how to say “about to” in Hebrew

עוֹמֵד ל-

Different languages have different ways of expressing that someone is about to do something. Hebrew’s way is to say literally, standing to: -עומד ל if it’s a male doing the action, and -עומדת ל if it’s a female.

For example:

אני עומד לעלות על מטוס, אחזור אליך כשאנחת.

I’m about to get on a plane, I’ll get back to you (a male) when I land.

עומד and עומדת are variations of the simple פעל verb לעמוד – to stand.

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *