how to say “rotten” in Hebrew

רָקוּב

Even the word itself sounds kind of rotten: רקוב .

Here’s the word in action:

זרוק לפח את הבננות – הן רקובות.

Throw the bananas into the garbage – they’re rotten. (spoken to a male)

To rot is להירקב , a nifal verb. This is one of many examples that indicate that the נפעל verb structure does not always generate passive verbs. Learn the נפעל pattern here.

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