The Passover feast celebrates the liberation of the ancient Israelites from slavery. Celebration is a joyous occasion in the Jewish religion.  If you have Jewish friends or family, you can impress them and get a reputation as a real mensch by learning to say "Happy Passover" the Hebrew language.
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[ Edit ] Say "Happy Passover"
- Say "Sameach" for "happy. " In Hebrew, the idea of happiness is expressed by the word" Simcha. "To say" happy "as an adjective we use" sameach ", which derives from the noun.
- This word is pronounced " sah-MEY -akh ." Use a loud "k" sound with a fast quality from the back of the neck. Do not use an English "ch" sound. 
- Use "Pesach" for "Easter. " This is the traditional Hebrew name of the holiday.
- "Passover" is pronounced " PAY sock ." It is pronounced almost exactly like these two English words. End the word again with a loud, raspy "kh" sound, not a "ch" sound.
- Turn the order of the order. In Hebrew phrases, the words in a sentence are not always in the same order as they are in English.  In this case, the adjective comes after the noun, so "Happy Passover" is actually "Pesach Sameach".
- To pronounce the whole phrase, just put the statements above: " PAY-sock sah-MEY-akh ". Congratulations yourself for learning a new Hebrew phrase!
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- Optional, put "chag" at the beginning of "Pesach sameach. " "Chag" is the traditional Hebrew word for "festival" from Scripture.  Saying "chag Pesach sameach" is basically like saying "Happy Passover Festival!" This is not really better or worse than the basic phrase above – completely different.
- "Chag" is pronounced " KHAHG ." It is similar to the English word "cog", with the same breath, furious sounds described above and used for c.
- Some sources indicate that "chag" is used especially by Sephardic Jews.
- Release "Pesach" for "Chag Sameach. " Literally, this means "Happy festival." It's a bit like saying "Happy holidays" in English.
- You can use this for most Jewish holidays, but it is best of all for Easter, Sukkot and Shavu & # 39; ot, which are technically the only religious festivals.  Chanukah and other days of celebration are technically holidays .
- Use "Chag kasher v & # 39; sameach" to impress. This is a somewhat nice way to wish for a happy holiday. The rough meaning is "Have a happy and kosher holiday." Here you refer to the Jewish concept Kashrut (religious dietary laws).
- This phrase is pronounced " KHAGH kah-SHEHR vuh-sah-MEY-akh ." "Chag" and "sameach" are pronounced in the same way as above. "Kasher" uses a light r sound pronounced at the back of the mouth – almost like a French r. Don't forget to add a very fast v sound before "sameach."
- Try "Chag Kashruth Pesach" for an Easter-specific greeting. The meaning here is similar to the phrase above: "Have a Happy Kosher Easter." The difference is that this phrase specifically mentions Easter, while the above is used for many holidays.
- You can pronounce "kashruth" as " kash-ROOT " or " kash-RUTH " – both are acceptable.  In both cases, use the tip of the tongue to create a light r-sound. This is similar to the Spanish r sound.
- Use "Happy Pesach" to cheat. Can't handle the difficult Hebrew pronunciations in this article? Try this "Henglish" option. Although not exactly a traditional weekend greeting, many English-speaking Jews use this as a convenient "shortcut" during Easter.
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- The Spiritual " The kh "sound used in these phrases can be particularly tough for English speakers to handle. Try these pronunciation examples to hear native Hebrew speakers use it. 
- This page has a sound clip of "kasher" which illustrates the difficult r-sound at the end of the word. 
[ Edit ] Related wikiHowes
- Speak Hebrew
- Learn Fluent Hebrew
[ Edit ] References
- ↑ http: //www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo/aid/871715/jewish/What-Is-Passover.htmebrit19659050vard↑ www.jewfaq.org/express.htm
- [1945 http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/making-sense-of-hebrew-syntax.html Tu 1919909052 ↑↑ http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/ 2315973 / Jewish / Holiday-Greetings.htm
- ↑ http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/2315973/jewish/Holiday-Greetings.htm
- ↑ www. jewfaq.org/express.htmebrit19659055vard↑ http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=kashruth
- ↑ ht tp: //www.forvo.com/word/chag_sameach/
- [1945 http://www.forvo.com/word/kasher/