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.


  • 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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