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.
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:
I have an appointment on Tuesday at the dentist.
It can also mean turtledove, though this has no connection to line or appointment.
Today in Israel is national Hebrew (Language) Day – יום 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.