how do you say “to consult” in Hebrew?


People like to give advice – not many like receiving it unsolicited. The Hebrew word for advice is עצה , while pieces of advice are עצות .

For example:

יש לי כמה עצות בשיבלך.

I have a few pieces of advice for you (a male).

But solicited advice is fine. In Hebrew there’s a word for to solicit advice or to consult: להתייעץ .

For example:

אתייעץ עם המנהלת ואחזור אליכם.

I’ll consult with the (female) manager and I’ll get back to you guys.

להתייעץ is a reflexive-intensive verb of the root י.ע.צ .

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