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How to Say “Melody” in Hebrew – Ulpan La-Inyan

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How to Say “Melody” in Hebrew – Ulpan La-Inyan

The Hebrew word for music – מוזיקה
– comes from the same source as the English word – μουσική (mousikḗ, in Ancient Greek). Biblical Hebrew uses the proper-Hebrew word זמרה
, which today is a fancy word for “singing”.
How about a melody? Hebrew does use מלודיה
as well as the proper-Hebrew מנגינה
(related to לנגן
– to play music
) and זֶמֶר
, but when we’re talking about music put to words, the word is לחן
.
For example:
הלחן הזה בכלל לא מתאים למילים.
This melody doesn’t at all fit the words.
לחן
is a proper-word exception to the Arabic-based Hebrew lexicon, which primarily consists of slang.

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