Project Description

Pick-up lines seem to be a lost art these days, but sometimes hearing then in a language that’s not your mother tongue can be pretty hilarious.

Here are some of the most old-school Hebrew pick-up lines translated into English.

1. The oldest line in the book 

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?אבא שלך גנן? אז איך יצא לו פרח כזה

Direct translation: Is your dad a gardener? So how did he come out with such a flower?

Because you’re beautiful, like a flower. Get it?

2. Why you’re tired 

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מה, את לא עייפה? כי התרוצצת לי בחלום כל הלילה

Direct translation: What, you aren’t tired? Because you’ve been running through my mind all day.

Yeah, we’ve all heard this one. And we’re tired of this line, too. 

3. You’re the bomb 

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אבא שלך חבלן? אז איך יצאה לו פצצה כזאת

Direct translation: Is your dad a bomb technician? So how did he come out with such an explosion?

*facepalm* 

4. This one hurts 

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זה כאב כשנפלת מגן עדן?

Direct translation: Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?

What hurts is that people still think this works. 

5. The standard opening line 

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באה לפה הרבה?

Direct translation:  Come here often?

An unfortunate but classic line. 

6. In case you forgot to smile 

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? אפשר לקבל חיוך

Direct translation: Can I get a smile?

No. 

7. You’re an angel, girl. 

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יש לך טלפון? אני רוצה להתקשר לאלוהים להגיד לו שאחד המלאכים שלו נפל

Direct translation: Do you have a phone? I want to call god and let him know that one of his angels fell.

Wow! That’s a major spin on: “Did it hurt when you fell from heaven.”