כֶּסֶף כִּיס

pocket money - כסף כיסOne of the first words you’d learn in any basic Hebrew course is כסף – money.

Another word that’s useful but far less ubiquitous is כיס – pocket.

For example, a security guard at the airport might instruct you (a male):

תרוקן את הכיסים.

Empty your (the) pockets.

Putting כסף and כיס together, we get כסף כיס – pocket money.

For example:

סבתא נתנה לי כסף כיס.

Grandma gave me pocket money.

2 Comments

  • Hi
    You say pocket money is כסף כיס but it seems to be while that wording is used, the phrase דמי כיס is more common.

    Yitzchok Reply
    • You’re right.

      Ami Steinberger Reply

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