how to say “baby” in Hebrew

how to say “baby” in Hebrew

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תִּינוֹק, תִּינוֹקֶת
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The Hebrew word for baby boy is תִּינוֹק ( listen and repeat), while the word for baby girl is תִּינוֹקֶת (listen and repeat).

When speaking of multiple babies, it’s תִּינוֹקוֹת ( listen and repeat), regardless of gender.

These words derive from the root י.נ.ק (y.n.k), which means nursing. They first appear in Mishnaic Hebrew.

For example, I wish to congratulate my friends, my colleague and assistant Lauren and her husband David, with:

הָמוֹן בְּרִיאוּת וְשִׂמְחָה לְרֶגֶל הֻלֶּדֶת הַתִּינוֹקֶת הַחֲדָשָׁה!
Lots of health and happiness on the occasion of the birth of the new baby girl!
by Ami SteinbergerFounder and Director, Ulpan La-Inyan

After having studied literature and linguistics on the bachelors level and psychology on the masters, Ami decided to draw upon his hobby of learning languages, his understanding of human thought processes and his skill of explaining complex ideas in simple terms, to found a program that enables people to speak Hebrew with confidence.

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