Have you ever wanted to greet a Jewish or an Israeli friend on their birthday? Doing so in English is of course acceptable, but how about adding some fun and surprise them with this very easy Hebrew phrase? Happy birthday in Hebrew!
Yom huledet Sameach
יום הולדת שמח
To say Happy birthday in Hebrew, it is quit easy, the phrase is a 3-word sentence, since birthday is actually two words in Hebrew. Birth and day.
So here is the phrase in details
יום הולדת שמח
yom huledet sameach
יום = yom means “day”
הולדת = huledet means “birth”
שמח = sameach means “happy”
As you notice, in Hebrew the adjective comes after the noun, unlike in English or German or other Latin-oriented languages. So we literally say “birthday happy”.
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Why stop at telling people “happy birthday”? You can speak Hebrew! Yes you can. Saying “hello”, “nice to meet you”, “which is the road to Tel Aviv?” are all easy phrases, as easy as “yom huledet sameach”! All you have to get is some courage and a good Hebrew course that teaches you how to really SPEAK the language. Try Pimsleur, you might be surprised.
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