how to say “several” or “a few” in Hebrew


Technically, this word is supposed to be pronounced with an emphasis on the last syllable: כַּמָּה . But the sweeping majority of Israelis will look at you funny if you try saying it that way in a sentence, instead, put the emphasis on the first syllable: כמה .

The word means several, a few, how much? and how many? depending on the context.

Here’s one example:

רציתי לקנות רק כמה דברים, אבל בסוף קניתי עגלה שלמה.

I wanted to buy just a few things, but in the end I bought an entire cart (cartful).

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