how to say “to climb” in Hebrew
One of my Arik Einstein favorites, אוהב להיות בבית (I Like to Be Home) is a gem of a song for people looking to get a sense of Hebrew’s so-called present tense (I say so-called, because really such “present-tense verbs” in Hebrew are participles).
The song begins:
There are people who climb mountains…
מטפסים is a variety of the active-intensive verb לטפס – to climb.
I like to climb mountains.