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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 33 - Can I Take Your Picture?
How many times have you been on one of your trips with your camera, trying to immortalize particular moments? In Israel, it can happen so often that not only a landscape can arouse your curiosity, but also many people! That's why today, we will cover some phrases related to the one we saw in the previous lesson.
Now, you would like to ask for permission, "Can I take your picture?" In Hebrew, when asking a man, this is Ani yachol letzalem otcha? The first word Ani means, "I." Yachol, which in Hebrew is for "can," follows next. The verb Letzalem means, "to take a picture," and last is the word Otcha, which in English means, "you." So to recap here, we have Ani yachol letzalem otcha? Literally, this means, "Can I take a picture of you?"
When asking a woman, "Can I take your picture?" this is Ani yechola letzalem otach? The first word Ani means, "I." Yechola, which in Hebrew is for "can," follows next. The verb Letzalem means, "to take a picture," and last is the word Otach, which in English means, "you." So to recap here, we have Ani yechola letzalem otach? This means, "Can I take a picture of you?"
What if you are in a museum, an art gallery, or a shop and you want to try to ask, "Can I take a picture here?" In Hebrew, this is Mutar letzalem po? The first word Mutar, which we learned in a previous lesson, means, "allowed." Let’s break it down by syllable, Mutar. It is followed by Letzalem "to take a picture," which now you know very well. Last, you have Po "here." All together, we have Mutar letzalem po?
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.
“Can I take your picture?”(male speaker to female listener) - Ani yachol letzalem otcha?
“Can I take your picture?”(female speaker to male listener) - Ani yechola letzalem otach?
“Can I take a picture here?” - Mutar letzalem po?
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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How many pictures do you think you're going to take on your trip to Israel?

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Thursday at 09:22 PM
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Hi ClauLin,


Thank you for posting. We have checked, but the writing test seems working fine. Can you tell us which were the words marked as wrong?

Regarding your question - yes, you can definitely ask "?אפשר לצלם כאן"!

Keep up the good work!


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Yaara

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ClauLin
Tuesday at 12:51 AM
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Hi team,


In the writting test of this lesson and the previous one even when writting the right answers it marks some of them as wrong.


זה בסדר להגיד גם ככה?: (Is it also ok to say like this?:)

"אפשר לצלם כאן?"

תודה רבה,

קלאודיה

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Friday at 12:23 PM
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Pedro
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שַלום חבֶרים


בדרך אל‍ף

לבתך הרבה


תודה

פדרו


PS Had same problems as prior lesson, in addition the add to word bank button does not work.