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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 51 - Explaining Allergies
In today’s lesson, we'll cover a phrase that will be essential for those of you who are allergic to something. Letting other people know about your allergy is vital to a fun and healthy trip. In today’s phrase, we'll go over "I'm allergic to something."
To start, we'll need something that we're allergic to. In some cases, allergies to peanuts can be extremely dangerous, so let's start from there.
In Hebrew, for a man, "I am allergic to peanuts" is Ani elergi lebotnim. Let’s break it down by syllable, Ani elergi lebotnim. Now, let’s hear it once again, Ani elergi lebotnim. The first word Ani means, "I." Let’s break down this word and hear it one more time, Ani. Elergi, which in English is "allergic," follows this. To recap here, we have Ani elergi. Literally, this means, "I am allergic." Let's look at the last word Lebotnim, which means, "to peanuts." Let’s break this word down and hear it once again, Lebotnim. Now let's see the entire sentence together one more time, Ani elergi lebotnim. Literally, this means, "I am allergic to peanuts."
For a woman, "I am allergic to peanuts" is Ani elergit lebotnim. Let’s break it down by syllable, Ani elergit lebotnim. Now, let’s hear it once again, Ani elergit lebotnim. The first word Ani means, "I." Let’s break down this word and hear it one more time, Ani. Elergit, which in English is "allergic," follows this. To recap here, we have Ani elergit. Literally, this means, "I am allergic." Let's look at the last word Lebotnim, which means, "to peanuts." Let’s break this word down and hear it once again, Lebotnim. Now let's see the entire sentence together one more time, Ani elergit lebotnim. Literally, this means, "I am allergic to peanuts."
Please note, that in Hebrew we attach prepositions to their nouns. Thus, we have the preposition Le "to" to the noun Botnim "peanuts."
Now let's go over some other common allergies. Let's try shrimp. The Hebrew word for shrimp is Shrimps. Therefore, for a man speaker, "I am allergic to shrimp" is Ani elergi leshrimps. Let’s break it down by syllable, Ani elergi leshrimps. Now, let’s hear it once again, Ani elergi leshrimps.
For a women speaker, "I am allergic to shrimps" is Ani elergit leshrimps. Let’s break it down by syllable, Ani elergit leshrimps. Now, let’s hear it once again, Ani elergit leshrimps.
Pleasenote, that the only thing that changes here is Leshrimps in place of Lebotnim, while the rest is the same.
Let's try with eggs, which in Hebrew are Beitzim. "I am allergic to eggs" for a man speaker is Ani elergi lebeitzim.
For a woman speaker, this is Ani elergit lebeitzim.
Let's try with milk, which in Hebrew is Chalav."I am allergic to milk" for a man speaker is Ani elergi lechalav.
For a woman speaker, this is Ani elergit lechalav.
In case you have to go to the doctor or to the hospital during your trip to Israel, you might be asked about your conditions. If you have allergies, make sure to get the right treatment.
In Hebrew, "Do you have any allergies?" for a man listener is Yesh lecha alergyot lemashehu? Let’s break it down by syllable, Yesh lecha alergyot lemashehu? Now, let’s hear it again, Yesh lecha alergyot lemashehu? The first word Yesh means, "have." Then you have Lecha, which in English is "to you." Alergyot, which means "allergies," follows next. Last, we have the word Lemashehu, which in English means "to something." All together, we have Yesh lecha alergyot lemashehu? This literally means, "Do you have any allergy?"
For a women listener, "Do you have any allergies?" is Yesh lach alergyot lemashehu? Let’s break it down by syllable, Yesh lach alergyot lemashehu? Now, let’s hear it again, Yesh lach alergyot lemashehu? The first word Yesh means, "have." Then you have Lach, which in English is "to you." Alergyot, which means "allergies," follows next. Last, we have the word Lemashehu, which in English means "to something." All together, we have Yesh lach alergyot lemashehu? This literally means, "Do you have any allergy?"
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 am allergic to peanuts.”(male speaker) - Ani elergi lebotnim.
“I am allergic to peanuts.”(female speaker) - Ani elergit lebotnim.
“I am allergic to eggs.”(male speaker) - Ani elergi lebeitzim.
“I am allergic to eggs.”(female speaker) - Ani elergit lebeitzim.
“I am allergic to milk.”(male speaker) - Ani elergi lechalav.
“I am allergic to milk.”(female speaker) - Ani elergit lechalav.
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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Sunday at 06:30 PM
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Hi listeners, are you allergic to anything? Could you please try telling what you are allergic to in Hebrew?

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Wednesday at 08:42 AM
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Hi Jessica,


Thanks for commenting!


That's a bummer, but your sentence is correct! :sweat_smile:

Good work!


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Roi

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Jessica
Friday at 02:29 AM
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אני אלרגית לניקל


I am allergic to nickel.

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Wednesday at 07:19 PM
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Shalom Juliana Michelle Oliverio,


Thank you for posting!

אין לי אלרגיות, אבל לאחותי יש הרבה אלרגיות

Nice job! As you can see, I started the sentence with the word "אין" - En, which is the opposite of יש (yesh). Basically, it means "there is no". One more thing: if you add the letter י to the word אחות, it becomes אחותי - "my sister". Therefore there is no need to add "שלי". Please let me know if you have any more questions :wink:


Keep enjoying Hebrew!


Sincerely,

Yaara

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Juliana Michelle Oliverio
Sunday at 02:01 AM
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יש לי לא אלרגית. אבל אחותי שלי יש הרבה אלרגיות.

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Sunday at 11:07 AM
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Hi Shelley Lynn,


You're doing great, don't worry about spelling errors - it will get better with time.

Keep up the good work!


Sincerely,

Yaara

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Shelley Lynn
Monday at 12:53 AM
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Thank you, Yaara, I liked how you phrased both sentences. I'll try to incorporate it. Also many spelling errors.

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Sunday at 05:09 PM
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Hi Shelley Lynn,


Thank you for posting.

Sometimes I am allergic to pepper, but my granddaughter has many allergies.

.לפעמים יש לי אלרגיה לפלפל, אבל לנכדה שלי יש הרבה אלרגיות

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.לפעמים אני אלרגית לפלפל, אבל נכדתי אלרגית להרבה דברים

You can also combine the two.

Good job!


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Yaara

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Shelley Lynn
Sunday at 04:06 AM
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לפעמים יש לי אלרגית לפילפל אבל הנכדהי יש לה הרבה אלרגיות Sometimes I am allergic to pepper, but my granddaughter has many allergies.