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How to Ask Questions in Hebrew

By Jill Suzanne Jacobs

Part of Hebrew For Dummies Cheat Sheet

To master Hebrew — or any language — you need to be able to ask questions. The following table lists the common question words and a few common questions that can come in useful if you’re in a Hebrew-speaking community:

Question Hebrew (pronunciation) Question Hebrew (pronunciation)
Who Mi (mee) How Eich (ech)
What Mah (mah) How much does it cost? Kamah Zeh Oleh? (kah-mah zeh oh-leh)
When Matai (mah-tye) Where are the restrooms? Eifo HaSherutim? (ay-foh hah-sheh-roo-teem)
Where Eifo (ay-foh) What’s the time? Mah HaSha’ah? (mah hah-shah-ah)
Why Lamah (lah-mah) What happened? Mah Karah? (mah kah-rah)