Project Description

One way to really start feeling like a local in Israel is by learning to recognize common signs in Hebrew that can be spotted on the street, at the mall, or on the road! We’ve gathered a list of the most common signs in Hebrew you’ll need to be able to get around confidently. Keep this list handy!

 

Common Signs in Hebrew

 

1. Entrance

כניסה

(knee-sah)

 

 

2. Exit

יציאה

(yeh-tsee-ah)

 

 

3. No entrance

אין כניסה

(ehn knee-sah)

 

 

4. Push

דחוף

(dchohf)

 

 

*Note: The word for “push” in Hebrew is pronounced “dchof” which sometimes gets mixed up with the word “da-choof” which means “urgent.” 

 

5. Pull

משוך

(mshohch)

 

 

6. Parking is forbidden

החנייה אסורה

(ha-chah-nah-yah ah-soo-rah)

 

 

7. New driver

נהג/ת חדשה

(nah-hahg/nah-egeht chah-dahsh)

 

 

8. Sale

מבצע

(meev-tsah)

 

 

*Double meaning alert: the word מבצע also means military operation.

 

9. For sale

למכירה

(leem-chee-rah)

 

 

10. For rent

להשכרה

(leh-hahs-kah-rah)

 

 

11. Be right back

תיכף אשוב

(teh-chehf ah-shoov)

 

 

12. Entrance without a mask is forbidden

הכניסה ללא מסיכה אסורה

(hah-knee-sah leh-loh mah-seh-chah ah-soo-rah)

 

 

13. Caution!

זהירות

(zeh-hee-root)

 

 

14. Self service

שירות עצמי

(sheh-root ahts-mee)

 

 

15. Full Service

שירות מלא

(sheh-root mah-leh)

 

 

16. Danger! Construction

סכנה! כאן בונים

(sah-kah-nah kahn boh-neem)