StreetWise Hebrew Podcast

Waiter Talk... Is Everything Ok?

We have already spoken about what you say in a restaurant or at a café, but what would a waiter say to you? Host Guy Sharett prepares us with the lines that will grace our ears as we sit down for a meal or a quick Tel Avivi bite.

Waiter taking orders at a restaurant in Israel.
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We have already spoken about what you say in a restaurant or at a café, but what would a waiter say to you? Host Guy Sharett prepares us with the lines that will grace our ears as we sit down for a meal or a quick Tel Avivi bite.

Words and expressions discussed:

Bifnim o ba-huts? – Inside or outside? – ?בפנים או בחוץ

Lashevet o lakachat – For here or to go? – ?לשבת או לקחת

Tafrit – Menu – תפריט

Muchanim lehazmin? – Ready to order? – ?מוכנים להזמין

Rotsim lehazmin? – Would you guys like to order? – ?רוצים להזמין

Atem yod’im ma atem rotsim? – Do you guys know what you’d like? – ?אתם יודעים מה אתם רוצים

Ma lishtot? – What would you like to drink – מה לשתות?

Tirtsu ha-kol beyahad? – Would you like everything at once? – ?תרצו הכל ביחד

Ma she-yotse – Whatever comes out – מה שיוצא

Miyad – Immediately – מייד

Techef – In a second – תיכף

Ha-salat ba-derech – The salad is on its way – הסלט בדרך

Ha-salat kvar magi’a – The salad is just coming now – הסלט כבר מגיע

Od rega – Just a minute – עוד רגע

Sagur – Sure, You got it – סגור

Zehirut, ze ham – Be careful, it’s hot – זהירות, זה חם

Ha-kol beseder? – Is everything ok? – ?הכל בסדר

Ta’im lecha, ta’im lach, ta’im lachem – Is it tasty (for you)? – ?טעים לך? טעים לכם

Slicha, lo ta’im li – Sorry, I don’t find it tasty – סליחה, לא טעים לי

Be-kef – Don’t mention it – בכיף

Ein be’aya – No problem – אין בעיה

Matok, metuka, metukim, metukot – מתוק, מתוקה, מתוקים, מתוקות

Metukim – Sweet stuff – מתוקים

Kinua’ch, kinuchim – Dessert/s – קינוח, קינוחים

Mashehu matok? – Something sweet? – ?משהו מתוק

Rotsim lishmo’a al ha-metukim shelanu? – Do you guys want to hear about our desserts? – ?רוצים לשמוע על המתוקים שלנו