how to say “to belong” in Hebrew


The basic Hebrew word for belong is שייך .

For example:

כאן הוא מרגיש שייך.

Here he feels (like he) belongs.

שייך (or שייכת if it refers to a feminine object) simply means that something or someone belongs – the belonging is not their choice. If we want to say that someone belongs to something due to their own initiative – associates oneself – the word is the התפעל verb להשתייך .

For example:

היא משתייכת לזרם הדתי-לאומי.

She associates herself with the national-religious movement.

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