how to say “line” or “queue” in Hebrew



If you’ve made aliyah or are thinking about doing so, this is a word you will certainly encounter in government office and when buying groceries: תור – line or queue.

For example:

יש כאן תור כאורך הגלות!

There’s a line here long like the exile!

Paradoxically, תור can also mean appointment (where you don’t have to wait in line), as in:

יש לי תור ליום שלישי אצל רופא השיניים.

I have an appointment on Tuesday at the dentist.

It can also mean turtledove, though this has no connection to line or appointment.


יום העברית – Hebrew Day

Today in Israel is national Hebrew (Language) Dayיום העברית. On this day I encourage you to learn Hebrew, so that if you get stuck בתור – in line – at least you’ll have whom to chat with. Who knows, you may even find other benefits to learning Hebrew.

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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