ulpanlainyan_logo

How to Say “To Whine” in Hebrew – Ulpan La-Inyan

Mon | Jun 05

How to Say “To Whine” in Hebrew – Ulpan La-Inyan

To cry, in Hebrew, is the simple verb לבכות
. Likewise, crying or weeping is בכי
, a word that features beautifully in this Idan Raichel classic.
But what about to whine? That’s להתבכיין
, as in:
הוא לא באמת עצוב, הוא רק מתבכיין.
He isn’t really sad, he’s just whining.
להתבכיין
is a התפעל verb of the root ב.כ.י
. The התפעל
verb form has a reflexive quality – when someone whines it’s as if they’re crying over and over to themselves.
 

Share This Page

More Links

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.