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How do we respond when someone thanks us in Hebrew? What are the equivalents of, ‘you’re welcome’, ‘don’t mention it’ and ‘it’s nothing’? Guy explains.

New Words and Expressions:

Al lo davar – You’re welcome – על לא דבר

En be’ad ma, en al ma – You’re welcome – אין בעד מה

Bevakasha – Please / here you are / you’re welcome – בבקשה

Ein be’aya – No problem – אין בעיה

Tafsik, dai / tafsiki, dai – Stop it, enough – תפסיק/תפסיקי, די

Higzamta / higzamt / higzamtem – You’re too much – הגזמתָ/הגזמתְ/הגזמתם

Be-kef – With pleasure – בכיף 

Be-simcha – With joy – בשמחה

Be-ahava – With love – באהבה

Shtuyot – Nonsense – שטויות

Ba-ktana – Nothing major – בקטנה

Toda raba lecha/ lach – Thank you (m, f.) – תודה רבה לך

Playlist and Clips:

Ep. 10 about politeness in Hebrew

Ep. no. 48 about lehafsik, to stop

Ep. 100 about toda

Ep. 122 about waiter talk and be-kef

Ep. 137 about lehagzim

Ep. 268 about No, thanks

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