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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Hebrew Season 1, Lesson 2 - Greetings. In this lesson, you’ll learn what to say to someone when meeting and when parting ways in Hebrew.
Body
Eric: First we’ll learn how to say 'Hi!' in Hebrew.
Yaara: [Normal] שלום!(shalom!)
Eric: This expression has only one word meaning 'Hi'
Yaara: [Normal] שלום [Slow] שלום (shalom)
Eric: Listen again to the word meaning 'Hi!'
Yaara: [Slow] שלום! [Normal] שלום!
Eric: Ok, now let's take a look at the formal way to say 'Good afternoon.'
Yaara: [Normal] צהריים טובים.(tzohoraim tovim.)
Eric: First is a noun meaning 'early afternoon'
Yaara: [Normal] צהריים [Slow] צהריים (tzohoraim)
Eric: Last is the adjective meaning 'good'
Yaara: [Normal] טובים [Slow] טובים(tovim)
Eric: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Good afternoon.'
Yaara: [Slow] צהריים טובים. [Normal] צהריים טובים.
Eric: Next we have the way to say 'Goodbye.'
Yaara: [Normal] להתראות.(le'hitra'ot)
Eric: This expression has only one word meaning 'Goodbye'
Yaara: [Normal] להתראות [Slow] להתראות(le'hitra'ot)
Eric: Listen again to the word meaning 'Goodbye.'
Yaara: [Slow] להתראות. [Normal] להתראות.
Eric: Finally, here is an informal way to say 'Bye!'
Yaara: [Normal] ביי!(bai)
Eric: This expression has only one word meaning 'Bye'
Yaara: [Normal] ביי [Slow] ביי(bai)
Eric: Listen again to the informal word meaning 'Bye!'
Yaara: [Slow] ביי! [Normal] ביי!
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Yaara: In formal situations, Israeli people commonly greet each other by shaking hands. On the other hand, if we meet someone we’re very friendly with, we kiss each other on one cheek. Don’t be afraid to do it with your Israeli friends—it’s normal!

Outro

Eric: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Yaara: להתראות

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Did you already know any of these greetings?

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Wednesday at 07:00 AM
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Hi Samuel Santos,


Thanks for posting your question!


The word "noon" in Hebrew is written "צָהֳרַיִם" and should be pronounced "tsohorayim", but many people are used to say "tsaharayim", and this version is very common in spite of being in principle incorrect...


This is not rare in Hebrew that words are pronounced in different ways - this is part of the development of the language that still takes place nowadays.


I hope that helps :)


Beest,

Roi

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Samuel Santos
Tuesday at 07:33 AM
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Xálôm עִבֲרִית פּוֹד


In this lesson the Hebrew word

צָהֳרַיִם

is romanized as:

tzohoraim.

Why is this word not romanized as:

tzAhoraim

Is there a rule to do a right spelling of this צָ sound, as «o» and not as «a»? At least sometimes?

תוֹדָה רַבָּה

שּמואל מֵפורטוגל

(Walking the first steps... :)

HebrewPod101.com
Monday at 11:25 PM
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Hi Charly,


Thanks! 😄😄


Happy I could help 😎


Yours,

Roi

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Charly
Wednesday at 04:03 PM
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Hi Roi,

תודה

for your answer. Have fun and good luck in ESC


Charly

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Tuesday at 04:06 AM
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Hi Charly,


Thanks for posting your questions, I'll be happy to try to help out 👍😄


"early" afternoon is not a well defined time. Since צהרים (noon) is 12:00, and "אחר הצהריים" is afternoon (everything between noon to evening, but usually refers to the later hours), the "early afternoon" will probably be the first few hours after 12, I'd say from 12:00 to 14:00...


The word צהרים does use the plural form, but it has no singular in Hebrew. The same applies to another word you might know: חיים (life), מים (water) and others.


Keep up the good work, and please let me know if any further clarification about these issues is needed,

Roi

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Charly
Monday at 02:09 AM
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Hi,

can we go in some details?

What does mean "early" afternoon? Which time you can say צהריים טובים

2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm?


And another question: The words look like plural. Is it? If yes, does exist a singular form of צהריים?


Wish you a good time, Charly


HebrewPod101.com
Tuesday at 07:18 PM
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Hi Orsi,


Good evening back and thanks for commenting!


It's great that you know it all already! you seem to already have good Hebrew foundations 👍👍


Enjoy learning Hebrew, and let us know may you have any questions!


Yours,

Roi

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Orsi
Sunday at 03:00 AM
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!כן, אני יודעת הכל. ערב טוב מהונגריה

HebrewPod101.com
Sunday at 06:30 PM
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Hi Elizabeth,


Thank you for your message.


The voice recording tool is developed by Flash, and you need access to the site on your PC or Mac to enjoy the feature.


If you experience any other technical issues, please send us an email at contactus@HebrewPod101.com


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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Elizabeth
Sunday at 06:55 PM
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please i cant get my recorder to reord my voice.,..,Please help thank you