How do you end a message, sms or email in Hebrew? So many options, so little time.

New Words and Expressions:

Tihye bari (m.)/Tihyi briโ€™a (f.)/Tihyu briโ€™im (pl.) – All the best, be well (โ€œBe healthyโ€) – ืชื”ื™ื” ื‘ืจื™ื

Ve-she-tamid tihye bari – May you always be healthy – ื•ืฉืชืžื™ื“ ืชื”ื™ื” ื‘ืจื™ื

Tihye li bari – I oppose to what youโ€™re doing, but good luck nevertheless – ืชื”ื™ื” ืœื™ ื‘ืจื™ื

Bai – Bye – ื‘ื™ื™

Yalla bai – Ok, bye now – ื™ืืœืœื” ื‘ื™ื™

Lehitraโ€™ot – See you, goodbye – ืœื”ืชืจืื•ืช

Nihye be-kesher – Letโ€™s be in touch – ื ื”ื™ื” ื‘ืงืฉืจ

Nedaber – Weโ€™ll talk – ื ื“ื‘ืจ

Az nitraโ€™e – So weโ€™ll see each other – ืื– ื ืชืจืื”

Bai beintayim – Bye for the time being – ื‘ื™ื™ ื‘ื™ื ืชื™ื™ื

Chao – Ciao – ืฆโ€™ืื•

Neshikot – Kisses – ื ืฉื™ืงื•ืช

Tov (Tooooov) – Good – ื˜ื•ื‘

Az yalla – Good, ok then – ืื– ื™ืืœืœื”

Playlist and Clips:

Shalom Hanoch – Ba-Gilgul Haze (lyrics)

Lilit Nagar & Robert Hellens – Tihye Bari

1 comment on “‘Be Well’ and Other Sign-Offs

  1. Perele Shifer says:

    that ending song has a very klezmerish sound (obviously) and may be a riff on the song “Abi Gezint” -“as long as you are healthy”

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