Shalom! Ma nishma שלום, מה נשמע
This week’s episode of Mike Mistovev sees us at one of the most popular and weirdly designed shopping centres in Israel. The Dizengoff Centre – דיזנגוף סֶנְטֶר. We’ll chat with a very friendly and passionate security guard as well as a few others as we learn some of the key vocabulary and phrases that you’ll need at your next visit to a mall or to any shop where you plan to buy something.
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
הַקַּנְיוֹן – זֶה הַקַּנְיוֹן הֲכִי גָּדוֹל בְּתֵל אָבִיב
mall – this is the biggest mall in Tel Aviv
חֲנֻיּוֹת – יֵשׁ כָּל מִינֵי חֲנֻיּוֹת שׁוֹנוֹת פֹּה
Shops – there’s all kinds of different shops here
אֲנָשִׁים – הַמָּקוֹם הַזֶּה מָלֵא בָּאֲנָשִׁים
People – this place is filled with people
שֵׁרוּתִים – אֲנִי צְרִיכָה לִמְצֹא אֶת הַשֵּׁרוּתִים דָּחוּף
Toilets – I need to find the toilets urgently
סִיּוּט – לָבוֹא לדיזנגוף סֶנְטֶר בְּיוֹם שִׁשִּׁי זֶה סִיּוּט
Nightmare – to come to the Dizengoff Centre on Friday is a nightmare
לְמַעְלָה – הַחֲנוּת לְמַעְלָה
Upstairs/up – the shops are upstairs
לְמַטָּה – הַכְּנִיסָה לְמַטָּה
Downstairs/down – the entrance is downstairs
?כְּנִיסָה – כַּמָּה כְּנִיסוֹת יֵשׁ פֹּה
Entrance – how many entrances are there?
לִקְנוֹת – אֲנִי רוֹצֶה לִקְנוֹת מָלֵא דְּבָרִים הַיּוֹם
to buy – I want to buy a lot of things today
כַּמָּה הֲכִי זוֹל אַתָּה יָכוֹל לַעֲשׂוֹת אֶת הַחֻלְצָה הַזֹּאת
What’s the cheapest that you can do this shirt?
מִסְתּוֹבֵב – אֲנִי מִסְתּוֹבֵב הַרְבֵּה בַּקַּנְיוֹן
wander around – I wander around the mall
How to practice:
- Listen to audio and see how much you understand
- Listen again while reading the phrases and their translations
- Listen again without looking, pause the audio after each phrase and try and repeat the phrase out loud
- 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.