Is there anything better than sitting in the Tel Aviv beach during the summer and eating fresh watermelon with Bulgarian cheese on top of it? Well, maybe we got way too Israeli to begin with.
In this short blog post, we are going to talk about one of the most amazing things planet earth gives us to eat: fruits. Don’t worry, we are not going to talk about Eve’s apple, nor about Steve Jobs’ one. Actually, we want you to learn how to say the fruits in Hebrew so you can enjoy a great healthy dessert in your next visit to Israel… or so you can know which flavor of ice cream to ask for.
So, what’s your favorite? Apples, pineapples, bananas or pears? If you are making sure to eat at least one fruit per day, it doesn’t matter which one you choose. Now, you’ll learn how to ask for them in Hebrew in this tasty Hebrew vocabulary blog post.
*If you get hungry while reading, it is not our fault! Blame your stomach and your absorbent brain.
Hebrew vocabulary: Fruits
So when you to the grocery store, or to your nearest local greengrocer in Israel, you should know how to ask for your favorite fruit. Here we are going to give you a list of 8 fruits. If your favorite is not listed, we encourage you to ask us in the comments below how to say it in Hebrew and we will answer as soon as we finish eating our fruit salad. Are you ready? Here we go
Apple: The best seller of fruits worldwide. The inspiration for many brilliant ideas (if you don’t believe us, just ask Newton). The most amazing ingredient for the traditional grandma’s pie. Apple in Hebrew is תפוח עץ (pronounced: tah-poo-ach etz). It literally means “Tree’s potato”… funny, isn’t? Well, if you’d like to learn a list of Hebrew words that might sound too modern or funny, check out this article we published a few weeks ago.
Watermelon: This fruit is per-sé, part of the summer royalty. In Israel, people like to eat watermelon with pieces of Bulgarian cheese on top of it, and even if it sounds a little gross at first sight, you must try it! Watermelon in Hebrew is אבטיח (pronounced: ah-vah-tee-ach), and you can find it in many sizes, and even without seeds! Want a tip? In the nearest juice store in Tel Aviv, ask for a watermelon shake. You won’t regret it!
Pear: Pear is amazing, although it doesn’t have that many fans worldwide. Most people cook it and use it as food for either babies or people who have stomach pain. But we are here to defend the pear’s honor! Pears are delicious and you should learn how to say it in Hebrew… because Israeli pears are even better. Pear in Hebrew is אגס (pronounced: ah-gas), and you should definitely try it when in Jerusalem.
Banana: Here’s an easy one! Can you guess how to say “banana” in Hebrew? Indeed! Banana in Hebrew is בננה, and you pronounce it in the exact same way as in English: Banana. A little redundant, right? If you happen to be in the Ramat Gan Safari one day, you’ll enjoy seeing tons of monkeys and gorillas having bananas for breakfast. Don’t take it personally, they like them too and there are bananas for everyone!
Orange: Orange is one of the most popular fruits in Israel. You’ll find natural orange juices in almost every corner, and almost every stand on both the Shuk haCarmel and the Machane Yehuda offer you delicious orange packages. Orange in Hebrew is תפוז (pronounced: ta-pooz), and if you are all for natural juices, try the one who mixes orange and carrot. It is a must in Israel!
Mango: Another easy one! Mango in Hebrew is מנגו and it is pronounced just as in English: Mango. If you decide to eat your mango while enjoying the Tel Aviv beach you might even feel like in the Caribbean. Ideal, isn’t?
Peach: Peach in Hebrew is אפרסק (pronounced: ah-far-sek) and it is simply delicious. Depending on the season you’ll find different kinds of peaches, but all of them are fantastic. In Israel, some people also mix peaches with salty salads creating a unique revolution in your taste buds. Give it a try!
Cantaloupe: Cantaloupe in Hebrew is מלון (pronounced: meh-lone). It is also one of the kings of the summer, and even if people don’t drink wine inside of it as they do in Chile, you can also enjoy a juicy and tasty מלון while visiting the land of our patriarchs. You’ll love it!
Learn Hebrew today and eat the tastiest fruits in the land of Milk and Honey
Learning Hebrew is very useful and important! Not only to hold fruitful business meetings with potential Israeli partners, and not also to meet your potential future in-laws… Learning Hebrew will enable you to try a variety of different flavors you’ll hardly forget.
In Rosen’s online Hebrew courses you’ll learn faster than expected, and you’ll enjoy a supportive environment where people from all over the globe join together with the same big, fat goal: Mastering the language of our ancestors. Hebrew is just around the corner, it is up to you to decide when to begin your ride. Behatzlacha!
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