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Jessi: Hello, and welcome to Hebrew Survival Phrases, brought to you by HebrewPod101.com. This course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to Israel. You'll be surprised at how far a little Hebrew will go. Now, before we jump in, remember to stop by HebrewPod101.com and there you'll find the accompanying PDF and additional info in the post. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment!
Hebrew Survival Phrases lesson 1 - Thank you in Hebrew
Avner: Hello! Shalom! My name is Avner. And I'd be your Hebrew teacher and culture guide throughout this introductory course.
Wherever your destination may be, manners are necessary! In this respect, Israel is no different. In our very first lesson, we'll be teaching you a simple phrase that is bound to come in handy throughout your trip to Israel. I can't stress this enough, a little a bit of language can go such a long way!
In Hebrew, "Thank you" is Toda. Let’s break it down by syllable, Toda. Now, let’s hear it one more time, Toda.
You can emphasize Toda by adding raba, which literally means, "very much." Let’s hear it again, raba.
Let’s break it down by syllable, raba. Now, let’s hear it one more time, raba.
You could say Toda raba, which would be equivalent to "Thank you very much" or "Thanks a lot." Toda raba. Let’s break it down by syllable, Toda raba. Now, let’s hear it once again, Toda raba.
In Hebrew, there are other ways to express one's gratitude. However, they are all variations using Toda, which is a noun and the subject Ani, which is a more formal "I thank you very much."
There will be occasions where you will really want to show your appreciation and politeness. During occasions such as these, you can use the subject Ani.
In Hebrew, there are different ways to say, "I thank you" depending on the gender of the speaker and the listener. If a man is speaking, "I thank you" is Ani mode lecha.
Ani mode lecha. Let’s break it down by syllable, Ani mode lecha. Now, let’s hear it one more time, Ani mode lecha.
If a woman is speaking, "I thank you" is Ani moda lach.
Ani mode lech. Let’s break it down by syllable, Ani mode lech. Now, let’s hear it one more time, Ani mode lech.
In both cases, we use the first word Ani "I" to make the phrase formal.
Ok, to close out today's lessons, we would like you to practice what you have just learned. I’ll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you’re responsible for shouting it out loud. You’ll have a few seconds before I give you the answer, so Behatzlacha! which means “Good luck!” in Hebrew.
"Thank you” - Toda
"Thank you very much" or "Thanks a lot" -
"I thank you" (male formal) - Ani mode lecha
"I thank you" (female speaker formal) - Ani moda lach
Jessi: Alright! That's going to do it for today. Remember to stop by HebrewPod101.com and pick up the accompanying PDF. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment!

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Hi HebrewPod101.com Listeners! Toda raba for joining us here at HebrewPod101.com! Why are you studying Hebrew? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Hi Vashti,


Thank you for studying with us!


We hope you can soon visit the country!👍


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Vashti
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Hello everyone! I am studying Hebrew because I like the way it sounds. I first heard it from a pastor at my church.


Maybe one day I’ll visit Isreal and by that time I’ll have a few words in my vocabulary.


I’m glad this course is available to help me learn.


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I’am studying hebrew because firstly it is the most beautiful language in the world. Secondly, I would like to visit Israel and I want to speak with Israelis people in their native language. And at last, may be I would like to know the language of my ancestors. Shalom

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Serge
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Hi,

Thank you for this course, it is very useful for a beginner like me.


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תודה על הקורס הזה.


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Hi Reagan and Arthur,


Thanks for commenting!


@Reagan - Thanks for the feedback! We hope you will continue to enjoy it and benefit from it!


@Arthur - actually, there is no typo here. "to you" (to a male) is "lecha", while "to you" (to a female) is "lach", as written above.


Happy to assist!

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😄Thank you or Toda raba

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