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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 52 - Introducing Yourself
Whatever the reason for traveling to Israel, you won't leave the country without having met people. Therefore, it's necessary to learn how to introduce yourself and how to respond to people introducing themselves.
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In Hebrew, "How do you do?" when asking a male, is Ma shlomcha? Let’s break it down by syllable and hear it one more time, Ma shlomcha? The first word Ma means, "what." Next, we have Shlomcha, which in English literally means, "your health." All together, we have Ma shlomcha? This literally means, "How do you do?"
When asking a female, "How do you do?" it is Ma shlomech? Let’s break it down by syllable and hear it one more time, Ma shlomech? The first word Ma means, "what." Next, we have Shlomech, which in English literally means, "your health." All together, we have Ma shlomech? This literally means, "How do you do?"
After Ma shlomcha (for asking a male)or Ma shlomech (for asking a female), we will cover "My name is...," and we will use my name this time. Therefore, "My name is Ofer" is Korim li ofer. Let’s break it down by syllable, Korim li ofer. Now, let’s hear it one more time, Korim li ofer. The first word Korim means, "call," and we follow it with Li, which in English is "me/I." To recap here, we have Korim li, which literally means, "I called." Then you have the name, in this case Ofer. All together, we have Korim li ofer, which literally means, "I called Ofer."
After that, we will cover "Nice to meet you," which in Hebrew, when talking to a man, is Naim lehakir otcha. Let’s break it down and hear it one more time, Naim lehakir otcha. The first word Naim literally means, "pleasure." Then you have Lehakir, which in English means, "to get to know." Finally, you have Otcha, which in English is "you." All together, we have Naim lehakir otcha, which literally means, "pleasure to get to know you."
When talking to a woman, "Nice to meet you," is Naim lehakir otach. Let’s break it down and hear it one more time, Naim lehakir otach. The first word Naim literally means, "pleasure." Then you have Lehakir, which in English means, "to get to know." Finally, you have Otach, which in English is "you." All together, we have Naim lehakir otach, which literally means, "pleasure to get to know you."
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.
“How do you do?” (male listener) - Ma shlomcha?
“How do you do?” (female listener) - Ma shlomech?
“My name is…” - Korim li…
“Nice to meet you.” (male listener) - Naim lehakir otcha.
“Nice to meet you.” (female listener) - Naim lehakir otach.
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, please try introducing yourself in Hebrew!

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Wednesday at 07:07 PM
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Hi Juliana Michelle Oliverio,


Thank you for posting!

.שלום יוליאנה, נעים להכיר אותך! קוראים לי יערה

Great job! Keep enjoying Hebrew :smile:


Sincerely,

Yaara

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Juliana Michelle Oliverio
Sunday at 03:53 AM
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שלום. מה שלומך. קוראים לי יוליאנא. איך קוראים לך?

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Hi Shelley Lynn,


Glad to hear that! Let us know if you have any questions-


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Shelley Lynn
Sunday at 07:58 PM
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Yes,Yaara, Always very helpful.

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Hi Shelley Lynn,


The word "oti" - אותי - is a combination of the words "et" - את, and "ani" - אני, while the word "איתי" means "with me". The sentence you wrote said "with me", so it should be translated to "iti". The word "oti" will be used in sentences in which the "ani" is passive, such as "to take me" - לקחת אותי, and "to find me" - למצוא אותי.

I hope this answers your question!


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Yaara

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Shelley Lynn
Monday at 12:41 AM
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lol A lot of spelling errors. oti must be for direct objects?-"with me" makes more sense in the sentence? Could you explain oti to me a little better? Thank you, Yaara.

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Hi Shelley Lynn,


Thank you for posting.

What is your name? I am called Sarah. Very nice to make your acquaintance. Do you want to go to the café with me now?

?איך קוראים לך? קוראים לי שרה. נעים מאוד להכיר אותך. את רוצה ללכת איתי לבית קפה עכשיו

Good job!


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Yaara

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Shelley Lynn
Thursday at 04:30 AM
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What is your name? I am called Sarah. Very nice to make your acquaintance. Do you want to go to the café with me now? ? איך קורים לך? קורים לי שרה נאים מאוד להכיר אותך. את רוצה ללכת לבית קפה אותי עכשן