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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 48 - Help!
We hope that in today's lesson we'll introduce you to some phrases that you won't have to use. While the threat of physical violence is not prevalent, when traveling to Israel, you should always be careful. In addition, this phrase is not limited to threatening situations, but you can also use it in the unfortunate event that you or someone around you is in need of immediate assistance. In this lesson, we will learn how to call for help.
Even if everyone wishes nothing bad or dangerous happens while on holiday in Israel, it's better if you know some important useful phrases to use in case of emergency.
In Hebrew, "Help!" is !הַצִּילוּ, Hatsilu! Let's break it down by syllable, !הַצִּילוּ, Hatsilu! Now, let's hear it again, !הַצִּילוּ, Hatsilu! Literally, this means "Help."
There is another way to call for help and it's תַּעַזְרוּ לִי, Ta'azru li! Let's break down these words and hear them once again, תַּעַזְרוּ לִי, Ta'azru li! Literally, this means "Help me!"
If you need to call the police, shout !מִשְׁטָרָה, Mishtara! Let's break it down by syllable and hear it one more time, !מִשְׁטָרָה, Mishtara! Literally, this means "Police!"
The phone number of the police in Israel is 100. You can easily call it from a public phone or a cell phone. Make sure to rent a mobile phone when you're in Israel, otherwise make sure that in an emergency you know how to ask for a public phone.
Ok, to close out today's lesson, 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 !בְּהַצְלָחָה, Behatzlacha! which means "Good luck!" in Hebrew.
"Help!" - !הַצִּילוּ, Hatsilu!
"Help me!" - תַּעַזְרוּ לִי, Ta'azru li!
"Police!" - !מִשְׁטָרָה, Mishtara!
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!