how to say “actor” in Hebrew

שַׂחְקָן

You may know the Hebrew word for to play – לשחק . This is a פיעל verb of the root שׂ.ח.ק .

player is a שחקן if he’s a male and שחקנית if she’s a female, for example:

הוא שחקן כדורגל מפורסם.

He’s a famous soccer player.

But שחקן and שחקנית also refer to an actor or actress:

מאז שהיא הייתה ילדה היא רצתה להיות שחקנית.

Since she was a girl she’s wanted to be an actress.

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