how to say “last chance” in Hebrew (including SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT for 2017 olim)

הִזְדַּמְּנוּת אַחֲרוֹנָה, צַ’אנְס אַחֲרוֹן

This is not only a lesson, but also a special announcement for people who made aliyah in 2017.

If you’ve got some Hebrew under your belt (and if you’ve taken our Level 2 course) may know the Hebrew word for lastאחרון for something masculine and אחרונה for something feminine. These words come from the root א.ח.ר meaning late, after and other.

So that if you want to say last chance in Hebrew, you could say either הזדמנות אחרונה or צ’אנס אחרון , since הזדמנות is opportunity and צ’אנס is… well, chance.

הצ’אנס האחרון restaurant near the Dead Sea. Photo from

In context:

היום הצ’אנס האחרון לעולים חדשים להירשם לקורס חינם אצלנו.

Today is the last chance for new olim to register for a free course with us.

The back story… and the הזדמנותopportunity:

Thanks to an extended government benefit, we at Ulpan La-Inyan have been offering our courses to new immigrants to Israel of 2017, with a full government reimbursement. This benefit may continue in 2018, but the government has as of yet made no promises.

We just received word from the Israel Ministry of Immigrant Absorption (משרד הקליטה – Misrad Haklita) that they will soon no longer be able to process immigrants applying for this benefit. That means that today (December 7) is the last day we at Ulpan La-Inyan can receive registrations for this benefit.

If you or someone you know qualify for this benefit (criteria here) of a free six-month conversational-Hebrew course, now is the time to take advantage of it by taking our placement test as soon as possible.. This could be ההזדמנות האחרונה – the last opporutnity.

After having studied literature and linguistics on the bachelors level and psychology on the masters, Ami decided to draw upon his hobby of learning languages, his understanding of human thought processes and his skill of explaining complex ideas in simple terms, to found a program that enables people to speak Hebrew with confidence.

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