how to say “answer” in Hebrew
Not every question has an answer.
The root of תשובה is ש.ו.ב meaning return: an answer to a question is a response or a return. But another meaning of תשובה is repentance, which is said to be an act of returning to oneself. In fact, repentance is the original meaning of תשובה.
You may also know another word meaning to answer – לענות , a simple verb of the root ע.נ.ה .
You (a male) haven’t answered my question.
There is no answer at the desired extension.
The call is being forwarded to voice mail (voice response).