10 Hebrew Keywords for WhatsApp

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Jessica Bloomfield Kitchens
Jessica Bloomfield Kitchens

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!
    : הוֹדָעָה
    Translation: message
    Transliteration: hoh-dah-ah

"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

Private Message in Hebrew


  • Oh, sababa, it was just another group message…
    Keyword: הוֹדָעָה קְבוּצָתִית
    Translation: group message
    Transliteration: hoh-dah-ah k’voo-tzah-teetGroup Message in Hebrew
  • Voice messages are the best when you’re in a hurry!
    Keyword: הוֹדָעָה קוֹלִית
    Translation: voice message
    Transliteration: hoh-dah-ah koh-leetVoice Message in Hebrew
  • Now it’s time to record (a voice message) in Hebrew!
    Keyword: לְהַקְלִיט
    Translation: to record (a voice message)
    Transliteration: – leh-hahk-leetTo Record in Hebrew
  • You’re having a birthday party? Let’s open a WhatsApp group!
    Keyword: קְבוּצַת וואטסאפ
    Translation: WhatsApp Group
    Transliteration: – k’voo-tzaht whahts-ahppWhatsApp Group in Hebrew
  • Wow! What a beautiful new profile picture!
    Keyword: תְּמוּנַת פְּרוֹפִיל
    Translation: profile picture
    Transliteration: t’moo’naht proh-feelProfile Picture in Hebrew
  • Even my grandma knows how to send pictures on WhatsApp!
    Keyword: לִשְׁלֹוחַ
    Translation: to send
    Transliteration: leesh-loh-ahchTo Send in Hebrew
  • Do you want to just send me a text?
    Keyword: לְסַמֵּס
    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”!leh sah mes
  • Ah, Idan and Rozi? I heard they were texting one another!
    Keyword: לְהֶסְתַּמֵּס
    Translation: to text one another
    Transliteration: leh-hees-tah-mesto text one another in Hebrew


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.

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