how to say “artist” in Hebrew

אָמָּן

Looking at the word אמן without vowels, out of context, you might think it’s the Hebrew version of amen. But if אמן appears in a phrase such as הוא אמן – he is an artist, the experienced Hebrew reader would know that it refers here to an artist.

Although there’s no ו after the letter א , the word is still pronounced ohman. When vocalized, it’s אָמָּן, where the first kamatz vowel under the א is a short one, pronounced oh instead of ah.

In context:

איך הוגים את המילה אמן?

How does one pronounce the word אמן?

and

יש בישראל אמני מוזיקה מעולים.

There are excellent music artists in Israel.

A female artist is an אמנית . Art is אמנות , and a craftsman is an אומן .

After having studied literature and linguistics on the bachelors level and psychology on the masters, Ami decided to draw upon his hobby of learning languages, his understanding of human thought processes and his skill of explaining complex ideas in simple terms, to found a program that enables people to speak Hebrew with confidence.

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