There are two common Hebrew phrases that mean good night: ma nishma mh nSHm and ma nishma l’ishma. Both are used to wish someone a good evening and are very common in everyday conversations. In addition, they are very common in the Jewish community, which makes learning them all the more important. These two phrases also help you express good feelings to the people you love and care about. The most commonly used Hebrew phrase for saying good night is erev tov. It is a greeting that is appropriate to say after the sun has set. This greeting is often used to greet strangers, old people, and co-workers. Many people will respond with erev tov, shalom, or both. If you’re not sure how to say these phrases, don’t be embarrassed to practice them. The first Hebrew word for good night is lilah tov. which is pronounced like cha-loh-moht-pahz. Learn grammar’s free service instantly translates words and phrases to the correct form. You can also use the service to look up common Hebrew phrases, including good night. This way, you can learn the proper pronunciation of words, so you can say them with confidence. Another popular Hebrew greeting is shalom aleikhem. It is similar to the Arabic “salaam alaikum” and means “peace be upon you.” The words are similar and both have different sounds. However, the last syllable of the Hebrew phrase is stressed. This is because it is not a formal greeting. Instead, it is a way to show respect and gratitude. The next Hebrew phrase for goodnight is lehitra’ot. It is an unconjugated reflexive verb that means “to see one another.” While it sounds a little clunky and isn’t very common in the modern world, it is perfectly acceptable to say goodnight in Hebrew. You can also say goodbye in the morning with lehitra’ot. If you are in a hurry to leave a meeting, a “good night” in Hebrew will help you feel better about it. A good night in Hebrew is an expression of happiness, but it is not just reserved for morning and evening interactions. It can be used to say goodnight to anyone in any situation, from parting to greeting a friend. A few words of the day may even be appropriate to use at the end of a conversation with a loved one. If you are worried about making your friends or relatives feel uncomfortable, a simple “shalom” can be a great way to make them feel at ease. If you’re looking to learn more about Hebrew words, start with the Hebrew word for “good night.” Unlike the English equivalent, tovim is a plural. The word for “good night” is tovim. A simple way to translate it to Thai is to say “goodnight” out loud. This phrase is more informal and is generally used to wish a goodnight to someone you’re talking to. The Hebrew word for “good night” is tovim. It’s also a common way to say “good morning” in Hebrew. The plural is tovym, while the word for “good afternoon” is tovima. The latter is used in the morning. Byyma is a form of TZO. In addition, the plural of tovim is tov. So, good night in Hebrew is an acronym of a well-known phrase that’s not difficult to say. The Hebrew word for “good night” is lehitraot. It can be translated to mean “good morning” or “good night,” and is used in a variety of situations. ‘Good night’ is used in a formal setting. It is also said in an informal context, such as at home. It can also be a parting greeting, a way to say goodbye, or a welcome home. When you want to say good night, you can use a variation of shalom tov in different situations. In Israeli culture, the word “shalom” is used to greet friends and relatives. Both Hebrew phrases are acceptable to use in casual situations. In contrast to the word “shalom,” shalom means “good day.” For a good night, a shavua means the opposite. Hebrew | © Natashilo/Shutterstock Hebrew | © Natashilo/Shutterstock Knowing a few key phrases in the local language can go a long way in terms of experiencing life like a native. And though almost all Israelis can and will speak English, here are the most essential Hebrew terms you need to know to make the most of your time in Israel. Did you know you can now travel with Culture Trip? Book now and join one of our premium small-group tours to discover the world like never before. Though a charged word, shalom (shah-LOHM), which also stands for peace, is actually among the most common in the language, and can mean both hello and goodbye. The word “bye” is also used in Hebrew, but if you really want to make an impression try: Shalom ve lehitra’ot (leh-hit-rah-‘OHT) — goodbye and see you later. Writing ‘Hello’ in Hebrew | © ChameleonsEye/Shutterstock Israelis are big on greetings, and a “good morning” — or boker tov (BOH-ker TOHV) — can go a long way. At night, laylah tov (LIGH-lah TOHV) is goodnight. To say thanks, a simple toda (toh-DAH) will do. To ask for something you can use bevakashah (be-vah-kuh-SHAH) as please, which also serves as your go-to word “welcome”. For excuse me or sorry, sliha (slee-KHAH) serves as both, much like in English. A common greeting that is also a useful phrase is “what’s going on” or “what’s new??” in Hebrew: mah koreh (mah kor-EH), literally “what is happening?” Mah nishma (mah nish-MAH) is a good alternative, literally “what do you hear”, the phrase is used to ask “what’s new?” If you really want to impress, go for the shortened slang version: Mah nish’? I’m sorry, can you say that again? Or in Hebrew: Lo hevanti (loh he-van-TI), literally “I didn’t understand”. Thinking of a visit to Israel? Join our premium seven-day trip and explore the country with the help of our Local Insider – highlights include visits to Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and Tel Aviv. If you want to affirm that you understand or agree, then like in English, “totally” — or legamry (le-GHAM-rey) — is the cool way to go. A good alternative is the Hebrew word for “really” — mamash (MA-MA-sh) — which also serves as slang for an affirmative. This is a bit tricky because the phrasing depends on whether you are addressing a man, a woman, or a group including both. For the masculine, say: Ata medaber anglit? (AH-TA meh-DA-ber an-GLEE-teh). For the feminine: At medaberet anglit? (at meh-DA-ber-et an-GLEE-teh). And for a group: Atem medabrim anglit? (AH-tehm meh-DA-brim an-GLEE-teh). The key word here is English – “anglit” (an-GLEE-teh). Flash cards in Hebrew | © Eiko Tsuchiya/Shutterstock At times the most important of questions, here’s how you say “where’s the restroom?” in Hebrew: Eyfo ha’sherutim? (Ay-FOH HA-che-ruh-tim). Asking locals for recommendations will almost always lead to good surprises, especially in Israel were people love being asked their opinions on just about everything. Ma tov can (MAH tov CUN) is a great way to ask “what’s good here?” as in: what dish do you recommend at this restaurant? Or you can ask for general recommendations about what’s good to eat here in the area: ma ta’im can baezor (MAH TA-eem CUN BA-es-OHR). Tel Aviv Mashya’s buffet | Guy Yechiely ©, courtesy of Mashya Hummus, falafel, sabach… if you want “one serving, please” say: Mana ahat bevakasha (MAH-NA EH-hut BE-VA-KAH-SHAH). What’s more classic than a cold local Goldstar beer with some Israeli friends at night? Topping it off like the locals with a “chaser” – a Hebrewized word denoting a small shot of hard liquor, anything from whiskey to local arak, that “chases” your beer. So be a true Tel Avivi and order a “half a liter of goldstar and a chaser, please”: Hetzi Goldstar ve chaser bevakasha — the key words here are “HE-tsi” (or half, as in half a liter of beer) and BE-VA-KAH-SHAH (please).

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