Le, לְ, is how we say ‘to’ or ‘for’ in Hebrew. Guy teaches some cool expressions, and shows how we say stuff like ‘for you’ and ‘to her.’ Plus a bonus tip: How to do the most Israeli ‘ch’ sound!

New Words and Expressions:

לי, לךָ, לךְ, לו, לה, לנו, לכם, לכן, להם, להן

Lachem – To you (pl.) – לכם

Lahem – To them – להם

“Yesh li cheder mi-sheli” – I have a room of my own – יש לי חדר משלי

Yesh li kelev – I have a dog – יש לי כלב

Ein li kelev – I don’t have a dog – אין לי כלב

Ma yesh lachem hayom? – What do you guys have today? – מה יש לכם היום

Ma yesh lecha hayom – What’s with you today? – מה יש לך היום

Ein lecha ma la’asot ba-chayim? – Don’t you have other things to do? – אין לך מה לעשות בחיים

Ba li shokolad – I feel like chocolate – בא לי שוקולד

“Ba li she-tikach oti” – I feel like you’d take me – בא לי שתיקח אותי

Ba li lalechet – I feel like leaving – בא לי ללכת

Ba li tov ha-shokolad haze – This chocolate hits the spot – בא לי טוב השוקולד הזה

Ata lo ba li tov – You’re not the thing I need right now – אתה לא בא לי טוב

Lo na’im li – I find it awkward – לא נעים לי

“Lo na’im li lakachat kesef me-anashim” – I feel awkward taking money from people – לא נעים לי לקחת כסף מאנשים

Na’im meod – Nice meeting you – נעים מאוד

“Lo na’im met mi-zman” – “Lo na’im” died long ago – לא נעים מת מזמן

Kef li – I enjoy myself, I am having fun – כיף לי

Kef lecha sham? – Are you enjoying it there – כיף לך שם?

“Eize kef she haya li ha-boker” – How fun it was for me this morning – איזה כיף שהיה לי הבוקר

Haya lecha kef? – Did you have fun? – היה לך כיף

Playlist and Clips:

Arkadi Duchin – Heder Mi-sheli (lyrics)

Sarit Hadad – Ba Li (lyrics)

Moran Mazor – Ata Lo Ba Li Tov (lyrics)

Lo na’im li lakachat kesef me-anashim

Tislam – Boker shel Kef (lyrics)

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1 comment on “How Do YOU Like It?

  1. Janet Caterina says:

    Thank you so much, this is great!

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