What a Bummer: 23 Ways to Complain in Hebrew

What a Bummer: 23 Ways to Complain in Hebrew2019-07-11T13:33:47+00:00

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Having a moment? There’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to express it in Hebrew.

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1. זֶה לֹא עוֹשֶׂה לִי טוֹב

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Here’s a great excuse to get out of something.

Transliteration: zeh loh oh-seh lee tohv

Translation: This doesn’t do me well.

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2. מָה אִכְפַּת לִי

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When you just don’t care…

Transliteration: mah ech-paht lee

Translation: What do I care?

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3. לֹא מְעַנְיֵן אוֹתִי

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Don’t pretend it interests you.

Transliteration: loh meh-ahn-yen oh-tee

Translation: It doesn’t interest me.

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4. לֹא הַטַּעַם שֶׁלִּי

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Everyone has their own tastes.

Transliteration: loh hah-tah-ahm sheh-lee

Translation: not my cup of tea (literally: not my taste)

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5. אֲנִי שׂוֹנֵא/ת

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“Hate is a strong word.” — but when in doubt, pull it out.

Transliteration: ah-nee soh-neh (m), ah-nee soh-net (f)

Translation: I hate…

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6. זֶה יוֹשֵׁב עָלַי

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Gotta get away?

Transliteration: zeh yoh-shev ah-lie

Translation: It won’t let up. (Literally: It’s sitting on me.)

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7. זֶה כָּבֵד

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Some things are just a burden.

Transliteration: zeh kah-ved

Translation: It’s a downer. (Literally: It’s heavy.)

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.8. זֶה לֹא הַקֶּטַע שֶׁלִּי

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To each their own.

Transliteration: zeh loh hah-keh-tah sheh-lee

Translation: It’s not my thing.

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9. זֶה גָּדוֹל עָלַי

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Sometimes it’s just too much.

Transliteration: zeh gah-dol ah-lie

Translation: It’s too much for me. (literally: It’s big on me.)

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10. זֶה לֹא מְדַבֵּר אֵלִי

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Speak the truth.

Transliteration: zeh loh meh-dah-ber eh-lie

Translation: It doesn’t speak to me.

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11. לֹא מַתְאִים לִי

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If it doesn’t fit, you must’a quit.

Transliteration: loh mah-teem lee

Translation: not for me (Literally: It doesn’t fit me.)

 

12. נוּ בֶּאֱמֶת

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Really, now?

Transliteration: noo beh-eh-met

Translation: Come on, really?

 

13. לָמָּה כָּכָה

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I just don’t understand you, what you’re saying, and why you’re telling me this.

Transliteration: lah-mah kah-chah

Translation: Why this way?

 

14. אוּף

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We’re not sure if this is a sound or a word, but it’s definitely a legitimate form of expressing your frustration.

Transliteration: oof

Translation: ugh

 

15. אֵיזֶה בֵּאֲסָה

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There’s nothing worse than this.

Transliteration: ey-zeh bah-sah

Translation: what a bummer

 

16. דַּי כְּבָר

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It’s my way or the highway.

Transliteration: die k’var

Translation: enough already

 

17. לֹא יְאוּמָן

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I am shocked and appalled!

Transliteration: loh yeh-oo-mahn

Translation: unbelievable

 

18. לֹא רוֹצֶה / רוֹצָה

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You stand NO chance.

Transliteration: loh roh-tze (m)  / loh roh-tzah (f)

Translation: I don’t want to.

 

19. אוֹי וַאֲבוֹי 

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Is this really happening to me?

Transliteration: oy vah-voy

Translation: Oh no

 

20. אֵיזֶה מְעַצְבֵּן

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See the door? See yourself out.

Transliteration: eyze meh-atz-ben

Translation: How annoying

 

21. זֶה מַגְעִיל אוֹתִי

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Nope,  not happening.

Transliteration: zeh mah-geel oh-tee

Translation: It’s disgusting

 

22. לֹא לַחֲפֹור

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I’d rather be digging holes than be listening to you.

Transliteration: loh lahch-for

Translation: Don’t bore me (literally: don’t dig)

 

23. זֶה מְבָאֵס אוֹתִי

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There’s nothing worse that what you’re doing right now.

Transliteration: zeh meh-vah-es oh-tee

Translation: This is killing my vibe.