how to say “to prefer” in Hebrew

לְהַעֲדִיף

The Hebrew word for to prefer is the active-causative להעדיף . It comes from the root ע.ד.פ meaning surplus: something we prefer has sort of a surplus in our minds over something else.

For example:

מה את מעדיפה, מרק ירקות או מרק כתום?

What do you prefer, vegetable soup or orange soup?

A preference is העדפה , while a priority is עדיפות .

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