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Description: This lesson contains some basic greetings. There are approximately 10 vocabulary words and 5 phrases. This lesson has no prerequisite lessons, although the Aleph-Bet would be useful.

Vocabulary[edit | edit source]

Interjections[edit | edit source]

Adjectives[edit | edit source]

טוֹב — good (masculine, singular) tov
Can be used with appropriate time of day (morning, afternoon, evening, night) as a greeting.

Nouns[edit | edit source]

Phrases[edit | edit source]

See you (Lehitra-ot)
?מָה שְלוֹמְךָ
How are you? (to a man; Ma sh'lomkha)
?מָה שְלוֹמֵך
How are you? (to a woman; Ma sh'lomekh)
What is your name? (Ma Shimkha?) מה שמך?
My name is X. (Shmi hu X) שמי הוא X

לַיְלָה טוֹב -- good night

Use[edit | edit source]

Example Dialog[edit | edit source]

?מָה שְלוֹמְךָ
Translation: How are you (to a man)? Ok.

לילה טוֹב
?מָה שְלוֹמֵך
Translation: Hello. Good night. How are you (to a woman)? Good.

Exercises[edit | edit source]

Translate the following conversation into Hebrew:

"Hello!" "How are you?"(Translate to a man, then a woman.) "Good." "Goodbye, and good night." "Goodbye."

Related lessons[edit | edit source]

Hebrew/Basic 1

For a more advanced lesson on greetings, see Hebrew/Greetings2 (add there: I'm happy to/It's good to meet you. I'm fine. She is sick. )