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Anonymous asked in TravelAfrica & Middle EastIsrael · 1 decade ago

What's the regular greeting in Israel?

Shalom Aleikhum?

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  • dandyl
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    * Shalom. (shah-lohm; Hello; peace.)

    * Mah Ha'Inyanim? (mah hah-in-yah-neem; How are things?)

    * Mah Nishmah? (mah neesh-mah ; What's up?)

    * Mah Shlomcha? (mah sh-lohm-chah; How are you? Literally: How is your welfare?) (Masculine)

    * Mah Shlomech? (mah sh-loh-mehch; How are you? Literally: How is your welfare?) (Feminine)

    * Mah Shlom'chem? (mah sh-lohm-chehm; How are you?) (Masculine Plural/ Feminine Plural)

    Ah, but parting is such sweet sorrow. When you have to hit the road, use one of these phrases to say good-bye:

    * Shalom. (shah-lohm; Peace.)

    * Kol Tuv. (kohl toov; Be well.)

    * L'hitraot. (leh-hee-trah-oht; See you soon.)

    Greeting all day long

    In Hebrew, as in every other language, the time of day you greet a person often determines what you say. But Hebrew throws a bit of a twist into the standard mix. It also contains particular greetings that depend on whether you greet someone before or after the Jewish Sabbath. The Sabbath starts when the sun begins to set on Friday night and ends about 25 hours later at sundown on Saturday night when the sun has completely set.

    In the morning, you can say Boker Tov (boh-kehr tohv; good morning). If someone greets you in this manner, you can say Boker Tov right back to him or her, or you can say Boker Or (boh-kehr ohr;morning light). In the afternoon, you can say Tzohora'im Tovim (tzoh-hoh-rye-eem toh-veem; good afternoon). In response, you can simply repeat the same words back.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Shalom which actually means peace is used as hello/hi.

    Shalom Aliechem which means peace onto you is used by the orthodox sect as a form of welcome back after not seeing each other for a while but it's not used by the general population

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  • 1 decade ago

    Depends. Saying hello can just be "Shalom". Some Israelis say "Hi".

    Whats up - mah ha enyanim?

    Good morning - Boker Tov

    Good evening - erev tov

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  • kismet
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Hebrew speakers say "shalom".

    Arabic speakers say "asalaam aleikum".

    Many people say "ahalaaan!"

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hi ma nishma

    Hi, what's happening

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  • 1 decade ago

    ma shlom ha......shalom aleichem is never used

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    man ish ma?

    how r u?

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  • lol. i dont know. i say "assalmu alaykom" in palestine..not israel

    have a nice day ^_^

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