Hebrew Vocabulary: The elements of the house

So there are two options: Either you have decided to move your life to Israel, or you want to start speaking a bit more Hebrew at home, to boost you and your family’s language skills. Whatever reason you have to do this, today we want to teach you a few Hebrew words that are going to be extremely useful. Today, we are going to learn about some furniture in the house.

In the past, we have taught you the Hebrew words for the planets and the stars, and we even gave you all the Hebrew words for fruits. Today, we want to take this article and give it a warm environment, a homey, cozy feeling. Today, we are going to teach you all the Hebrew vocabulary you need to mention the elements of the house.

Are you ready? Well, go sit on your ספה or lay down on your מיטה, because we are about to begin…

House and Furniture: Important Hebrew Vocabulary 

It is important to know how to say these things in Hebrew. You don’t want to invite someone to sit on your couch and for them to end up sitting on top of your fridge, right? If you want to avoid this and other issues, you should definitely learn the Hebrew words we are going to teach you now.

If you are planning on coming to live in Israel, these words are also going to be highly important. If you decide to get your furniture at the shuk or at the closest IKEA, you have to know what you are asking for.

Write down these words and start practicing them – believe us, you won’t regret it.

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Bed in Hebrew is מיטה (pronounced: me-tah). You can find them in many different sizes and colors, and in general, they are located in the חדר שינה (pronounced: che-der sheh-nah), which is “the bedroom”. If you happen to have young kids or babies in your family, enjoy an amazing Sunday or Saturday morning, all together in the מיטה watching an amazing Israeli TV series. Sound like a plan? Let us know how it went in the comments below!


Fridge in Hebrew is מקרר, which literally means freezer or cooler and it is pronounced meh-kah-rare. Just like with beds you’ll find them in many different sizes and colors and many houses in Israel have even 2 of them… with all of those Shabbat dinners happening throughout the entire year, families save lots of food. If you want a safe spot for all the amazing fruit and vegetables you’ll eat in the upcoming season, get a nice fridge.


Is there anything better than taking a long nap on the couch on a lazy Saturday afternoon? Or a better feeling than seeing your entire family together sitting on your couch? This piece of furniture, the one that gathers together people from all over the state (or the country), is called a ספה in Hebrew. It is pronounced sah-pah, and it should be big, cozy and comfortable, don’t you think?


It doesn’t matter which kind of Israeli delight you are going to serve on your table. It doesn’t even matter where you got the hummus plate you are serving as an appetizer. The only important thing is the people who are sitting around the table. Table in Hebrew is שולחן (pronounced: shool-han), and you should find one that is extendable because sooner rather than later, the family will grow. What do you think?


One for each member of the family, one for guests, and one for the Prophet Elijah during the Holidays. Chair in Hebrew is כסא, it is pronounced kee-seh, and you should always have an extra one in case someone you were not expecting comes to have lunch or dinner with you. Have you realized that when we talk about Hebrew or Jewish homes it is always about food? Well, bete’avon!


You must look pretty, neat and clean. That is why, in your שירותים (bathroom. Pronounced: sheh-root-eem), you should always have a mirror. Mirror in Hebrew is מראה and it is pronounced mar-ah. Just like in Snow White, you can ask your מראה who is the prettiest person in the neighborhood and we are sure your mirror will give you the answer you were looking for.


Even though some modern souls prefer not to have any doors in their homes, we need to teach you how to say door in Hebrew. Door in Hebrew is דלת (pronounced: deh-let) and it will be extremely useful when your children are having their friends at the שולחן and you just want to relax on your מיטה. Are you getting it?

Learn Hebrew today. Master the language of the patriarchs!

The time is now. You should start learning Hebrew today. Mastering the language of our ancestors will enable you to explore Israel and opportunities within the Middle East on a whole new level. Learning Hebrew can be fun and easy, just register for one of the Rosen School’s Hebrew courses and enjoy a live, interactive online experience in which you’ll constantly surprise yourself with your outstanding results. Begin your experience now!

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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