how to say “shade” and “shadow” in Hebrew
Though physically speaking they are more or less the same, shade and shadow can mean very different things in English: shade is cool and pleasant, while shadow can be frightening, a place where monsters lurk.
Today it’s thirty five degrees (Celsius) in the shade.
I have a long shadow toward the evening.
The more negative connotation of צל arrived as Hebrew was influenced by foreign cultures. Thus we have in Ivri Lider’s song:
Let’s stand in the light and not in the shadow.