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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 37 - Hotel 1—Check-In
In today’s lesson, we'll help you check-in! In Israel, there are hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, and Tzimer. These are "luxury units" located in the most beautiful areas of the country such as Rmat hagolan, Hacarmel, Yerushalim, and many other Israeli areas. But let's not waste time. Let's jump right into today’s lesson!
In Israel, when you get to a hotel and you want to check-in, you can use two possible phrases. If you have already booked the room and you want to say, "I have a reservation" in Hebrew it is Yesh li hazmana lecheder. Let’s break it down by syllable, Yesh li hazmana lecheder. Now, let’s hear it again, Yesh li hazmana lecheder. The first word Yesh means, "do you have." Next, we have the word Li ("to me").Then we have the word Hazmana, which means, "close, book." Last, we have the word Lecheder, as you might have guessed, means "room." So all together, we have Yesh li hazmana lecheder. This means, "I have a reservation."
If you have not booked the room yet, the phrase "Do you have a room for today?" in Hebrew is Yesh lachem cheder lehayom? Let’s break it down by syllable and hear it one more time, Yesh lachem cheder lehayom? The first word Yesh means, "do you have." Let’s break them down by syllable, Yesh. Now, let’s hear it again, Yesh. Then we have Lachem ("you," plural), which we have seen before. Next, we have Cheder ("room"). Let’s break it down by syllable and hear it one more time, Cheder. Last, we have the word Lehayom, which in English means "for today." So all together, we have Yesh lachem cheder lehayom? This literally means, "Do you have a room for today?"
Afterward, they will most likely ask you, "Your name please." In Hebrew, this is Ma hashem bevakasha? Let’s break it down by syllable and hear it one more time, Ma hashem bevakasha? The first word Ma is "what," which we have already learned in previous lessons. Let’s break it once again, Ma. Then you have Hashem, which is "the name." Last, is the word Bevakasha, which we have seen many times, means, "please." Let’s break it down and hear it once more, Bevakasha. So let’s use entire phrase now, Ma hashem bevakasha? This literally means, "Your name please."
They may also ask you, "Please spell it for me?" In Hebrew, this is Bevakasha te'ayet li et ze. Let’s break it down by syllable and hear it one more time, Bevakasha te'ayet li et ze. The first word Bevakasha means, "please." Then we have Te'ayet, which is the verb meaning, "to spell." Next, we have the word Li, which in English means "for me." Finally, we have the words Et ze meaning, "this." Bevakasha te'ayet li et ze.
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.
“I have a reservation.” - Yesh li hazmana lecheder.
“Do you have a room for today?” - Yesh lachem cheder lehayom?
“Your name please.” - Ma hashem bevakasha?
“Please spell it for me.” - Bevakasha te'ayet li et ze.
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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Are you going to stay in a hotel on your trip?

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Hi Shelley Lynn,


Glad to be of help!


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Yaara

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Shelley Lynn
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Thanks again,Yaara.

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Hi Shelley Lynn,


Yes, ביניהם is a combination of two words: בין (between) and הם (them/they).

Keep up the good work!


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Yaara

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Shelley Lynn
Saturday at 10:59 AM
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Thanks Yaara, I like the contraction used for between them. Is it a combination of the two words that I used? I also forgot the "What"

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Hi Shelley Lynn,


Thank you for posting, good job!


Yes, I made a reservation - כן, עשיתי הזמנה

How much does it cost? - ?כמה זה עולה

How much does a zemer cost? - ?כמה צימר עולה

What's the difference? - ?מה ההבדל ביניהם


ביניהם = between them


Keep up the good work!


Yaara

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Shelley Lynn
Sunday at 03:00 AM
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כן אשיתי הזמנה. כמה זה עולה? כמה זמר עולה ההבדיל בין אותחם Yes, I made a reservation. How much does it cost? How much does a zemer cost? What's the differences?