how to say “stolen” in Hebrew


You may be familiar with the eighth of the ten commandments: לא תגנוב – do not steal.

לגנוב is to steal. Likewise, something stolen is גנוב .

For example:

לא כדאי לקנות מכונית גנובה.

It’s not good (worthwhile) to buy a stolen car.

גנוב is also used in slang to refer to a person as one might in English slang: as cool.

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