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Ways to Reject an Invitation

אפשרויות לדחיית הזמנה
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I'm out.
אני בחוץ. אני בחוץ.
ani bahutz
.אֲנִי בַּחוּץ
I'm out.
Sorry, I already have plans.
סליחה, יש לי כבר תוכניות. סליחה, יש לי כבר תוכניות.
sliha, yesh li kvar tohniyot.
סְלִיחָה, יֵשׁ לִי כְּבָר תָּכְנִיּוֹת.
Sorry, I already have plans.
I'm staying home today.
אני נשארת היום בבית. אני נשארת היום בבית.
ani nisheret ayom babait
אֲנִי נִשְׁאַרְתָּ הַיּוֹם בַּבַּיִת.
I'm staying home today.
Thanks, but I'm gonna sit this one out.
תודה, אבל אני לא אשתתף הפעם. תודה, אבל אני לא אשתתף הפעם.
toda, aval ani lo eshtatef apaam.
תּוֹדֶה, אֲבָל אֲנִי לֹא אֶשְׁתַּתֵּף הַפַּעַם.
Thanks, but I'm gonna sit this one out.
Apologies, but I will be unable to attend.
מתנצל, אבל אני לא יוכל להשתתף. מתנצל, אבל אני לא יוכל להשתתף.
mitnatzel, aval ani lo yuhal le-eeshtatef
מִתְנַצֵּל, אֲבָל אֲנִי לֹא יוּכַל לְהִשְׁתַּתֵּף.
Apologies, but I will be unable to attend.
I'm terribly sorry, but I have another appointment.
אני נורא מצטער, אבל יש לי עוד פגישה. אני נורא מצטער, אבל יש לי עוד פגישה.
ani nora mitzaer, aval yesh li od pgisha.
אֲנִי נוֹרָא מִצְטַעֵר, אֲבָל יֵשׁ לִי עוֹד פְּגִישָׁה.
I'm terribly sorry, but I have another appointment.
Thanks, but I'm really tired.
תודה, אבל אני באמת עייפה. תודה, אבל אני באמת עייפה.
toda, aval ani be-emet ayefa.
תּוֹדָה, אֲבָל אֲנִי בֶּאֱמֶת עֲיֵפָה.
Thanks, but I'm really tired.
Sorry, I will be out of town at that time.
מצטער, אני אהיה מחוץ לעיר באותו הזמן. מצטער, אני אהיה מחוץ לעיר באותו הזמן.
mitztaer, ani e-eyae mihutz la-eir b-oto azman.
מִצְטַעֵר, אֲנִי אֶהְיֶה מִחוּץ לָעִיר בְּאוֹתוֹ הַזְּמַן.
Sorry, I will be out of town at that time.
I wish I could, but it’s just not going to work this time.
הלוואי שיכולתי, אבל זה לא הולך להסתדר הפעם. הלוואי שיכולתי, אבל זה לא הולך להסתדר הפעם.
alevay shyaholti, aval ze lo oleh le-eistader apaam.
הַלְוַאי שֶׁיְּכָלְתִּי, אֲבָל זֶה לֹא הוֹלֵךְ לְהִסְתַּדֵּר הַפַּעַם.
I wish I could, but it’s just not going to work this time.
Let me think about it, and I’ll get back to you.
תן לי לחשוב על זה, ואני אחזור אליך. תן לי לחשוב על זה, ואני אחזור אליך.
ten li lahshov al ze, ve-ani ahzor eleiha.
תֵּן לִי לֶחָשׁוּב עַל זֶה, וַאֲנִי אֶחֱזֹר אֵלֶיךָ.
Let me think about it, and I’ll get back to you.
None of those dates work for me, but I would love to see you another time.
אף אחד מהתאריכים האלה לא מתאים לי, אבל אני אשמח לראות אותך בפעם אחרת. אף אחד מהתאריכים האלה לא מתאים לי, אבל אני אשמח לראות אותך בפעם אחרת.
af ehad me-atarihim a-ele lo mateem li, aval ani esmah lirot otha be-paam aheret.
אַף אֶחָד מֵהַתַּאֲרִיכִים הָאֵלֶּה לֹא מַתְאִים לִי, אֲבָל אֲנִי אֶשְׂמַח לִרְאוֹת אוֹתָךְ בְּפַעַם אַחֶרֶת.
None of those dates work for me, but I would love to see you another time.
I promised my family I would stay at home this time.
הבטחתי למשפחתי שאשאר בבית הפעם. הבטחתי למשפחתי שאשאר בבית הפעם.
evtahti le-mishpahti she-eshar ba-bait a-paam.
הִבְטַחְתִּי לַמִּשְׁפַּחְתִּי שֶׁאֶשָּׁאֵר בְּבֵית הַפַּעַם.
I promised my family I would stay at home this time.
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James
Sunday at 2:23 am
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These lists are helping me so much. Thank you!

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HebrewPod101.com
Thursday at 4:02 am
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Hi Staci,


Thanks for posting and pointing out these issues.


You are correct. In the 1st example, the speaker is saying "אני לא בא" - "Ani lo ba" (literaly: I'm not coming) instead of the written text.

In the 1st example, the speaker is saying "...אני מצטער" - "Ani mits'taer"... (Another way to say "I'm sorry") instead of the written text "סליחה" (sorry).


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Staci
Sunday at 8:00 am
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The second example on my audio doesn't match either....

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Staci
Sunday at 7:58 am
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The first example says "ani lobah" in the audio and "ani bahutz" in the text. Which is correct???

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HebrewPod101.com
Thursday at 3:51 am
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Hi hilda,


Thanks for commenting.


Good catch! You are correct, this is a phenomenon that one can often hear. I personally believe that the language sounds beter when the ה is properly pronounced, but I guess that when one speaks fast it can easily go missing... 😄


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hilda
Tuesday at 3:06 am
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Very good expressions. I hear that the H gets dropped. eg. allevai, (not hallevai), leestader apaam (not lhistader hapaam). I have noticed that many Israelis drop the H and wondered why. It seems that is the style today.

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HebrewPod101.com
Monday at 10:26 pm
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Hi Samy H,


Thanks for posting.


I don't see any problem with pics 1&2, would you please elaborate on why you find them unsuitable?


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Samy H
Thursday at 8:21 am
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Hello, I'm sorry but the first and the second pictures are fault.



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HebrewPod101.com
Monday at 8:25 pm
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Hi Audrey Griffith,

@Jo Alex SG

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@Frank Peter Carpi


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Frank Peter Carpi
Monday at 11:42 am
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I have to agree with Jo Alex because of the points made are exactly what I was having a hard time getting through some of the phrases due to one printed version (סליחה) instead of what they were actually saying. Thanks for the explanation Jo Alex