how to say “balcony” in Hebrew
The part of a house or apartment that juts out and provides space for leisure furniture is called in Hebrew a מרפסת . This structure can appear on the ground floor, so that in English it would be called a porch or a veranda. It can also spring forth from an above-ground level, in which case it’s a balcony.
This apartment has three balconies.
מרפסת makes its debut in Mishnaic Hebrew, where we also find the Aramaic word גזוזטרא (in Hebrew, spelled גזוזטרה) referring to a מרפסת with a banister or a railing meant to protect people from falling – a מעקה .