how do you say “for no reason” in Hebrew?

סְתַם

The Hebrew word סתם has many meanings, including justplainjust kidding and more.

One way to use this word is to say for no reason.

For example:

את סתם דואגת.

You (a female) are worrying for nothing.

and

סתם עבדתי קשה על הפרוייקט.

I worked hard on the project for nothing.

סתם can appear in various places in the sentence, so that the above two sentences could read:

את דואגת סתם.

 and

עבדתי קשה על הפרייקט סתם.

סתם came to Hebrew via Aramaic.

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