how to say “to explain” in Hebrew


The Modern Hebrew word for to explainלהסביר – comes from the Aramaic root ס.ב.ר meaning thinking. Hebrew takes the root and plugs it into the active-causative הפעיל verb form.

For example:

אתה קולט אותי, או שאני צריך להסביר?

Do you (a male) get me, or do I (also a male) need to explain?


אני לא צריך להסביר למה אני שיכור היום.

I (a male) don’t need to explain why I’m drunk today.

פורים שמח!

Happy Purim!

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