Hebrew Verbs for Eating and Drinking Posted by on Nov 23, 2020 in Food

Food and drinks are essential, and verbs for eating and drinking are very common in daily spoken Hebrew.

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Sentences for example with the infinitive forms:

לִשְׁתֺּת מַיׅם זֶה חָשׁוּב.

Drinking water is important.

לִלְגֺּם קְצָת אַלְכּוֹהוֹל לִפְנֵי אֲרוּחַת הַצָּהֳרַיִם זֶה לֺא כָּל כָּךְ נוֹרָא.

Sipping a little alcohol before lunch is not so bad.

גַּם אֲנִי רוֺצֶה לִטְעֺם מֵהַפַּשְׁטִידָה.

I want to taste some pie, too.

לֺא כְּדַאי לִלְעֺס קֶרַח.

It is not advisable to chew ice.

אַרְנָב אוֹהֵב לְכַרְסֵם גֶּזֶר?

Does a rabbit love nibbling carrots?

תִּזָּהֵר לֺא לִבְלֹעַ אֶת הַגַּרְעׅין שֶׁל הַזַּיׅת.

Be careful not to swallow the olive’s pit.

חָשׁוּב לֶאֱכֹל אֹכֶל בָּרִיא.

It’s important to eat healthy food.

אִי-אֶפְשָׁר לִשְׂבֹּעַ מׅסָּלָט אֶחָד קָטָן.

One small salad can’t satiate you.


Sentences for example with past tense:

שָׁתִיתִי כְּבָר שָׁלוֹשׁ כּוֹסוֹת קָפֶה הַיּוֹם.

I already drank three cups of coffee today.

לָגַמְתִּי לְגִימָה אַחַת.

I took a sip.

אֲנִי רָוִויתִי, תּוֹדָה.

I’ve drank enough, thanks.

טָעַמְתִּי מֵהַתַּבְשִׁיל שֶׁלְּךָ, מַמָּשׁ טָעִים.

I tasted your stew, it’s really delicious.

לָעַסְתִּי הֵיטֵב אֶת הַמָּזוֹן.

I chewed the food well.

כִּרְסַמְתִּי קְצָת מֵהַגְּבִינָה.

I nibbled on some of the cheese.

בָּלַעְתִּי הַכֹּל.

I swallowed it all.

אָכַלְתִּי אֲרוּחַת בֹּקֶר בְּמִסְעָדָה.

I had breakfast at a restaurant.

הָאֲרוּחָה הָיְתָה טְעִימָה, אֲנִי שָׂבַעְתִּי.

The meal was delicious, I’m full.


Sentences for example with present tense:

אֲנִי שׁוֹתֶה קָפֶה כֹּל יוֺם.

I drink coffee every day.

אֲנִי בְּדֶרֶךְ כְּלָל טוֹעֵם מָה שֶׁאֲנִי מְבַשֵּׁל.

I usually taste what I cook.

אֲנִי לוֺעֵס הֵיטֵב עׅם הַשִּׁינַּיִים.

I chew well with my teeth.

אֲנִי שׁוֺמַעַת אוֺתוֺ מְכַרְסֵם קְרֶקֶר.

I hear him nibbling on a cracker.

אֲנִי אוֹכֵל הַרְבֵּה יְרָקוֹת.

I eat a lot of vegetables


Sentences for example with future tense:

אֲנִי אֶשְׁתֶּה אַחֲרֵי הָאִמּוּן.

I’ll drink after the training.

כְּשֶׁהַמַּאֲפֶה יִהֲיֶה מוּכָן, אֲנִי אֶטְעַם בְּשִׂמְחָה.

When the pastry will be ready, I would love to taste it.

הַכֶּלֶב יִלְעַס כֹּל צַעֲצוּעַ לְעִיסָה שֶׁתָּבִיא לוֺ.

The dog will chew any chewing toy you bring him.

מָחָר נֹאכַל אֲרוּחַת עֶרֶב יַחַד.

Tomorrow we’ll have dinner together.


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