Near and between

HebrewDane

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English (USA)
This is just a simple question. I'll be visiting Israel this fall if all goes well. I am staying on street in center city.
If I wanted to tell the taxi driver where to take me how might I say "it's near Rothschild Blvd" and "it's between Rothschild Blvd and Yehuda Ha-Levi street?" Also when people give house or building numbers in an address do they say, for example "One one seven" for 117 or "one hundred seventeen?" Does it matter? Thanks....
 
  • shalom00

    Senior Member
    English - US
    הוא קרוב לשדרות רוטשילד.
    הוא בין שדרות רוטשילד לרחוב יהודה הלוי.
    מאה ושבע עשרה​
     

    Abaye

    Senior Member
    Hebrew
    For "it's near Rothschild Blvd" I may also say ליד שדרות רוטשילד "leyad sderot rotschild".

    In regard to 117, one thing about (US?) English that always surprises me is how they say for example "twenty twenty one" for 2021. We say solely אלפיים עשרים ואחת, "two thousands twenty one". So for 117 neither "one one seven" nor "one seventeen" works, only "one hundred and seventeen" מאה ושבע עשרה me-a ushva` `esre (sign ` is for ayin, non-Semites may just not pronounce it. Ushva` is colloquially, and much more often, veshva`).
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    HebrewDane

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    English (USA)
    For "it's near Rothschild Blvd" I may also say ליד שדרות רוטשילד "leyad shderot rotschild".

    In regard to 117, one thing about (US?) English that always surprises me is how they say for example "twenty twenty one" for 2021. We say solely אלפיים עשרים ואחת, "two thousands twenty one". So for 117 neither "one one seven" nor "one seventeen" works, only "one hundred and seventeen" מאה ושבע עשרה me-a ushva` `esre (sign ` is for ayin, non-Semites may just not pronounce it. Ushva` is colloquially, and much more often, veshva`).
    Thanks for the detailed reply. I sort of figured that Israelis would say the whole number and not shorten it like we do here in the US. My house number is 7732 and if I tell someone what it is I say either "seven seven three two" or maybe "seventy seven thirty two" but it's apparent that Hebrew doesn't do that.
    Fortunately I've been studying a lot with Hebrew numbers. I've gotten quite good I think. Even with some of the more complex ones. Well, at least complex for me.
    Thanks again.
     
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