how to say “chauffeur” in Hebrew

נֵהָג צָמוּד

As you may recognize, chauffeur comes directly from French. Hebrew does not borrow the word for such a personal driver from another language, but rather comes up with its own term: נהג צמוד – literally, linked driver, where נהג means driver and צמוד means linked or stuck to.

For example:

מטעמי ביטחון, הוא יתנייד במוסקווה עם נהג צמוד.

For security reasons, he will travel within Moscow with a chauffeur.

A female chauffeur  (technically a chauffeuse) is a נהגת צמודה .

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