Hebrew Vocabulary for flirting

When talking about practical moments in which you’ll need to put your Hebrew into practice, lots of events come to mind: the office, the banking system, and even at weddings. But before you get to a wedding, and even to a date… you’ll need to flirt. So the main question is: do you know how to flirt in Hebrew? Don’t worry, in this blog post we will teach you 7 Hebrew words, so you can flirt just like Marilyn Monroe or George Clooney.

We know we have given you lots of Hebrew vocabulary for many different situations and activities. Today we wanted to bring you something a bit funnier, something all our single readers can apply on their next visit to Israel. Who knows? Maybe one of the next types of Israelis you’ll meet in Israel is going to be the one you end up falling in love with.

Ready to flirt? Because we are… Take some notes, you look very attractive doing so!

Flirting in Israel: Some Hebrew words to flirt effectively

First of all, we must warn you: Israelis are very, very flirty. You’ll feel like the most good-looking person in the world after interacting with the classic Israeli. Although Israeli men are much flirtier than Israeli women, all of them give you the kind of looks you won’t easily forget.

Here we present a list of Hebrew words for you to use to flirt… or most likely, to flirt back. You already know what the typical Israeli is like.

  1. Date: Important word, isn’t it? If you want to ask someone out on a date, you should know how to say it. Date in Hebrew is דייט, and guess how do you pronounce it? Indeed! It is pronounced exactly same way as you say it in English: Date. If you are looking for a good place to have your date, don’t forget to check out the article in which we gave you the most romantic places to have a date in Israel. If you want, let us know how it went in the comments below.
  2. “You look good”: It is a nice thing to say when your date arrives, right? Well, this sentence is a little tricky because its pronunciation will depend on if you are saying it to a woman or a man. “You look good” in Hebrew, and for a man is אתה נראה טוב (pronounced: atah neer-ah tov), and for a woman is טוב נראת את (pronounced: at neer-et tov). Make sure to say it at the very beginning (only if you think it is true! We are not forcing you to lie here); Israelis, like everyone else, like to receive compliments.
  3. “I want to go out again”: So your דייט went well? That is סבבה! If you’d like to see that person again you should just say it. “I want to go out again” in Hebrew is אני אשמח לראות איתך שוב

which means, literally, ‘I’d be happy to see you again’. It is pronounced “Anee esmach lirot otach shuv”, and if you are saying it to man, just change the “otach” for a very simple “otcha”.

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  1. Eyes: If you want to compliment your companion’s eyes, you should at least know how to say “eyes” in Hebrew. Eyes in Hebrew is עיניים (pronounced: ey-nah-eem). You can always add a nice adjective to this word so you make the person sitting in front of you feel just amazing. Be careful with the adjective you pick! You don’t want to hurt anyone, right?
  2.  Funny: If you are having a great time and you cannot stop laughing, you might want to tell your companion how funny she/he is. Funny in Hebrew is מצחיק/ה (pronounced muts-heek or must-heek-ah). And let’s be honest, we all like to hear how funny we are. Come on! Compliment the person you just met by telling how מצחיק they are.
  3.  Phone number: So you want to get someone’s phone number? But do you know how to ask for it? Phone number in Hebrew is מספר טלפון (pronounced mees-par teh-leh-phon), and we are sure you’ll get it if you are מצחיק/ה You can do it!
  4. No, thank you!”: You don’t like the flirty person in front of you? Don’t worry! Just smile and say -assertively- “לא, תודה” (pronounced: loh toh-dah). This means “No, thank you”. In some cases, you might have to repeat it a number of times, especially if that flirty person is an israeli… But at some point or another, they will get it. Just like David Broza says… הכל יהיה בסדר.

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Learning Hebrew isn’t hard anymore. In Rosen’s online classes you’ll meet others like you who want to learn and master this ancient and useful language. Start practicing these words, and if you want to swim deeper into the language of our matriarchs and patriarchs, give yourself the gift of knowledge. Hebrew is just around the corner, and Rosen’s amazingly well-trained instructors are waiting for you.

You’ll see how easy will be to flirt in your next visit to Israel after just a few classes. Behatzlacha!

About the author

Arie Elbelman R.Arie was born and raised in Chile, and immigrated to Israel in his early twenties. He wants to take an active role in the development of this young and smart country. Arie believes that the best way to shape our present and future is to live with more horizontal hierarchies, to smile a whole lot, and to always, always respect each other.

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