how to say “it suits you” in Hebrew

מַחְמִיא לְךָ

We’ve seen that the word for compliment in Hebrew is מחמאה .

To pay a compliment is either לתת מחמאה – literally, to give a compliment, or the הפעיל verb להחמיא , for example:

תחמיא לי, דוד.

Give me a compliment, David.

But להחמיא is not just to pay a compliment. People also use it to mean that an item compliments a person – it suits them, looks good on them..

For example:

החולצה הזאת ממש מחמיאה לך, שרה.

This shirt really suits you, Sarah.

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