how to say “to arrive” in Hebrew
If you’re studying a new foreign language, one of the first words you’re bound to come across is the one for to arrive, especially if you’re planning to visit that language’s country and tour around. If you already know some Hebrew, you likely know that לְהַגִּיעַis Hebrew’s word for to arrive or to reach a place.
But what you may not know is that the three-letter root of the word להגיע is נ.ג.ע (n.g.a), meaning touch.
What does touch have to do with arriving? When we reach an object or place, we’ve gone through a process of approaching that object or place. This process ends in touching the object we were approaching or reaching for.
A conjugation of להגיע features prominently in this classic Israeli song by Shlomo Artzi.