saying “human being” in Hebrew

בן אדם

The full term for human being in Hebrew is בֶּן אָדָם (ben ah-DAHM) – literally, son of Adam. The term refers to males and females alike, such that you might correctly say הִיא בֶּן אָדָם טוֹב (hee ben ah-DAHM tohv) – she is a good person.

Oftentimes, בן אדם gets shortened to simply אדם. You might also say, היא אדם טוב – she is a good Adam

In English it sounds really awkward. But in Hebrew it’s natural.

Important Announcement

Today is the final day to register at regular price for this upcoming session (June 6 – July 15) of Ulpan La-Inyan classes. Courses will be taking place at AACI in both Jerusalem (Levels 1-5) and Tel Aviv (Levels 2 and 4).

So if you’re planning to register, now’s the time!

Also, happy birthday to my brother, Danny!

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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