how to say “an alley” in Hebrew

סִמְטָה

If you’ve taken our Level 1 course, you know the word for streetרחוב , which appears in Biblical Hebrew.

A denomination of a street – an alley is סמטה , a word first appearing in Mishnaic Hebrew. In the plural, it’s סמטאות .

For example:

הסמטאות בעיר הזאת לא מפחידות.

The alleys in this city are not scary.

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