how to say “professor” in Hebrew


While פרופסור does mean professor, it’s not the word that Israelis students tend to use to refer to the person who teaches them at the university level. The word they prefer is מרצה – literally, lecturer:

גיגלתי אותה – היא מרצה בטכניון.

I googled her – she’s a professor at the Technion.

מרצה comes from the הפעיל verb להרצות – to lecture.

פרופסור is used mainly as a title, such as פרופסור איינשטיין – Professor Einstein.

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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