We have already spoken about what you say in a restaurant or at a cafรฉ,ย but what would a waiter say to you? Host Guy Sharett prepares us with the lines that will grace our ears asย we sit down for a meal or a quick Tel Aviviย bite.

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New words & expressions:

Bifnim o ba-huts? โ€“ Inside or outside? โ€“ ?ื‘ืคื ื™ื ืื• ื‘ื—ื•ืฅ

Lashevet o lakachat โ€“ For here or to go? โ€“ ?ืœืฉื‘ืช ืื• ืœืงื—ืช

Tafrit โ€“ Menu โ€“ ืชืคืจื™ื˜

Muchanim lehazmin? โ€“ Ready to order? โ€“ ?ืžื•ื›ื ื™ื ืœื”ื–ืžื™ืŸ

Rotsim lehazmin? โ€“ Would you guys like to order? โ€“ ?ืจื•ืฆื™ื ืœื”ื–ืžื™ืŸ

Atem yod’im ma atem rotsim? โ€“ Do you guys know what you’d like?ย โ€“ ?ืืชื ื™ื•ื“ืขื™ื ืžื” ืืชื ืจื•ืฆื™ื

Ma lishtot? โ€“ What would you like to drink โ€“ ืžื” ืœืฉืชื•ืช?

Tirtsu ha-kol beyahad? โ€“ Would you like everything at once? โ€“ย ?ืชืจืฆื• ื”ื›ืœ ื‘ื™ื—ื“

Ma she-yotse โ€“ Whatever comes out โ€“ ืžื” ืฉื™ื•ืฆื

Miyad โ€“ Immediately โ€“ ืžื™ื™ื“

Techef โ€“ In a second โ€“ ืชื™ื›ืฃ

Ha-salat ba-derech โ€“ The salad is on its way โ€“ ื”ืกืœื˜ ื‘ื“ืจืš

Ha-salat kvar magi’a โ€“ The salad is just coming now โ€“ ื”ืกืœื˜ ื›ื‘ืจย ืžื’ื™ืข

Od rega โ€“ Just a minute โ€“ ืขื•ื“ ืจื’ืข

Sagur โ€“ Sure, You got it โ€“ ืกื’ื•ืจ

Zehirut, ze ham โ€“ Be careful, it’s hot โ€“ ื–ื”ื™ืจื•ืช, ื–ื” ื—ื

Ha-kol beseder? โ€“ Is everything ok? โ€“ ?ื”ื›ืœ ื‘ืกื“ืจ

Ta’im lecha, ta’im lach, ta’im lachem โ€“ Is it tasty (for you)? โ€“ย ?ื˜ืขื™ื ืœืš? ื˜ืขื™ื ืœื›ื

Slicha, lo ta’im li โ€“ Sorry, I don’t find it tasty โ€“ ืกืœื™ื—ื”, ืœื ื˜ืขื™ื ืœื™

Be-kef โ€“ Don’t mention it โ€“ ื‘ื›ื™ืฃ

Ein be’aya โ€“ No problem โ€“ ืื™ืŸ ื‘ืขื™ื”

Matok, metuka, metukim, metukot โ€“ ืžืชื•ืง, ืžืชื•ืงื”, ืžืชื•ืงื™ื, ืžืชื•ืงื•ืช

Metukim โ€“ Sweet stuff โ€“ ืžืชื•ืงื™ื

Kinua’ch, kinuchim โ€“ Dessert/s โ€“ ืงื™ื ื•ื—, ืงื™ื ื•ื—ื™ื

Mashehu matok? โ€“ Something sweet? โ€“ ?ืžืฉื”ื• ืžืชื•ืง

Rotsim lishmo’a al ha-metukim shelanu? โ€“ Do you guys want to hearย about our desserts? โ€“ ?ืจื•ืฆื™ื ืœืฉืžื•ืข ืขืœ ื”ืžืชื•ืงื™ื ืฉืœื ื•


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Playlist and clips:
Micha Shitrit โ€“ Ha-kol Basarย (lyrics)
Arik Einstein โ€“ Pesek Zman (lyrics)
Etnix โ€“ Tutimย (lyrics)
Arik Einstein โ€“ Lishrok Ba-Hoshech (lyrics)
Josie Katz โ€“ Etsli Ha-kol Besederย (lyrics)
Rona Kaynan –ย Ba-Derech Ha-Baita (lyrics)
Corinne Alal โ€“ Shir Be-Kef (lyrics)
Sarit Haddad โ€“ Ba-Hom Shel Tel Avivย (lyrics)

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