Did you know? People remember the last words you say to them. That’s why it’s important to know how to say bye in Hebrew.
So, let’s take a look a the most common and frequently used ways. Take this lesson.
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Hebrew Lesson: Top 14 Ways to Say Bye In Hebrew
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- 3-Minute Hebrew Lesson #2 – Greetings
1. Goodbye, see you soon.
- Pronounced: Leitraot
This is the most common way to say bye in Hebrew. You may use this one to end up a formal conversation or a casual chat. The spelling and pronunciation are the same for both male and female.
- Pronounced: Shalom
In Hebrew “שלום” or “shalom” means both Hello and Goodbye. This word can be literally translated as “peace”, so you are merely wishing “peace” on a person’s coming and again “peace” on them leaving. You should know that the word “שלום” is more often used to say hello than saying goodbye.
3. All the best, be well.
- כל טוב
- Pronounced: Kol tuv
This is a good phrase to use when you want to wish someone all the best at the end of a conversation.
4. See you in happiness.
- להתראות בשמחות
- Pronounced: Lehitraot besmah’ot
When people say this, they hope to see each other again only at good or positive events and not because of some bad circumstances.
5. See you later.
- Pronounced: Nitrae
Good casual way to say bye in Hebrew.
6. See you tomorrow.
- נתראה מחר
- Pronounced: Nitrae mah’ar
Now, instead of “tomorrow” you can use other words that indicate time. Here are some examples:
- See you on Monday.
- נתראה ביום שני
- Pronounced: Nitrae beyom sheni
- See you next week.
- נתראה בשבוע הבא
- Pronounced: Nitrae bashavua haba
- See you at night.
- נתראה בערב
- Pronounced: Nitrae baerev
- See you next year.
- נתראה בשנה הבאה
- Pronounced: Nitrae bashana habaa
7. Talk to you soon!
- Pronounced: Lehishtamea
This one can be literally translated as “Let us hear each other again!” It is usually used in colloquial speech to end a conversation on the phone.
8. Good Luck!
- Pronounced: Behatzlah’a
It’s always good to know how to say good luck in Hebrew!
9. Good night.
- לילה טוב
- Pronounced: Layla tov
You’re right. This is not a literal way to say bye in Hebrew. However, you can use this phrase as a parting greeting just like you could use “good luck” the same way.
10. Talk to you (later).
- Pronounced: Nedaber
- מאוחר יותר
- Pronounced: meuh’ar yoter
You can use both ways to say “talk to you later” but “Nedaber” is a shorter and more colloquial way. “Meuh’ar yoter” is a more polite and official variant.
11. Keep in touch.
- שמור על קשר (When addressing a male)
- Pronounced: Shmor al kesher
- שמרי על קשר (When addressing a female)
- Pronounced: Shmeri al kesher
There are two different ways to say “Keep in touch” in Hebrew depending on whether you are talking to a male or a female.
Slang Ways to Say Bye in Hebrew
- Pronounced: Lehit’
This is a short version of the word Goodbye – “להתראות” – “Lehitraot” that you learned earlier. It’s a common way for young people or close friends to say bye in Hebrew.
- Pronounced: Bye
Because of the popularization of English in Israel, this is now one of the most natural ways to say goodbye to close friends. You may even use it at formal occasions.
14. Bye Bye.
- Pronounced: Bye – Bye
This farewell is more often used when addressing a child, but can also be used when saying goodbye to a close friend or family member.
* Important notes:
- All [h’] / [ח] sounds are pronounces like H in the English words “Hotel” or “House” (pronounced more harshly).
- Hebrew should be read from right to left.
- All [h] sounds are pronounced as in the English words “Hey” or “Hi”
Now you know 14 common ways to say bye in Hebrew. Do you know other unique ways? Let me know by leaving a comment down below so that I could add it to this list. I always read all your comments!
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