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shalom = hello, goodbye, peace
boker tov = good morning
erev tov = good evening
layla tov = good night
todah = thank you
todah raba = thank you very much
bevakasha = please (and also "you're welcome" in response to saying "todah")
le'hitra'ot = goodbye
eyfoh hasherutim = where are the toilets? (always good to know for those "urgent" moments!)
lama? = why?
ma nishma? or ma koreh? or ma hamatzav? = whassup?
beseder = ok/fine (can be used as a response to any of the above "whassup" questions)
balagan = a uniquely israeli word meaning mess/chaos. we use it quite regularly over here!
nachon ("ch" = same pronunciation as the spanish "j") = that's right, correct
mis'ada = restaurant
tafrit = menu
cafeh hafuch (see "nachon" for pronunciation of "ch") = the closest you'll get to cappucino coffee in israel
al tagid li shtuioth = don't tell me nonsense
kama ze oleh?= how much does it cost?
eyn bayah = no problem
na'im me'od = pleased to meet you
mayim, b'vakeshah = water, please
eyfo tachanat autobus? = where is the bus stop?
bishvil matana, b'vakeshah = literally, "it's for a gift, please"; in effect, "please gift-wrap this item"