how do you say “invention” in Hebrew?
When I was growing up, some kids wanted to be firemen, others wanted to be sports stars. Most of the time, I wanted to be a movie director. But after watching episodes of Mr. Wizard, sometimes I also wanted to be an inventor.
I (a male) always love hearing about scientific inventions.
המצאה derives from the active-causative verb להמציא – to invent. להמציא also means to make up or to fabricate, as in:
You (a female) are just making up stories.