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how to say “delegation” in Hebrew

  having trouble seeing the print? מִשְׁלַחַת  listen and repeat Conversational Hebrew  Starting Soon…  REGISTER NOW!       The word מִשְׁלַחַת listen and repeat means delegation. It comes from the word לִשְׁלוֹחַ, an active-simple verb, meaning to send, of the root שׁ.ל.ח (sh.l.kh).       For example:   הַמִּשְׁלַחַת הַיִּשְׂרָאֵלִית הִגִּיעָה לַפִילִיפִּינִים. The Israeli delegation arrived at the Philippines.  listen    A synonym is נְצִיגוּת listen and repeat, meaning literally representation.   by Ami Steinberger, Founder and Director, Ulpan La-Inyan

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how to say “I’m no pushover” in Hebrew

  having trouble seeing the print? אֲנִי לֹא פְרָאיֶיר (פְרָיֶר)  listen and repeat   Conversational Hebrew  Starting Soon…  REGISTER NOW!        A more accurate translation of the phrase אֲנִי לֹא פְרָאיֶיר listen and repeat is I’m no sucker, but the word sucker has fallen out of favor, having become somewhat foreign to English speakers in its meaning of someone naive, who easily taken advantage of. We tend to say pushover instead. Moreover, the concept

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how to say “temptation” in Hebrew

  having trouble seeing the print? פִּתּוּי  listen and repeat   Conversational Hebrew  Starting Soon…  REGISTER NOW!          The Torah portion to be read this Shabbat by Jews around the world tells the story of Joseph, who is sold by his brothers and eventually is given a job as caretaker in the home of a minister of Egypt… whose wife attempts to seduce the young Israelite.       The

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how to say “cow” and other domestic animals in Hebrew

  having trouble seeing the print? פָּרָה  listen and repeat   Ancient Israel was the nexus of its world, the crossroads of trade routes running from Assyria in the north to Egypt in the south… and from India in the East to Mauretania (ancient Morocco) in the west.       A popular mode of long-term transportation in those days was by caravan of camels. The Hebrew word for camel is גָּמָל listen and

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how to say “to cough” in Hebrew

  having trouble seeing the print? לְהִשְׁתָּעֵל  listen and repeat If you’re like me and you’ve got a cough that is taking its sweet time to go way, raise your hand.   The Hebrew word for to cough is לְהִשְׁתָּעֵל listen and repeat, a reflexive-intensive verb of the root שׁ.ע.ל (sh.a.l) meaning depth and hollowness – when we cough, we exhale air rapidly and noisily from the depths of the hollow cavities called our lungs.  

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how to say “education” in Hebrew

  having trouble seeing the print? חִנּוּךְ, הַשְׂכָּלָה  listen and repeat     In English, we might talk about grammar-school education, high-school education and a college education, but we use only one noun – education – and add an adjective to get more specific about the level.   Hebrew, however, uses two distinct words for two levels of education:   חִנּוּךְ listen and repeat refers to education received at home or at school through the end of high school.    And הַשְׂכָּלָה listen and repeat refers

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how to say “to live in a dream world” in Hebrew

  having trouble seeing the print? חָי בְּסֶרֶט  listen and repeat   Conversational Hebrew  Classes Starting Soon…  REGISTER NOW!        Philosophers and fashion gurus alike argue over whether art imitates life, or whether life imitates art.    Regardless of the majority, there certainly are people who model their lives after the movies, to a greater or lesser extent. Often such imitation distances them from their peers… since they’re living in the

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how to say “encounter” in Hebrew

  having trouble seeing the print? מִפְגָּשׁ  listen and repeat   Conversational Hebrew  Starting Soon… Also in Modiin! REGISTER NOW!      See review material  at the end of today’s dose!     Last week we defined the Hebrew word מִפְגָּשׁ listen and repeat as referring to an informal meeting or a gathering of friends.   There’s another, more dramatic meaning to the word: encounter.        For example:   בְּפַרַשַׁת וַיִּשְׁלַח, קוֹרְאִים עַל מִפְגָּשׁוֹ שֶׁל

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how to say “neck,” and other body parts, in Hebrew

  having trouble seeing the print? צַוָּאר  listen and repeat     Conversational Hebrew  Starting Soon…  REGISTER NOW!          In the Torah portion to be read this week by Jews around the world, the Hebrew word for neck – צַוָּאר listen and repeat – appears prominently, especially in Midrashic interpretations of the Biblical text.   Now, צוואר is a masculine noun, as are several other parts of the body. For example:   לְגִ’ירָפָה

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how to say “delivery man” in Hebrew

  having trouble seeing the print? שָׁלִיחַ  listen and repeat Conversational Hebrew  Starting Soon… Also in Modiin! REGISTER NOW!      For those of you who have been to Chabad houses in various parts of the world, or have contacted the Jewish Agency or Nefesh B’Nefesh about making aliyah, the word שָׁלִיחַ listen and repeat – emissary – may ring a bell.   In Modern Hebrew, the word שליח refers to a bearer of items or of

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