The level of service in Israel can change from day to day, hour to hour. It depends on many factors, like the mood of the serving staff, life in the city, and other seemingly random factors. Guy explains.

New Words and Expressions:

โ€œLo yodea ma ba li, al ma at mamlitza?โ€ – I donโ€™t know what I feel like, what do you recommend? – ?ืœื ื™ื•ื“ืข ืžื” ื‘ื ืœื™, ืขืœ ืžื” ืืช ืžืžืœื™ืฆื”

โ€œAz ma ba lanu le-kinuโ€™ach?โ€ – So what do we feel like for dessert? – ?ืื– ืžื” ื‘ื ืœื ื• ืœืงื™ื ื•ื—

โ€œHa-salat ktsat ayefโ€ – The salad looks a bit tired – ื”ืกืœื˜ ืงืฆืช ืขื™ื™ืฃ

Al ma ata mamlits? – What do you recommend – ?ืขืœ ืžื” ืืชื” ืžืžืœื™ืฅ

โ€œEt hishtachrarti ha-rofโ€™im himlitsu li bikur hodshi bi-nmal ha-teโ€™ufaโ€ – When I was released (from hospital) the doctors recommended a monthly visit at the airport – ืขืช ื”ืฉืชื—ืจืจืชื™ ื”ืจื•ืคืื™ื ื”ืžืœื™ืฆื• ืœื™ ื‘ื™ืงื•ืจ ื—ื•ื“ืฉื™ ื‘ื ืžืœ ื”ืชืขื•ืคื”

Mamlits – Recommending – ืžืžืœื™ืฅ

Hamlatsa – Recommendation – ื”ืžืœืฆื”

โ€œIm at rotsa, zo rak hamlatsa, le-seret kolnoโ€™a shmeimiโ€ – If you want, itโ€™s only a recommendation for a divine movie – ืื ืืช ืจื•ืฆื” ื–ื• ืจืง ื”ืžืœืฆื”, ืœืกืจื˜ ืงื•ืœื ื•ืข ืฉืžื™ื™ืžื™

Yesh lecha hamlatsot al misโ€™ada be-london? – Do you have recommendations for restaurants in London? – ?ื™ืฉ ืœืš ื”ืžืœืฆื•ืช ืขืœ ืžืกืขื“ื” ื‘ืœื•ื ื“ื•ืŸ

Al ma ata mamlits? – What do you recommend? – ?ืขืœ ืžื” ืืชื” ืžืžืœื™ืฅ

Ma ata mamlits? – What do you recommend? – ?ืžื” ืืชื” ืžืžืœื™ืฅ

Mumlats – Recommended – ืžื•ืžืœืฅ

Bet kafe mumlats – Recommended cafรฉ – ื‘ื™ืช ืงืคื” ืžื•ืžืœืฅ

Misโ€™ada mumletzet – Recommended restaurant – ืžืกืขื“ื” ืžื•ืžืœืฆืช

Playlist and Clips:

Time Out Tel Aviv – Az ma ba lanu le-kinuโ€™ach?

Meir Ariel – Terminal Luminalette (lyrics)

Shalom Hanoch – Hamlatsa Le-yomit (lyrics)

Politeness in Hebrew, Ep. no. 10

โ€You want a juice?โ€ โ€œNoโ€: Translating Israeli Brevity, Ep. no. 157

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