how to say “to get updated” in Hebrew

Israelis all around the world love to stay up to date with what’s going on in the holy land. I imagine many Jews, regardless of whether they carry Israeli citizenship, love to do the same.
Ulpan La-Inyan’s Level 5 class allows you to do so with the Israeli radio broadcast, as students learn to understand – as well as participate in – the חֱדָשוֹת (khah-dah-SHOHT) – the news (in Hebrew).
Suppose you wanted to say, We want to get updated every time there’s a new word on this blog. Here’s how to say it in Hebrew: אֲנַחְנוּ רוֹצִים לְהִתְעַדְכֵּן כָּל פַּעַם שֶׁיֵּש  מִלָּה חֲדָשָׁה בַּבְּלוֹג הַזֶּה (ah-NAHKH-noo roh-TSEEM le-heet-ahd-KEHN kohl PAH-ahm sheh-YESH mee-LAH khah-dah-SHAH bah-BLOHG hah-ZEH).
להתעדכן is to get updated. The root? עַד כָּאן (ahd kahn) – literally, until here.

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.


  • How cool is THAT?! A shoresh that consists of two words. (These Israelis are geniuses.) Any other examples of word roots that are made up of more than one word?

    rutimizrachi Reply
  • Hi Ami

    This is my second try as posting a question. Hope this works – I am not too clever with ‘profile’.

    My question is: the root of LIGLOSH (to ski) is G.L.SH . The root of SHELEG (snow) is SH.L.G .
    The letters of the roots are the same – is it in fact the same root?


    Michele K. Reply
  • Hi Ruti!

    There certainly are other examples, some of which are verbs.

    Another word that comes to mind is רמזור (traffic light), which is a combination of the words רמז (REH-mez) – “clue” – and אור (ohr) – “light”.

    Have a great Sukkot!

    Ami Reply

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