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Heblish Lesson: Day 3

Free Heblish Challenge – January 2010 – Training – Day 3:


Day 3… can you believe it?

It is rainy outside but you are sitting inside a warm place, ready for a real Hebrew lesson.

In our previous lesson we talked about “morning” and “good morning,” so when you get to your office you can say “boker tov everybody” and they might think that you had a bad dream… speaking of dreams, when it’s time to say “goodnight,” it is also a good idea to say “laila tov” to your family…

We have also learned how to thank someone by saying “toda,” and how to say “everything is beseder“, right?

Reminder: Upcoming Lessons 4, 5, and 6 are a “must,” foundational information. Please do not try to go on to future lessons without mastering these three important lessons (4, 5, 6).

Today we have a cool lesson, because we’re starting a conversation…

Today’s menu: Where, Hotel, Please, Toilet and Telephone

The word “where” is important, especially if you are a tourist.
In Hebrew we say “eifo“.
The “ei” in the beginning of the “eifo” sounds like the name of the letter “A”.


The most important word after “where” is “hotel”, because your hotel is your safe place at the moment…
Instead of “hotel” we say: malon (ma-lon).

Ok, we have “where” (eifo) and “hotel” (malon), so we can ask:
Where is the Hilton Hotel? And in Hebrew: Eifo malon Hilton?
Hooray, we just made our first sentence!


For “please” we have a long word, which is: bevakasha (be-va-ka-sha).
The “e” sounds like the “e” in the word “egg”.

Where is the Hilton Hotel, please?
Eifo malon Hilton, bevakasha?

More examples:
Can you give me a glass of water, bevakasha?
Will you bevakasha give me the newspaper?


For toilet you say “toilet,” “restroom,” or “bathroom” (or “W.C.” if you are in England).
In Hebrew we say: sherutim (she-ru-tim).
The “she” sounds like the “she” of “shell” or the “she” of “Sheldon”.

Where is the toilet, please?
Eifo THE sherutim, bevakasha?
We will discuss the definite article “The” later in January.


There is a Hebrew word for “telephone”, but most Israelis do not even know that word. The common word for “telephone” in Hebrew is… telephone.

Vintage bronze telephone

I know that you usually say “phone” instead of telephone, but in Israel you should say telephone.
I don’t think you need examples for this word… 😉

So far so good!

I hope you enjoyed the lesson.
The next lesson will be VERY important! I say very, because we are going to watch some short videos and learn something that will influence all of our future lessons!
Bevakasha don’t even think about missing our next lesson, beseder?

Lehitraot on Monday!