how do you say “cute” in Hebrew?


The Land of Israel has many names in the Bible, one of which is ארץ חמדה – translated roughly as the coveted land. The root ח.מ.ד means desire or coveting, as in the Biblical commandment לא תחמוד – do not covet.

ח.מ.ד is also the root of the words חמוד and חמודה , referring to someone or something cute – masculine feminine, respectively.

For example:

איזה גור חמוד!

What a cute puppy (cub)!

ח.מ.ד is a Semitic root that finds expression in Arabic as well, most notably in the name محمد – Muhammad. In Arabic, the root means praiseworthy.

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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