9 ways to say thank you in Hebrew
9 ways to say thank you in Hebrew

9 ways to say thank you in Hebrew

How do you say thank you in Hebrew? I’ll show you ways to express gratitude in the Hebrew language. This will allow you to communicate with Hebrew speakers from across the globe.

Thank you in Hebrew

  1. Toda (תודה) – The standard way to say thank you.
  2. Toda Raba (תודה רבה) – Thank you very much; a more emphatic thank you.
  3. Rak Toda (רק תודה) – Only thanks; used when someone offers something, but you want to decline and just say thanks instead.
  4. Todah Rabah Al… (תודה רבה על…) – Thanks a lot for…; when you want to thank someone for a specific thing. (Pronouned by Hebrew speakers as Toh dah rah bah)
  5. Me-Od Lekha Toda (מאוד לך תודה) – A very formal way of saying thank you; it literally means ‘very to you thanks.’
  6. Ani Modeh/Modah (M/F) Lekha/Lakh (אני מודה/מודה לך/לך) – I am grateful to you; the male speaker says ‘Modeh’, and a female says ‘Modah.’
  7. Al Lo Davar (על לא דבר) – It’s nothing; this is how a Hebrew speaker might respond to ‘thank you’ to downplay their role.
  8. Bevakasha (בבקשה) – Please; it can also serve as ‘you’re welcome’ in response to a thank you.
  9. Yishar Koach (ישר כח) – May your strength be firm; a colloquial way to express gratitude, especially in response to a job well done.

You’re Welcome in Hebrew

Being able to say “you’re welcome” in Hebrew is just as important as saying thank you. Here is how you can express that in Hebrew:

  1. Bevakasha (בבקשה) – This Hebrew word most common way to say ‘you’re welcome’; it can also mean ‘please’.
  2. Ein Be’ad Ma (אין בעד מה) – Literally means in the Hebrew language ‘it’s nothing’, a casual way to respond to thank you.
  3. Al Lo Davar (על לא דבר) – Similar to ‘Ein Be’ad Ma’, it’s used to indicate ‘don’t mention it’ or ‘it was nothing’.
  4. Lo Toda, Al Lo Davar (לא תודה, על לא דבר) – A combination phrase that means ‘No thanks needed, it’s nothing’.

Gratitude in Jewish culture is deeply embedded and extends far beyond the customary expressions of thanks. It’s an essential part of daily life and spiritual practice, reflecting a profound appreciation for life’s blessings and recognizing the good in others. In Judaism, offering gratitude is considered a mitzvah, a good deed that enriches one’s spirit and strengthens community bonds. The practice of saying blessings over food and during various parts of the day instills a constant sense of thankfulness, reminding individuals to acknowledge the source of their sustenance and well-being. This cultural emphasis on gratitude helps to foster a positive outlook on life, encouraging people to focus on abundance rather than lack.

You can use these phrases and speak Hebrew. Now you can say thank you in Hebrew. You can make new Israeli friends and visit the Holy Land now that you know these basic phrases.

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