally, this means “What are the matters?” Also gender neutral.

5.Mah chadash?

  • What’s new?
  • Mah chadash?
  • מה חדש

how are you in hebrew

Or… aside from asking them how they are, you can simply ask about what’s new. Just one more variation to know for Hebrew learners.

So, now you know how to ask How Are You in Hebrew and a few variations. How can you answer this?

6. I’m okay.

  • Ani beseder.
  • אני בסדר.

7. I’m feeling bad.

  • ani margish ra.
  • אני מרגיש רע.

8. I’m not well.

  • Lo tov.
  • לא טוב

9. I’m good, thank you.

  • Tov, toda
  • טוב, תודה

10. Nothing new.

  • ‘Ain chadash.
  • אין חדש

11. I’m so so.

  • Ani kacha-kacha.
  • אני ככה-ככה

12. I’m great.

  • Ani metzoyan
  • אני מצוין

13. I’m not bad.

  • Shlomi lo ra.
  • שלומי לא רע

15. I’m sleepy.

  • Any yashnuni.
  • אני ישנוני

16. Thank you for asking.

  • Thank you for asking
  • toda she’sha’alta
  • תודה ששאלת

Aside from the answers you can use above, you can also thank the person for asking “How are you.” This is where this useful phrase comes in. You can simply add it in with the answer you use.

17. And you?

  • And you?
  • Ve-ata?
  • ואתה?

Also, you might want to ask how THEY are in Hebrew as well. So, again, like the phrase above, add this into your response. For example, you can try…

  • Ani beseder. Ve-ata?
  • I’m fine. And you?

how are you in hebrew

And if you asked, they responded and asked you back, you might want to say “I’m good too” or some form of variation with the word “too.”

So here’s what you can use – you need the word “gam” meaning “also” or “too.”

18. I’m fine too.

  • gam shlomi tov.
  • גם שלומי טוב.

So, all you need to do is take any of the answers I provided above and add “gam” in front. It’s that simple.

Now, you can ask How are You in Hebrew and also answer this in many ways. Be sure to print this lesson out for your own review. This lesson was made with the help of HebrewPod101 – an online Hebrew learning course.

Hope you enjoyed this!

– The Main Junkie

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