You probably already know how to use words like סבבה (sababa – cool, alright) and תודה (toe-dah – thanks). Now it’s time to learn the words that make you feel like a local when you’re using WhatsApp!
- Oppa! Someone just texted you? Let’s learn how to say “message” in Hebrew!
- Did that guy from your class WhatsApp group just sent you a private message?
Keyword: הוֹדָעָה פְּרָטִית
Translation: private message
Transliteration: hoh-dah-ah prah-teet
- Oh, sababa, it was just another group message…
Keyword: הוֹדָעָה קְבוּצָתִית
Translation: group message
Transliteration: hoh-dah-ah k’voo-tzah-teet
- Voice messages are the best when you’re in a hurry!
Keyword: הוֹדָעָה קוֹלִית
Translation: voice message
Transliteration: hoh-dah-ah koh-leet
- Now it’s time to record (a voice message) in Hebrew!
Translation: to record (a voice message)
Transliteration: – leh-hahk-leet
- You’re having a birthday party? Let’s open a WhatsApp group!
Keyword: קְבוּצַת וואטסאפ
Translation: WhatsApp Group
Transliteration: – k’voo-tzaht whahts-ahpp
- Wow! What a beautiful new profile picture!
Keyword: תְּמוּנַת פְּרוֹפִיל
Translation: profile picture
Transliteration: t’moo’naht proh-feel
- Even my grandma knows how to send pictures on WhatsApp!
Translation: to send
- Do you want to just send me a text?
Translation: to send a text
Transliteration: leh-sah-mes*PS – this one is easy if you remember that “to send an SMS” sounds like “leh-sah-mes”!
- Ah, Idan and Rozi? I heard they were texting one another!
Translation: to text one another
About the author:
Jessica Bloomfield Kitchens has an insatiable passion for sharing the local Tel Avivian culture. Originally from Tennessee, she now happily calls Tel Aviv home.