Practice Reading These Common Signs in Hebrew

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Yonatan Engler
Yonatan Engler

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)

Entrance Sign is Hebrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Exit יציאה
(yeh-tsee-ah)

Exit Sign in Hebrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. No entrance אין כניסה
(ehn knee-sah)

No Entrance Sign in Hebrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Push דחוף
(dchohf)

Push Sign in Hebrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

*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)

Pull Sign in Hebrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Parking is forbidden החנייה אסורה
(ha-chah-nah-yah ah-soo-rah)

Parking is Forbidden Sign in Hebrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. New driver נהג/ת חדש/ה
(nah-hahg/nah-egeht chah-dahsh/cha-dahsha)

New Driver Sign in Hebrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Sale מבצע
(meev-tsah)

Sale Sign in Hebrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

9. For sale למכירה
(leem-chee-rah)

For Sale Sign in Hebrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. For rent להשכרה
(leh-hahs-kah-rah)

For Rent Sign in Hebrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Be right back תיכף אשוב
(teh-chehf ah-shoov)

Be Right Back Sign in Hebrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. Entrance without a mask is forbidden הכניסה ללא מסיכה אסורה
(hah-knee-sah leh-loh mah-seh-chah ah-soo-rah)

Entrance Without a Mask is Forbidden in Hebrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. Caution! זהירות
(zeh-hee-root)

Caution Sign in Hebrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. Self service שירות עצמי
(sheh-root ahts-mee)

Self Service Sign in Hebrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15. Full Service שירות מלא
(sheh-root mah-leh)

Full Service Sign in Hebrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16. Danger! Construction סכנה! כאן בונים
(sah-kah-nah kahn boh-neem)

Danger Construction Sign in Hebrew

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