Most people who have even the most rudimentary familiarity with Hebrew know that שָׁלוֹם (shah-LOHM) means both hello and goodbye (and, literally, peace).
But to say goodbye, as in to part ways with someone – is a substantially different expression in Hebrew. The word is לְהִפָּרֵד (le-hee-pah-REHD). For example, קָשֶׁה לְהִפָּרֵד מִמִּשְׁפָּחָה (kah-SHEH le-hee-pah-REHD mee-meesh-pah-KHAH) – It’s hard to part ways with family.
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