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how to say “ready for action” in Hebrew

Mon | May 12

how to say “ready for action” in Hebrew

 

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מוּכָן וּמְזֻמָּן

 



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The English phrase ready for action implies that a person is on alert, prepared to do what is necessary to achieve a goal. 

The Hebrew expression מוּכָן וּמְזֻמָּן (moo-KHAHN oo-meh-zoo-MAHN), found in the literature of the Rabbis of the classical period as well as in today’s Jewish daily prayers, means essentially the same thing: ready and on alert


The word מזומן (meh-zoo-MAHN) itself comes from the root ז.מ.נ (z.m.n) meaning time. The word implies that a person who is on alert is bound by a time that will beckon. 


For example:

רֹאשׁ הָעִיר הֶחָדָשׁ מוכן ומזומן לְכָל דָּבָר.

The new mayor is ready for anything that might come his way (literally, for every thing).
(rohsh hah-EER heh-khah-DAHSH moo-KHAHN oo-meh-zoo-MAHN leh-KHOL dah-VAHR)


An example in the feminine:

הִיא מוּכָנָה וּמְזֻמֶּנֶת לְכָל מַצָּב.
She is ready for any situation.
(hee moo-khah-NAH oo-meh-zoo-MEH-net leh-KHOHL mah-TSAHV)
 
 
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