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how to say “treadmill” and “walker” in Hebrew

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how to say “treadmill” and “walker” in Hebrew

 

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הֲלִיכוֹן

 

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The Hebrew word for treadmill is הֲלִיכוֹן listen and repeat, deriving from the verb לָלֶכֶת listen and repeat to go – whose root is ה.ל.כ (h.l.k) meaning walking or going.
 
 
 
For example:
 
הִיא מַגִּיעָה לְמָכוֹן הַכֹּשֶׁר כָּל בֹּקֶר וְהוֹלֶכֶת עַל הַהֲלִיכוֹן.
She comes (arrives) to the fitness center every morning and walks on the treadmill.
 
הליכון
 
But הליכון is also used to mean walker, as in:
 
כְּשֶׁהוּא הִגִּיעַ לְגִיל מְבֻגָּר מְאֹד, הוּא הִתְחִיל לָלֶכֶת עִם הֲלִיכוֹן.
When he reached a very old (mature) age, he started walking with a walker.
 

To disambiguate, Israelis will often refer to a treadmill as a הֲלִיכוֹן כֹּשֶׁר listen and repeat a fitness walker.

 
by Ami SteinbergerFounder and Director, Ulpan La-Inyan
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