Learning Hebrew? Good! The first word you need to know in Hebrew is “Hello.” Here, you’ll learn not 1 but 15 ways to say Hello. Why? Because the more you know, the more you Hebrew you speak, and the better your language gets!
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Hebrew Lesson: Top 15 Ways to Say Hello In Hebrew
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- Absolute Beginner S1 #1 – Say Hello in Hebrew
If you can only remember one word from this article, let it be “shalom.” This is the most common and popular way to say Hello in Hebrew. You can’t go wrong here.
You can listen to the pronunciation to this phrase in the audio lesson above.
Let’s move onto something more casual.
Wondering how to sey Hey in Hebrew? Here you go. It actually sounds more like the Japanese “hai,” or the English word, “hi.” Great little casual word to know.
3. What’s up in Hebrew
- מה קורה?
- Ma kore?
You’re thinking “what’s up” is not a true “Hello,” right? Right. But it is used as a greeting quite often and so it can be used as a substitute for “Hello.” Remember, the more variations you know, the better.
4. How are you? in Hebrew
- מה שלומך?
- Mah shlom’cha?
Another good variation and common phrase to know.
5. How have you been?
- איך הולך איתך?
- E’ich holech it’cha?
As a variation to “How are you,” this is another acceptable phrase and way to greet and say Hello in Hebrew.
6. Good morning.
- בוקר טוב.
- Boker tov
Now, let’s say it’s 7AM in the morning. How would you greet someone in Hebrew? Use this!
7. Good afternoon.
- צהריים טובים.
- Tsahara’im tovim.
Let’s say it’s now 1PM and we’re in the afternoon. You can use this phrase.
8. Good evening.
- ערב טוב.
- Erev tov.
And of course, let’s not forget how to say Good Evening in Hebrew.
9. Long time no see.
- הרבה זמן לא התראנו.
- Harbe zman lo hitraenu.
This is not a hello but definitely used as a greeting. You can still his as the first thing when you see someone. If… it has been a long time.
10. It’s nice to see you again.
- נחמד לראות אותך שוב.
- nekhmad lir-ot otkha shuv.
11. How’s everything?
- איך הכל?
- eikh hakol?
Young people tend to use “yo” as a greeting in many languages like English and even Japanese. Well, Hebrew is no exception!
13. How’s your day?
- איך היום שלך?
- eikh ha’yom shelkha?
14. It’s nice to meet you.
- נעים להכיר אותך.
- naim lehakir otkha.
15. How’s it going?
- איך הולך?
- eikh holekh?
Now you know 15 variations or ways to say Hello!
Do you know of other unique ways to say or greet others? Leave a comment below and I’ll add it to this list. I read all the comments!
~ Written by the Main Junkie
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