how to say “series” in Hebrew

how to say “series” in Hebrew

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סִדְרָה


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Today was Israel’s יוֹם הָעַצְמָאוּתIndependence Day, literally, the day of independence (yohm hah-ahts-mah-OOT).


To give you a comical glimpse into Israeli culture, I’ll refer you to a series put out by Ynet called “Pini”: pini.ynet.co.il.


The Hebrew word for a series of any kind is סִדְרָה (seed-RAH), from the word סֵדֶר (SEH-dehr), meaning order (yes, like the Passover Seder). That’s because a series is a group of things set in a particular order.


Likewise, the related English word serial is סִדְרָתִי (seed-rah-TEE) in Hebrew. So a serial killer is a רוֹצֵחַ סִדְרָתִי (roh-TSEH-ahkh seed-rah-TEE) – if it’s a male.


סדרה is also one of the terms for weekly Torah portion, though it is pronounced by the European or English-speaking rabbis who use the term as SED-rah.


שבת שלום, וסוף שבוע נעים לכולם!
Shabbat Shalom, and a pleasant weekend to all!



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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