how to say “air conditioner” in Hebrew
In Israel, air conditioners are already blowing lots of cold air on those escaping from the heat (which I don’t mind so much).
The Hebrew term for air conditioner is מַזְגָן. Its root is מ.ז.ג meaning blending or merging – the air is blended inside the machine and blown out, also blending, conditioning the air in the room. So a מזגן is literally that which blends.
In Tel Aviv, there are people who spend the whole summer with the air conditioner.
I don’t live in Tel Aviv, but if I did, I wouldn’t be one of those people.
You might also hear Israelis using the term מִזּוּג אֲוִיר. This means, literally, air conditioning, as מיזוגis the noun form of the active-intensive פִּעֵל verb, לְמַזֵּג– to blend, to merge.