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Top 5 Most Common Hebrew Phrases

01 Im ein ani li mi li אִם אֵין אֲנִי לִי מִי לִי

Meaning: If we don’t take care of ourselves, no one else will.

Example: “I have to come up with a plan for my birthday, I don’t see any of my friends taking responsibility. Im ein ani li mi li”.

02 Hamor kofetz ba'rosh חֲמוֹר קוֹפֵץ בָּרֹאשׁ

Meaning: A phrase used to describe someone that answers or acts quickly, without thinking before.

Example: “Don’t answer the question before you finish reading it, hamor kofetz ba'rosh you know!

03 Shum sikuy ba'olam שׁוּם סִכּוּי בָּעוֹלָם

Meaning: Not a chance in the world.

Example: “There is shum sikuy ba'olam that Beitar won’t win the game tonight”

04 Lo yaaleh al ha'daat לֹא יַעֲלֶה עַל הַדַּעַת

Meaning: It’s inconceivable.

Example: “Lo yaale al ha'daat that you would do that to me.”

05 Ma she'sanue aleiha al taaseh le'havereha מָה שֶׁשָּׂנוּא עָלֶיךָ אַל תַּעֲשֶׂה לַחֲבֵרֶיךָ

Meaning: Do not do on your friends what is hated by you.

Example: “You can’t hit a kid just because a different kid hit you, ma she'sanu aleiha al taaseh le'havereha.


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