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





2. Exit





3. No entrance

אין כניסה

(ehn knee-sah)



4. Push





*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





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





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


9. For sale





10. For rent





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!





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)