how to say “personality” in Hebrew

אִישִׁיּוּת

Though אדם refers to today to human being and גבר is the most commonly-used word for man, איש is the most basic Hebrew word for man. The word’s counterpart is אישה , the basic word for woman in biblical as well as modern times. So it could be argued that איש is the most basic Hebrew word for person.

It’s no wonder then that personal in Hebrew is אישי – while personality is אישיות .

For example:

איך נוצרת האישיות?

How does personality form?

In this sentence the verb – נוצרת – comes before the noun – אישיות. This is often the case in Hebrew, especially when asking questions.

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.

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