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It's summertime and everybody is going somewhere for hofesh, holiday.

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It’s summertime and everybody is going somewhere for hofesh, holiday. That being the case, let’s talk about flights, package deals and checking-in –Hebrew style.

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Words and expressions discussed:

Hofesh – Holiday –חופש

Ha-hofesh ha-gadol – The summer holiday –החופש הגדול

Hofesh ha-dibur – Freedom of speech –חופש הדיבור

Hufsha – Vacation –חופשה

Hufsha mishpachtit – family vacation –חופשה משפחתית

Hofshi ze legamrei levad – To be free means to be completely on your own –חופשי זה לגמרי לבד

Lakachat hofesh – to take days off –לקחת חופש

Ani be-hofesh – I am on holiday –אני בחופש

Latus, tisa – To fly, flight –לטוס, טיסה

Tisa haloch va-shov – A Round trip flight –טיסה הלוך וָשוב

Hazmana – Reservation, booking, order, invitation –הזמנה

“Chevrot hateufa zihu et ha-nekuda ha-regisha etsel ha-nosea ha-israeli, ha-chalom lehisthadreg le-machleket asakim.”

The airlines recognized the Israeli passenger’s soft spot, the dream to be upgraded to business class.

חברות התעופה זיהו את הנקודה הרגישה אצל הנוסע הישראלי, החלום להשתדרג למחלקת עסקים.

Shidrug – Upgrade –שִדרוג

Leshadreg mishehu – To upgrade someone –לשדרג מישהו

Shudragti – I was upgraded –שוּדרגתי

Lehishtadreg – To be upgraded –להשתדרג

Havilat nofesh – holiday package deal –חבילת נופש

Ichur, ikuv – delay –איחור, עיכוב

Linchot, nechita – To land, landing –לנחות, נחיתה

Lehmari, hamra’a – To take off, take off –להמריא, המְראה

Moshav – seat –מושב

Lehazmin moshav – To reserve a seat – להזמין מושב

Kartis aliya la-matos – Boarding pass –כרטיס עלייה למטוס

Nose’a – Passenger –נוסע

Ani nose’a – I am going –אני נוסע

Ani Ha-nose’a – I am the passenger –אני הנוסע

Rishum la-tisa – Check-in –רישום לַטיסה

Kvuda, Mit’an – luggage –כבוּדה, מטען

Mizvada – Suitcase –מזוודה

Tik yad – hand bag –תיק יד

Ma’avar – Transit –מַעֲבר

Tisat hemshech – Connecting flight –טיסת הֶמשך

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