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Hebrew Phrases

Hebrew Transliteration

 English Translation

Aba Father
Acharei Aruchat Hatzohorayim After Lunch
Acharei Hatzohorayim In the Afternoon
Achat One
Acheret Otherwise
Achi My Brother
Achichem Your Brother
Achiv His Brother
Achinu Our Brother
Achoti My Sister
Achotichem Your Sister
Achotenu Our Sister
Adat HaE-L Chai Community of the Living G-d
Adat Hashem Congregation of Hashem
Ad HaErev Until this Evening (response upon departing)
Ad Machar Until Tomorrow (response upon departing)
Ad me'ah ve'esrim shanah! May you live to be 120!
Adon HaShamayim veEretz Master of Heaven and Earth
Adon Olam Master of the Universe
Af Al Pe Chain Despite That It is So; In Spite of It All
Ahavah Love
Ahavah Olam Everlasting Love or Eternal Love
Ahavat HaEmet Love of the Truth
Ahavat Chesed Love of Kindness
Ain Davar K'Zeh There is No Such Thing; Drop It, It Doesn't Exist
Ain Mazel b'Yisrael The People of Yisrael transcend astrological influences
Al Tedag Don't Worry
Amarta Amarta You Said, You Said; You Said It, So It's Good Enough For Me
Am Kadshecha People of Your Holiness
Am Yisrael The People of Israel [all Jews]
Anachnu We
Anglit English
Ani I
Ani Chai I Live
Ani Etkasher Ele'cha I'll Call You
Ani Koreh Ivrit, Aval Lo Medaber (masc.) I Read Hebrew but do not Speak
Ani Koreh VeKotev, Aval Lo Medaber (fem.) I Read and Write [Hebrew] but do not Speak
Ani LeDodi veDodi Li I am My Beloved's and My Beloved is Mine
Ani Lo Mevin (masc.) Ani Lo Mevinah (fem.) I Do Not Understand
Ani Lo Mevin Otcha (masc.) Ani Lo Mevin Otach (fem.) I Don't Understand You
Ani Lo Yode'a (masc.) Ani Lo Yoda'at I don't Know
Ani Medaber Ivrit (masc.) Ani Medaberet Ivrit (fem.) I Speak Hebrew
Ani Mitzta'er (masc.) Ani Mitzta'eret (fem.) I'm Sorry
Ani Ohev Otach (masc.) Ani Ohevet Otcha (fem.) I Love You
Ani Tzarich Lalechet Achshav I Must Go Now
Ani veAtah Neshane et HaOlam! You and I will Change the World!
Ani Yode'a (masc.) Ani Yoda'at (fem.) I know
Ani Yode'a Ivrit (masc.) Ani Yoda'at Ivrit (fem.) I Know Hebrew
Ani Yode'a Milim Achadot (masc.) I Know a Few Words [of Hebrew]
Ani Yoda'at Rak Milim Achadot (fem.) I Know Only a Few Words [of Hebrew]
Arba Four
Arba Pinot HaEretz The Four Corners of the Earth
Arbaim Yom veArbaim Lailah Forty Days and Forty Nights
Aruchat Boker Breakfast
Aruchat Erev Dinner
Aruchat Tzohorayim Lunch
Asir Todah (masc.) Asirat Todah (fem.) Ever So Grateful
Atah (masc. sing.) At (fem. sing.) You
Atah beChartanu You Have Chosen Us
Atah Lo Mevin (masc.) At Lo Mevina' (fem.) You Don't Understand
Atah Lo Tzodek (masc.) Ata Lo Tzodeket (fem.) You Are Wrong
Atah Medaber Ivrit? (masc.) At Medaberet Ivrit (fem.) Do You Speak Hebrew? Responses: Me'at - A Little; Ken, me'at - Yes, a little; Meat me'od - Very little; Rak me'at - Just a little; Lo, ani lo medaber (masc.) - No, I do not speak
Atah Mevine? (masc.) At Mevina'? (fem.) Do You Understand?
Atah Mevin Ivrit? (masc.) At Mevinah et Hamilim (fem.) Do You Understand Hebrew?; Do You Understand the Words? Response: Ken, ani mevinah et hamilim (fem.) - Yes, I understand the words; Ani mevin et hamilim, aval lo et hamishpat (masc.) - I understand the words, but not the sentence; Ani mevin, aval lo medaber (masc.) - I understand but do not speak;
Atah Tzodek (masc.) At Tzodeket (fem.) You Are Right
Atem (masc. plural) Aten (fem. plural) You
Av HaRoeh beSeter Father Who Sees in Secret
Avi My Father
Avichem Your Father
Avi Chol Father of All
Avoteinu Our Fathers
Avraham Avinu Avraham Our Father
Avinu Malkeinu Our Father, Our King
Av SheBaShamayim Father in Heaven
Avinu SheBaShamayim Our Father in Heaven
Az Mah? So What?
Azov Oti Leave Me [Alone]
Azoi? Really?
Azru Li! Help Me!
Baal HaKerem Master of the Vineyard
Baal Bayit Master of the House
Baal Midot ToVot (masc.) BaaLat MiDot ToVot Master of Good Attributes; A Person of Good Character
Baal Nefesh Religious Jew
Baali My Husband
BaBoker In the Morning
Bachur (masc.) Bachurah (fem.) Young Man; Young Woman
Ba Li I Felt/Feel Like it
Balnes Miracle Worker
Balshem Faith Healer; Performer of Miracles
BaMidbar In the Wilderness
Barchot veTefillot Blessings and Prayers
Barei Lev Pure in Heart
Bari veShalem Safe and Sound
Bar Mitzvah (masc.) Bat Mitzvah (fem.) Son/Daughter of the Commandment
Baruch HaBah! (pl. Bruchim haBaim) Welcome!
Baruch HaBah B'Shem Ad-nai Blessed is the Name of YKVK
Baruch Hashem Thank G-d
Baruch Hu veBaruch Shmo Blessed be He and Blessed be His Name
Baruch sheAmar Blessed be He Who Spoke
Baruch Shem Kivod LeOlam Va'ed Blessed be His Glorious Majesty Forever and Ever
Baruch Shem Kivod Malchuto LeOlam Va'ed Blessed be His Glorious Name Whose Kingdom is Forever and Ever
Baruch Shemah Blessed be the Name
Bat Daughter
Bat Tziyon Daughter of Zion
Batu'ach? Are You Sure?
B'Ahavah With Love
BS"D (Aramaic - B'Siyata D'Shamaya) With the Help of Heaven/G-d
Bechayecha! (masc.) Bechayech! (fem.) On Your Life!; Really? Oh Sure!
Bechayai! Really! Sure!
Bechol'zot Nevertheless
Be'einei Hashem In the Eyes of Hashem
Behatzlacha Good Luck!/All the Best!
Bekarov Soon
Bemeshech haYom During the Day
Ben Son
Beratzon With Pleasure
Bereishit In the Beginning
Berishonah In the First Place
B'Seder All Right
Be'tach! Sure!
BeTodah Me-rosh Thank You in Advance
Betulah Unmarried Woman
Bevakasha Please
Bevakasha et Zeh This, Please
Bilui Naim Have a Good Time
Binat haLev An Understanding of the Heart
Bitachon Trust [in G-d]
Bobbeh Grandmother
Bocher Bachelor; Unmarried Man; Young Man
Bri'at HaOlam Creation of the World
Bevakasha Please [or your welcome]
B'Ezrat Hashem (BE"H) With G-d's Help
Bli Safek Without a Doubt
Bimheirah b'Yameinu Speedily In Our Days
Boker Tov Good Morning
Bracha Prayer
Bracha vehazlaha Blessing and Much Success
Bruchim haBa'im Blessed Are Those Who Come [to you and your family]; Welcome
Bubbee Grandmother
Dan Lekaf Zechut To Judge on the Scale of Merit
Derech Eretz Way of the Land
Derech Hashem Way of Hashem
Devar Elokim Word of G-d
Devir Holy of Holies
Divrei HaNevu'ah Words of Prophecy
Divrei Chibushim Words of Admonition
Dodah Aunt
Drishat Shalom (D"SH) (DASH) Regards; Kind Regards; Greetings (response upon departing)
Drishat Shalom laMishpacha Regards to the Family (response upon departing)
Drishat Shalom Le Give My Regards to....
Efes Zero
Efshar' Possible
Eich Omrim et Zeh Be' [Anglit] How Do You Say This in [English]?
Eifo Atah Gar? Where Do You Live?
Eifo Ha'Sherutim? Where is the Bathroom?
Ei, Gut Great, Just Great!
Ein Be'ad Ma You're Welcome
Ein Ba'aya! It's Nothing!
Ein Be'ayot No Problems
Ein Brerah No Choice
Ein Li Klum (Ein Li Shum Davar) I Don't Have Anything; I Have Nothing
Ein Somchin Al Haness Don't Rely on Miracles
Eizel Fool; Dope
E-l Adon G-d is Master
Ela Mai What Then?;  So What?; But What Happens?
E-l Emunah G-d of Faithfulness
Elokei My G-d
Elokeicha (Elokeichem) Your G-d
Elokeinu Our G-d
Elokim Yerachem G-d Will Have Mercy
Emanu Our Mother
Emet veYatziv True and Certain
Eretz Yisrael The Land of Israel
Erev Tov Good Evening
Eser Ten
Galui Le-Ayin Perceptible to the Eye; Visible; Obvious; Noticeable; Detectable; Evident
Gam Zu leTovah This is for the Good [best]
Gavra Rabbah A Great Man
Germanit German
Gesundheit (Yiddish) Literally - Health.  A response when someone sneezes
Goyish (masc.) Goyisha (fem.) Not Jewish
Gut Shabbes! (Yiddish) Good Sabbath!
Gut Yontev! (Yiddish) Good Holiday!
Gut Yontiff! (Yiddish) Good Holiday!
HaAv The Father
Hachamenu Zichronam Liveracha Our Sages, May Their Memory be a Blessing
Hainu Hach It is the Same Thing
HaIvri The Hebrew
HaKash SheShavar et Gav HaGamal The Straw That Broke the Camel's Back
HaKodesh Baruch Hu Holy One, Blessed be He
Hakol All
Hakol Beseder? Is Everything O.K.?
Hakol Beseder B'Eli Haseder Everything is in Order Within the Chaos
Halevei! (Halevai) Would That It Came True!
Hallelu et Ad-nai O Praise YKVK
HaMa'eiven Yavin Those Who Know Understand
Ha'omnam'? Really?
HaRosh Mistovev My Head is Spinning
Har'Beh A Lot, Many, Much
Hashem Yimloch LeOlam Va'ed YKVK Will Reign Forever and Ever
Hashem Yitbarach YKVK, May He be Blessed
Hashem Yaazor [I hope that] G-d Shall Help
Hatzlacha Rabbah! Much Success! (as a greeting - Good Luck!)
Havarah Ashkenazit Ashkenazi pronunciation of Hebrew - Current in some Diaspora circles
Havarah Sefaradit Sephardi pronunciation of Hebrew - Current Pronunciation in Yisrael
HaYakar (masc.) HaY'karah (fem.) Dear, Beloved
Hayalim Kedoshim Holy Soldiers
Haya Naim Me'od It's Been a Pleasure [greeting at departing]
HaYanayim Me'od Goodbye, I had a Delightful Time
Hechal Holy Place
Hem (masc.) Hen (fem.) They
Hishtagata (masc.) Hishtagat? (fem.) Have You Gone Mad?; Are You Nuts?; Have You Lost it?; Are You Crazy?
Histalek! Go Away!
Hotza'at Dibah Sending Forth of Slander; idiomatically, Publication of Slander/Libel
Ihulim Levaviim Best Wishes
Ichulim Greetings
Im Yirtzeh Elokim If It Pleases G-d
Im (Ima) Mother
Imi My Mother
Im Shachar At Dawn
Ish Man
Ishah Woman
Ishti My Wife
Kacha Kacha So So
Kacha HaChayim That's Life; That's the Way it Goes
Kamah Zeh O'leh? How Much Does This Cost?
Kar Li It is Cold to Me; I Feel Cold
Karov Rachok A Distant Relative
Kazeh (masc.) Kazot (fem.) Like This
Ken Yes
Ketivah veChasimah Tovah LeShanah Tovah Tikateivu May You be Inscribed in the Book of Life for a Good Year
Kvetch Complain
Kolboynik Know It All
Kol HaKavod! All the Honor!; All Right!; Great!; Good Job!
Kol Tuv All The Best
Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh Lazeh All Jews are Responsible for Each Other
Kotel Ma'aravi Western Wall
Ktzat Little, A Little
KH (CH)  
Chabdeihu Vechoshdeihu Take Him With a Grain of Salt
Chag Same'ach! Happy Festival!; Joyous Festival!
Chag Kasher veSame'ach Pesach! Happy & Kosher Passover Festival!
Chag Same'ach Happy Holidays
Chalomot Tovim Sweet Dreams
Chamesh Five
Cham Li It is Hot to Me; I Feel Hot
Chas veChalilah! G-d Beware/G-d Forbid!
Chas veShalom! G-d Forbid!
Chaval Al Hazman Don't Waste Your Time; It is a Waste of Time
Chaver Shelach (masc.) Chavera Shelach (fem.) Your Friend
Chayei Olam Eternal Life
Charon af Hashem Wrath [anger] of Hashem
Chaver Friend
Chele Kodesh Sacred Objects
Chochem Wise Man; A Wise Guy (slang)
Chodesh Month
Chodesh Tov A Good Month
Chodesh Tov uMevorach A Good and Blessed Month
Chozer Bitshuvah A Jew who has become religious
Chutzpah Audacity; Utter Nerve
Lailah Tov Goodnight
L'aMet To Bring Out the Truth; To Verify; To Confirm
Le'an atah nose'a? Where Are You Going?
Leharim Et HaKol To Raise or Lift One's Voice; To Shout
Lehitra'ot See You Later; See You Again; See You Soon; So Long
LeChayim! To Life!
Lechu Neranenah Come. Let Us Sing
Lehitra'ot BaErev I'll See You in the Evening (response upon departing)
Lelakek Et Ha'etzba'ot! Finger Licking Good!
LeShaim Shamayim For the Sake of Heaven
LeShalom veDa'at For Peace and Knowledge
LeShanah Tovah For a Good Year
Leshanah Tovah Tikateivu May you be written down for a good year
LeShanah Tovah Tikatev Vetihatem May You be Inscribed and Sealed for a Good Year (response: Gam Atah - Same to You)
LeShanah Tovah Tiktavi Tetichtami (fem.) May You be Inscribed and Sealed for a Good Year
LeTov uLeChayim uLeShalom For Good, and for Life, and for Shalom
Lichora As It Appears; Apparently; On the Face of It
Lo No, Not
Lo Ba Li I Don't Feel Like It
Lo Bediyuk Not Exactly
Lo B'Shamayim Hi The Torah is Not In Heaven
Lo BeshiMush Not In Use; Not Working
Lo Kol Kach'  Lo Kol Kach Not So Good; Not So Much
Lo Yitachen It Is Not Possible
Macher A Big Shot; Man with Contacts
Magiyah Lo To Him it Should be Received; He Deserves It
Maher' Quickly
Mah Atah O'mer? What Are You Saying?
Mah Hainyanim? What's the News?
Mah Hasha'ah? What Time Is It?
Mah Hashem Shelcha? What's Your Name? Response: Hashem sheli - My name is ___
Mah Lechah? What's It To You?
Mah Nishmah? What is Heard?; What's New? Response: Lo kelum - Nothing
Mah She-BaTuach,BaTuach What is Certain is Certain
Mah Shlomecha? (masc.) Mah Shlomech? (fem.) How Are You? Responses: umah shlomecha/shlomech? or  v'atah? and how are you?; Tov.  Umah Shlomecha/Shlomech? Well. And how are you?; Tov Me'od, Todah - Very Well Thanks; Tov Todah - Fine/Good, Thanks; Beseder, B"H - Fine, Baruch Hashem.
Mah Shlom'chem? (masc. plural) Mah Shlom'chen? (fem. plural) How Are You?
Mah Tovu Ohalecha How Goodly Are Your Tents
Mah Yesh? What Do You Have?; What's the Matter?; What's the Problem?
Mah Zeh? What is This?
Malkut HaShamayim The Kingdom of Heaven; The Kingdom of G-d
Marat Married Woman; Mrs.
Mazel uBracha! (Yiddish: Mazel und Brucha) Blessings and Congratulations!
Mazel Tov! Congratulations!
Me'ah Achuz For Sure; 100% Certain
Me'at A Little
Mechiah A Great Feeling; Relief
Meh Chadash? What's New? Response: Ein chadash - Nothing's new
Mench A Nice Gentleman; Good Person
Meshuga Crazy
Metzuyan! Perfect!
Meytav  HaIchulim! Best Wishes!
MiDei Pa'Am From Time to Time
Mitzta'er I'm Sorry
Mivta Ashkenazi Ashkenazi Accent
Mivta Sefardi Sephardic Accent
Mivta Yisraeli Israeli Accent
Mo'adim LeSimcha! (Sefardic) Happy Holiday/Festival; Times For Joy; Seasons of Joy
Moadim L'Simcha L'Geula Shleima Happy Holiday in the Anticipation of a Complete Redemption
Moshiah Olam Savior of the World
Motza'ei Shabbat Saturday Evening; Night after Shabbat
Naim Me'od It's a Pleasure; Pleased to Meet You [greeting at meeting]
Nehedar, Yo'fi Wonderful, Great
Neshomeleh Sweet Soul; Sweetheart; Darling
Nesia Tovah Have a Good Trip
Niftar (masc.) Nifterah (fem.) Died
Nishtu Gedacht! May We be Saved From It [sad event]; It Shouldn't Happen!; G-d Forbid!
Nod Nafuach A Complete Nothing; A Bag of Wind
Nohal Takin Correct Procedure
Nolad (masc.) Noldah (fem.) Born
Nu? So?; Well?
Nu Tzadakti? Well, Was I Right?
Oi [Oy] Denotes disgust, pain, astonishment or rapture
Oi  Va'avoi Li! Oh My G-d!
Oi Vai Iz Mir! Woe is Me!
Onesh Olam Eternal Punishment
Oseh Shamayim veEretz Maker of Heaven and Earth
Ozer Yisrael biGvurah Who Girds Yisrael with Strength
Ozer Yisrael b'Tif'arah Who Crowns Yisrael with Splendor
Po Nikbar; Po Nitman Here Lies (abbrev. at top of most Jewish tombstones)
Proster Oilem Common People
Rachmana Litzlon! Heaven Forbid!
Rah Me'od Very Bad
Rasheh Mean, Evil Person
Rav Todot! Many Thanks!
Rebiniu Term of endearment for a Rabbi
Refuah Shleimah! [May you have] a Complete Recovery!
Regah One Moment
Rofeh HaCholim Healer of the Sick
Rosh Chodesh First of the Month
Sa'arah B'Kos Mayim Making a Big Deal Out of Nothing
Sarah Emanu Sarah Our Mother
Savlanut! Patience!
Selicha Pardon
Selach Li Excuse Me
Sfaradit Spanish
Sinit Chinese
Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalayim Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem
Sha'arei Tziyon Gates of Zion
Shabbat Goi [Shabbas Goy] A non-Jew doing work for Jews on the Sabbath
Shabbat Shalom uMevorach A Peaceful and Blessed Sabbath
Shabbat Shalom veShavua Tov! A Peaceful Shabbat and a Good Week!
Shalom Peace; Hello; Goodbye
Shalom uv'racha Peace and Blessing
Shalom uv'racha leYisrael Peace and Blessing to Israel
Shalosh Three
Shanah (Shanim) Year; Years
Shanah Tovah! Happy New Year!
Shavua Tov (Yiddish - Gut Vach) Good Week
Sheket! Quiet!
Shkoyach Way To Go!
Shlimazel Luckless Person; Incompetent Person; One who has perpetual bad luck
Shlomi' Tov I'm Fine
Shmi My Name is
Shmoneh Eight
Shesh Six
Shta'yim Two
Sheva Seven
Ta'amin Li! Believe [to] Me; [Just] Believe Me!
Tateleh Little Darling
Tehe Nishmatah Tzerurah Bitzror HaChayim May Her Soul be Bound in the Bond of Eternal Life
Tei-yerinkeh Sweetheart; Dearest
Tesha Nine
Timsor Lo Dash Transfer Regards to Him
Tishlach Lo Dash Mimeni Send Him My Regards
Tismoch Alai You Can Rely on Me
Titkasher' Elai! Call Me!
Tochnit Av Plan of the Father; Master Plan
Todah Thank You
Todah LaE-l! Thank G-d!
Todah Lailah Tov Thanks, Goodnight
Todah Rabbah Thank You Very Much
Todah veShalom Thank You and Goodbye
Tov Me'od, Todah Very Well, Thanks
Tov Todah Ok, Thank You
Tuchal La'azor Li? Can You Help Me?
Tut Mir Hano'eh It Gives Me Pleasure (can also be meant sarcastically)
Tzaharaim Tovim Good Afternoon (response upon departing)
Tzarfatit French
Tzar Li I'm Sorry
Tzetech leShalom veShuvech leShalom (masc.) Go in Peace and Return in Peace
Tzetcha leShalom veShuvcha leShalom (fem.) Go in Peace and Return in Peace
Tzimchoni Vegetarian
Tzom Kal May You Have an Easy Fast
Ulai' Perhaps
Vadai, beVadai! Of Course!
VeYitten Lecha [May G-d] Grant You
Ya'aleh veYavo May it Ascend and Arrive
Yachas Enoshi Benevolence; Thoughtfulness
Yasher Koach! May Your Strength Be Firm; May You Have Strength!
Yatziv Patgam True is the Word
Yehi Ratzon May It Be Your Will
Yehiyeh Asher Yehiyeh What Will Be Will Be; Come What May
Yeled (masc.) Yaldah (fem.) Child
Yerushalayim Shelanu Our Jerusalem
YESHA (acronym) Yehudah (territories of Judea) Shomrom (territories of Samaria) Azza (territories of Gaza)
Yihyeh Beseder It Will Be in Order; Everything Will be Ok; It Will All Work Out
Yitachen It Is Possible
Yom; Yamim Day; Days
Yom HaShabbat The Day of Shabbat; The Shabbat Day
Yom Huledet Birthday
Yom Huledet Same'ach! Happy Birthday!
Yom Tov A Good Day (applied to the Festivals)
Yoshev Al Hagader Straddling the Fence
Yoshev Al Sir HaBasar [He is] Living the Good Life
Yoter More
Zaide Grandfather
Zakain (masc.)  Zekainah (fem.) Old
Zechut Avot Merit of the Fathers
Zeh Chashuv It's Important
Zeh Hakol That's It
Zeh Klum! It's Nothing!
Zeh Lo Meshane It Doesn't Matter
Zeh Mah Sheyesh This is What There is; There is No More
Zeh Mean"yen It's Interesting
Zeh Mesukan It's Dangerous
Zei Mir Gezunt! Be Well!
Ziknei HaAm Elders of the People
Zot Omeret In Other Words