Hebrew/To and From

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Lesson 3[edit]

Vocabulary[edit]

English     =        Hebrew

Question words

Where (is)?       =        Eifo?  ?איפה

Where to?         =        Le'an?  ?לאן

Where from?       =        Me'ayin?  ?מאין*

Particles

The              =         Ha...   ...ה
(definite article) Prefixes to the word it is modifying

And              =         Ve...   ...ו
Prefixes to the word it is modifying 

To               =         Le...   ...ל
Prefixes to the word it is modifying

From             =         Mi...   ...מ
Prefixes to the word it is modifying

In               =         Be...   ...ב
Prefixes to the word it is modifying

That             =         She...  ...ש
Prefixes to the first word in the clause it is modifying

Nouns

restaurant       =        Mis'ada מסעדה

hotel            =        Malon מלון

restroom         =        Sherutim שרותים (literally means "services")

street           =        Rehov  רחוב

England          =        Angliya  אנגליה

Germany          =        Germanya  גרמניה

Israel           =        Yisrael  ישראל

Australia        =        Ostraliya אוסטרליה

United States    =        Artsot ha-brit  ארצות הברית

U.S.A.           =        (written abbreviation)  ארה"ב (Pronounced Arhav - Though seldom used in speech)

Footnote[edit]

  • Although Me'ain (where from) is taught in a lot of textbooks, it is rarely used in daily speech. instead, the word used is Me'eifo (מאיפה).

Usage[edit]

Exercises[edit]

How would you say the following in Hebrew?

  1. Where are you from?
  2. Where is the restaurant?
  3. How are you? (Review from lesson 1.)
  4. Where is a restroom? (This is useful and important question for travelers. Note: The English word "a" is not translated, so the question translates word for word as "Where is restroom?")


Use the word 'Eifo' (אֵיפֹה) for "where is":

Eifo hashirutim? "Where is the restroom?" איפה השרותים?‏

Eifo hamisadah? "Where is the restaurant?" איפה המסעדה?‏

Eifo hamalon? "Where is the hotel?" איפה המלון?‏

Eifo r'chov ben-y'hudah? "Where is Ben-Yehuda street?" איפה רחוב בּן-יהודה?‏

Eifo y'rushalayim? "Where is Jerusalem?" איפה ירושלים?‏

Related lessons[edit]

Places Level 1B