Shalom! Ma nishma שלום, מה נשמע

This week’s episode of Mike Mistovev sees us in a מוֹנִית שֵׁרוּת Service Taxi, which anyone that has been to Tel Aviv certainly knows. We speak to two passengers on board and learn the top 10 phrases and words that you need to know for you next מוֹנִית שֵׁרוּת experience or any type of public transport in Israel – Train (רַכֶּבֶת) or Bus (אוֹטוֹבּוּס).

Sentences and the all important AUDIO file are located below for your practicing pleasure. Because remember – if you want to speak Hebrew then you have to actually speak Hebrew…listening and reading are great…but not enough. Enjoy! תהנו tehenu!

Top Phrases and Words

?נַהָג – נַהָג, אַתָּה יָכוֹל לַעֲצֹר לִי כָּאן
Driver – can you stop for me here?

לַעֲצֹר – תַּעֲצֹר לִי כָּאן בְּבַקָּשָׁה
Stop – stop for me here please

?מָקוֹם – יֵשׁ מָקוֹם לִשְׁתַּיִם
Place, space – Is there space for two?

?מַגִּיעַ – אַתָּה מַגִּיעַ לדיזנגוף סֶנְטֶר
Arrive, get to – Do you get to the Dizengoff Center?

מְשֻׁגָּע – הוּא נוֹסֵעַ כְּמוֹ מְשֻׁגַּע
Crazy – He drives like a crazy (man)

פְּקָק – יֵשׁ פְּקָק רְצִינִי
Traffic jam – There’s a serious traffic jam

כֶּסֶף – סְלִיחָה אֲבָל אֵין לִי כֶּסֶף קָטָן
Money – Sorry but I don’t have small change

קַו – אֵיזֶה קַו מַגִּיעַ לְרוֹטְשִׁילְד
Line – Which line gets to Rothschild?

?לְהַעֲבִיר – אֶפְשָׁר לְהַעֲבִיר אֶת זֶה לַנַּהָג
To pass on – Is it possible to it (the money) on to the driver?

?חַיּוֹת מַחְמָד – אֶפְשָׁר לַעֲלוֹת עִם חַיּוֹת מַחְמָד
Pets – Is it possible to get on with pets?

?לָרֶדֶת – אֶפְשָׁר לָרֶדֶת בָּרַמְזוֹר
To go down, get off – Is it possible to to get off at the traffic lights?


How to practice:

  1. Listen to audio and see how much you understand
  2. Listen again while reading the phrases and their translations
  3. Listen again without looking, pause the audio after each phrase and try and repeat the phrase out loud
  4. Do this every day for 10 minutes until you 1) understand each phrase just by listening to it and 2) can repeat the phrase at least 80% of the speed of the audio.

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