how to say “conditions” in Hebrew

תְנָאִים

“Sure, you can join. On one condition…”

The Hebrew word for condition is תנאי , so that the sentence above reads:

בטח, אתה יכול להצטרף, בתנאי אחד…

…assuming it’s a male being spoken to.

תנאי first appears in Mishnaic Hebrew. Its plural is תנאים , in the connected (construct) state תנאֵי , which might appear in a variety of contexts such as:

תנאי מזג אוויר

weather conditions

 and

תנאי עבודה

working conditions, which also refers to what Americans call salary and benefits.

It’s also part of a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish wedding: תנאים .

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3 Comments

  • Dear Mr. Steinberger: Thank-you very much for the e-mails. They are helpful. The sound got off by one on some of the words.

    Alter Weiner Reply
    • Fixed – thank you Alter!

      Ami Steinberger Reply
  • Thank you

    Esther Reply

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