How to say “island” in Hebrew


Oftentimes words in English use many more letters to spell than their Hebrew counterparts. One example is the word for islandאי .

Here’s the word in context, in the plural:

מדינת הוואי היא בעצם קבוצת איים באוקיינוס השקט.

The State of Hawaii is actually a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Note that Hebrew translates the Pacific Ocean as האוקיינוס השקט – literally, the quiet ocean.

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