ערך

The Hebrew word for value, as in “Ulpan La-Inyan courses are an excellent value”, is עֶרֶך (EH-rekh). 
 
To express that you respect a person – that you evaluate this person positively – you’d use the word לְהַעֲרִיך (le-hah-ah-REEKH). For example, you might say מְנַחֵם בֶּגִין הָיָה קָל לְהַעֲרִיך (meh-NAH-khem BEH-gheen hah-yah kahl le-hah-ah-REEKH) – Menachem Begin was easy to respect.


Don’t confuse להעריך with להאריך (with an alef), which means to lengthen.


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3 Comments

  • There is a expression on a music from Yeal Golan “תביני אין בערך”. I think here the word ערך do not means value. What does this expression means? Thank you very much!

    Samuel Monteiro Reply
  • בערך means ‘approximately’ or ‘more or less’, so that תביני אין בערך means, “you should understand, there is no ‘more or less'”.

    Ami Steinberger Reply
    • Thank you very much! תודה רבה!

      Samuel Monteiro Reply

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