how to say “to purchase”

how to say “to purchase”

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Yesterday, we saw the Hebrew word for shopping – קְנִיּוֹת– which comes from the verb, to buy – לִקְנוֹת.
In English, we have the everyday verb to buy, as well as higher-register verbs to purchase and to acquire.
Hebrew is no different: while לקנות is the everyday verb, לִרְכּוֹשׁa word appearing in abundance in Biblical Hebrew, denotes the act of purchasing something of greater substance.
For example:
הִיא רָכְשָׁה* כַּרְטִיסִים לַמַּחֲזֶמֶר.
She purchased tickets to the musical.
The act of purchasing or acquiring is רְכִישָׁה.
For example:
בְּיַחַד הֵם הֵקִימוּ קְבוּצַת רְכִישָׁה.
Together they established an acquisitions group.
Likewise, something that has been acquired – property – is רְכוּשׁ. And the business activity of acquisitions or procurement is called רֶכֶשׁ.

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