סְכוּם נִכְבָּד

Suppose you’ve received a nice fat check as a gift. In Hebrew, you could say:

קיבלתי סכום ממש נכבד.

I received a really nice amount.

סכום
means amount or sum. It’s related to סך הכול
the total, as well as לסכם
to summarize.

נכבד
means respectable, and is related to כבוד
meaning honor or respect, as well as כבד
meaning heavy – when we respect something, we don’t take it lightly, but rather, heavily.

Now, סכום is amount in the sense of sum, answering the question how much? What about amount in the sense of how many? Watch today’s video to find out.