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Hi, everybody! This is Idit from HebrewPod101.com.
Do you know how to say “thank you” in Hebrew? In this lesson, you'll learn three different ways to say "thank you" and how to respond.
Let’s start with the easiest one.
Toda.
[slowly] Toda.
It means “thank you.”
If you want to show your sincere appreciation for something, say this phrase.
Toda raba.
[slowly] Toda raba.
The word Raba means "a lot." So Toda raba means "Thank you very much."
It expresses a deeper appreciation for some personal kindness.
What if you want to address the recipient when saying "Thank you?" Here's the way to say it.
Toda raba lah.
[slowly] Toda raba lah.
When addressing to a woman, simply add the word lah. To a man, say Toda raba leha.
lah and leha means "to you," so it literally means "thanks to you."
Now you know 3 different ways to say "thank you" in Hebrew! But how do you respond if someone thanks you?
If someone says "thank you" in Hebrew, simply say Bevakasha. It means "you're welcome."
Let's wrap up this lesson by recapping what we've learned. Listen to the expressions and repeat after me.
“Thank you."
Toda.
*beep
Toda.
"Thank you so much."
Toda raba.
*beep
Toda raba.
The polite way to say "thank you" to a woman.
Toda raba lah.
*beep
Toda raba lah.
And to respond, just say:
Bevakasha.
*beep
Bevakasha.
Well done! [pause]
If you’re not sure about which one to say, just say Toda. This can be used with anyone, anywhere, and at any time!
You just learned three different ways to say “thank you” and how to respond in Hebrew.
And, if you really want to become fluent and speak Hebrew from the very first lesson, go to HebrewPod101.com.
I’ll see you next time. Toda raba!

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Wednesday at 06:43 PM
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Hi Edward Hortsch and Shelley,


Thanks for commenting!


@Edward: I'm not sure what you mean exactly with "use it in good health", I'm not familiar with this phrase... I guess you could simply say "לבריאות" (to health) - this is a common saying in Hebrew, or "שיהיה לך לבריאות", however I'm not sure these phrases convey the exact same meaning.


Happy to help 😄


Yours,

Roi

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Edward Hortsch
Friday at 07:59 AM
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How would you say "use it in good health"?