how to say “to slow down” in Hebrew


You may know the Hebrew expression לאט לאט – slowly or little by little.

For example:

לאט לאט, אתם כבר תתרגלו לחיים כאן.

Little by little, you guys will get used to living here.

לאט comes from the root א.ט.ט meaning slow. In a variation of the active-causative הפעיל verb form, the root creates להאט – to slow down.

For example, a father sitting in the passenger seat on his son’s first day driving might say:

תאט, אתה נוסע מהר מדי!

Slow down, you’re going too fast!

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