how do you say “ground floor” in Hebrew?

קוֹמַת קַרְקַע

What we refer to in English as a floor of a building or a storey, in Hebrew is קומה .

For example:

באיזו קומה אתם גרים?

What floor do you guys live on?

They might answer you with:

אנחנו גרים בקומת קרקע.

We live on (the) ground floor.

Note that I pronounced קרקע ground – the way most Israelis do. A more proper but rarer pronunciation is קרקע .

קומה means floor only when speaking about a floor in a series. The floor on which we walk and babies drop things is רצפה .

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