how to say “embassy” in Hebrew


The Hebrew word for ambassador was coined by former Prime Minister of Israel, Moshe Sharett. He took the Biblical-Hebrew root ש.ג.ר meaning offspring or offshoot, used his imagination and came up with שגריר – someone sent off to another country to represent his/her own.

And embassy? That’s שגרירות .

For example:

העברת שגרירות ארה"ב לירושלים מעידה על כך שירושלים תחת ריבונות ישראלית.

Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem indicates that Jerusalem is under Israeli sovereignty.

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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