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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!
Survival Phrases lesson 30 - Is There A Store Near Here?
In the previous lesson, we covered how to ask to get something. In this lesson, we'll introduce you to another useful phrase for asking the place where you can find what you are looking for. Today’s phrase is, "Is there a (place) near here?" First, we need a place. Let's use the word Doar, which means "Post office." Let’s break it down by syllable, Doar. Now, Let’s hear it once again, Doar.
In Hebrew, "Is there a post office near here?" is Yesh po doar basviva? Let’s break it down by syllable, Yesh po doar basviva? Now, Let’s hear it once again, Yesh po doar basviva?
The first word Yesh means, "There is." Let’s break it down and hear it one more time, Yesh. This is followed by the adverb Po, which means, "here" in English. Next, we have the object Doar, which means, "post office," and lastly, Basviva "near here". Let’s hear it one more time, Yesh po doar basviva? This literally means, "Is there a post office near here?" Yesh po doar basviva?
To ask for a different place, we can just replace the word Doar with any other word and the phrase works just fine. Let's imagine you need to withdraw some money from your bank account. In Hebrew, "Is there an ATM near here?" is Yesh po kaspomat basviva? The only thing that changes is the thing you are looking for, in this case Kaspomat, which is "ATM" in English. Let’s use entire phrase one more time, Yesh po kaspomat basviva?
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.
“Is there a post office near here?” - Yesh po doar basviva?
“Is there an ATM near here?” - Yesh po kaspomat basviva?
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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Did you ever get lost in Israel?

Shelley
Wednesday at 11:31 AM
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Dear team, under your quick tips, you mention that the post office is closed from 12:30-16:00. What times is that on a normal clock? Is 12:30 half past noon and 16:00 four hours later maybe 4 oclock? It would be lovely to have the time in a format that we understand. Thank you.

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Wednesday at 11:11 PM
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Hi Shelley Lynn,


It's great that you're creating your own sentences and correcting them, this is the best way to learn what sounds more natural in Hebrew. Keep up the good work!


Sincerely,

Yaara

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Shelley Lynn
Saturday at 10:25 AM
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Thank you Yaara. I appreciate your encouragement. Your second sentence must be more natural in Hebrew than the words I chose. In other words, it must be more common to use "of" instead of "for". I enjoyed learning a new word that was not in the lesson-"hasmall". Thanks again.

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Wednesday at 04:06 PM
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Shalom Shelley Lynn,


Great job!

Excuse me, you live near here? ?סליחה, את גרה פה בסביבה

Where is the red logo for the post office found? ?איפה נמצא הסמל האדום של הדואר

Excuse me, Is there a supermarket here near the post office? ?סליחה, יש פה סופרמרקט קרוב לדואר

The word סמל - semel - means symbol, but can be used for "logo" as well.


Happy Hebrew learning!


Yaara

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Shelley Lynn
Friday at 09:17 PM
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סליחה את גרה פה בסביבה Excuse me, you live near here? Where is the red logo for the post office found? Excuse me, Is there a supermarket here near the post office?

איפה נמצה הלוגו אדום לדואר

סליחה יש פה סופרמרקט קרוב לדואר

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Tuesday at 10:39 AM
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Shalom Pedro,


Thank you for your comment and greetings on becoming a premium member!

The premium membership allows you access to various additional resources and I am quite sure you will enjoy it at your current Hebrew level.

To your question, yes it is likely that you will hear also my voice. :smile:


Thank you very much and happy new year to you too,

!שנה טובה


Lenny

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Pedro
Wednesday at 12:27 PM
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Shalom Lenny


Thank you for response and your help in correcting my Hebrew mistakes. I really appreciate it. I recently signed up for the Premium special sale and i am very happy with it since i also get access to podcast in audio and video. That is also very helpful.

זה אפשר אני שומע הקול שלך בפדכסט?


Wish you and yours a Happy New Year,

שנה טובה

פדרו

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Sunday at 07:19 PM
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Shalom Pedro,


Thank you for posting.

Yes, that"s correct! דואר in Hebrew means also post office and also mail.


Happy Hebrew learning!


Lenny

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Tuesday at 08:06 PM
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שלום חברים שלי

מה זה אומר דואר?

post office and mail?


תודה עזור שלכם

חג שמח

פדרו


Peace my friends

what does doar mean?

Post Office and mail?


The audio lesson says post office but the flash card says mail. Is it both?

Thank you for your help.


Pedro