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Shalom, ani Yana. Hi everybody! I’m Yana.
Welcome to HebrewPod101.com’s “Ivrit be-shalosh dakot”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Hebrew.
In the last lesson, we learned how to talk about your plans. In this lesson, we are going to
learn how to talk about your nationality.
When you meet a new person in Israel, they might ask you Me-eifo at? Or, Me-eifo ata? Which is literal to "Where are you from?"
Do you remember what At and Ata mean?
Me- eifo is “where from” and the additional pronoun refers to the person, either man or woman.
[slowly] Me-eifo at?
[slowly] Me-eifo ata?
Answering this question is very easy! You just say Ani, then mi- and then your country.
For example: Ani mi- America.
[slowly] Ani mi- America.
It’s literal meaning is “I am from America”.
Just replace “America” with your own country.
"I am from Germany" is Ani mi-Germania.
"I am from Italy” is Ani mi-Italia .
"I am from Brazil" is Ani mi-Brazil.
This phrase can be used both by male and female speakers, so it’s easy!
To return the question you can simply say Ve- at? Or Ve-ata? which is "And you?" Again, this depends on the gender of who you are asking. If you are talking to a man you would say Ve- ata? and for women it is Ve-at?
Now it’s time for Yana’s tips.
Since Israel is relatively new country with many immigrants, there are many nationalities. So don’t hesitate to ask people around where they are originally from! It is a good way to start a conversation as well!
In this lesson we learned how to talk about nationalities.
Next time we’ll talk about locations. By the way, do you know how to ask someone where they are in Hebrew? I'll be waiting for you with the answer in the next Ivrit be-shalosh dakot.
Lehitraot !!