Israelis are very proud of their culture and language. Not every tourist can understand oral Hebrew, and the written language is even harder. Some find it impossibly difficult to learn Hebrew the usual way, reading books and sitting for hours memorizing words from vocabularies. In a modern world when everyone is busy with a lot of diverse issues and various business affairs, it seems hard to find time for monotonous and punctilious language studies.
“Some wonderful idea of so-called Street Hebrew language education”
Language practice in a foreign country seems far more productive in terms of language learning, which is very reasonable. Especially in such a beautiful and friendly country as Israel. If oral Hebrew is easier to learn while being in Israel, what about written language?
Aufgang Travel has an answer for you. Special for our readers, we have found a wonderful idea of so-called Street Hebrew language education. ‘What do you mean?” – you are going to ask. It’s all simple. When you come to Israel, follow the signs. Try to memorize and make pictures of the different words and phrases written on signs along the streets of any Israeli city.
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Messing around with some #Hebrew lettering name signs. On reclaimed pallet wood. The top 2 are for my kids. >>>>> Soon will be available on my Etsy store. #hebrewname #hebrewlattering #hebrewsign #Recycled #Reclaimed #PalletWood #NameSign #Woodworking #IMake #ByRafi #impressionjudaica
If you have no idea what a phrase means, ask locals. They are very positive and friendly, so you will not wait long for an answer. However, if there are no locals nearby, or you are simply a very shy person, search for the Hebrew phrases with translation apps or sites.
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Never mind, at least I tried= this graffiti is basically what I tell myself all day, every day 😂 #לאנוראלפחותניסיתי #nevermindatleastitried #nevermind #selfdeception #graffitioftheday #graffiti #funnygraffiti #graffitiart #graffititelaviv #telavivwallsspeak #telavivwalls #stuffyouseeonthestreet #telavivlife #graffitigram #hebrewgraffiti #גרפיטיבתלאביב #גרפיטי #גרפיטימצחיק #רחובותתלאביב #צוחקתעםעצמי #מילותחוכמהבאמצעהדרך #wisewords #wisewordsonwednesdays
If you’re a visual lover, stroll along the cozy streets of Israeli towns and cities to explore street art. A lot of graffiti will help you to learn the language. Moreover, they are bright and often go with a picture. So, the meaning could be comprehensible.
But anyway, as we often say to our clients, it is always better to learn the language BEFORE you go to a country. Or simply learn some useful phrases. For those who are planning a trip to the Holy Land, we have prepared a few podcasts of the most useful phrases and interesting facts of street Hebrew:
Audio sourse: tlv1.fm/content/episodes/streetwise-hebrew/