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how to say “roommate” and “business partner” in Hebrew…

שותף   Perhaps you know the Hebrew word for to participate – לְהִשְׁתַּתֵּף (le-heesh-tah-TEHF). The root is ש.ת.פ (sh.t.p) – the concept of sharing.   A partner in a financial situation – be it people sharing a house (roommates/house mates), partners in a business venture, or partners in a noble cause (which, inevitably, demands capital) – […]

By Ami Steinberger | November 8, 2010 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “to decipher” in Hebrew…

לפענח   When I walked up to my first exhibit at the British Museum last Monday, I was surprised, excited and humbled to find myself face-to-face with the Rosetta Stone.   Thanks for the picture, Mark!   Yes, this stone is the namesake of some of the best software for learning a foreign language (I […]

By Ami Steinberger | November 7, 2010 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Nov
04
2010

how to say “absurd” in Hebrew…

מגוחך No connection to anything, just a word that popped into my head: the Hebrew word for absurd is מְגֻחָך (me-goo-KHAHKH). For example, קוֹפִים עָפִים מִסָּבִיב לַיָּרֵחַ זֶה דָּבָר מְגוּחָך (koh-FEEM ah-FEEM mee-sah-VEEV lah-yah-REH-ahkh zeh dah-VAHR me-goo-KHAHKH) – Monkeys flying around the moon is something absurd. You know what else is מגוחך? Passing up the opportunity […]

By Ami Steinberger | November 4, 2010 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 2 Comments
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how to say “to sing off-key” or “to counterfeit” in Hebrew…

לזייף   כֶּסֶף מְזֻיַּף (KEH-sef me-zoo-YAHF) is counterfeit money. לְזַיֵּף (le-zah-YEF) is to counterfeit. The root of both is ז.י.פ (z.y.p/f).   One can also counterfeit a decent voice while singing. In English we call this phenomenon singing off-key. In Hebrew, we call it לזייף – to sing off-key – or זִיּוּף (zee-YOOF) – the act of singing […]

By Ami Steinberger | November 3, 2010 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Nov
01
2010

how to say “tourist” in Hebrew…

תייר, תיירת I’m writing to you from an Internet center (“centre”) in Central London. I just spent the afternoon touring with a friend. We went to the British Museum, the Wallace Collection and walked around Oxford Street. London’s a cool place. In the next couple days perhaps I’ll upload a picture/photo of my trip/journey (mixing […]

By Ami Steinberger | November 1, 2010 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 2 Comments
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Oct
31
2010

how to say “to train someone” in Hebrew…

להכשיר Following yesterday’s word, כִּשָּׁרוֹן (kee-shah-ROHN) – talent, I’ve got a related word from the same root (כ.ש.ר – k.sh.r). To cause someone to be prepared for a task or to train someone is לְהַכְשִׁיר (le-hahkh-SHEER). For example, אֲנִי הוֹלֵךְ לְהַכְשִׁיר מִישֶׁהוּ בְּרַעֲנָנָה (ah-NEE hoh-LEKH le-hahkh-SHEER MEE-sheh-hoo be-rah-ah-NAH-nah) – I’m going to train someone in Raanana… for […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 31, 2010 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Oct
28
2010

how to say “knack” or “talent” in Hebrew…

כשרון You probably know the Hebrew word for Kosher – כָּשֵׁר (kah-SHEHR). Literally, the word means prepared. The root כ.ש.ר (k.sh.r) is also used to imply that someone is naturally prepared for some task; that the person has talent or a knack for it. The word for talent or knack is כִּשָּׁרוֹן (kee-shah-ROHN). To say that a person is talented, you’d […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 28, 2010 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Oct
27
2010

how to say “launching” in Hebrew…

השקה Perhaps you know the Hebrew word for a kiss – נְשִׁיקָה (ne-shee-KAH). To cause something to kiss – such as making a new boat “kiss” the water for the first time, or launching it – is לְהַשִּׁיק (le-hah-SHEEK).  Likewise, the act of launching a new boat, product or service is הַשָּׁקָה (hah-shah-KAH). Launching our Raanana branch… and our […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 27, 2010 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Oct
26
2010

how to say “suggestion” in Hebrew…

הצעה   To suggest is לְהַצִּיע (le-hah-TSEE-ah).    A suggestion is a הַצָּעָה (hah-tsah-AH).  For example, אֲנִי פָּתוּחַ לְהַצָּעוֹת לְתָכְנִית הָרַדִיוֹ שֶׁלִּי (ah-NEE pah-TOO-ahkh le-hah-tsah-OHT le-tohkh-NEET hah-RAH-dee-yoh sheh-LEE) – I’m open to suggestions for my radio program.   Yes, if you’ve got a piece of Israeli music that you always wished you understood – the words, the […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 26, 2010 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Oct
25
2010

how to say “to expand” in Hebrew…

להרחיב   If you’ve had some Hebrew education, chances are you know the Modern Hebrew word for street – רְחוֹב (re-KHOHV). The word comes from the root ר.ח.ב (r.kh.b), which is the concept of width.   To expand something is לְהַרְחִיב (le-hahr-KHEEV). Likewise, the act of expanding or an expansion is הַרְחָבָה (hahr-khah-VAH).    For example, אֻלְפָּן לָעִנְיָן מַרְחִיב […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 25, 2010 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Oct
23
2010

how to say “to take into consideration” in Hebrew…

להתחשב The Hebrew root ח.ש.ב (kh.sh.b) has the core meaning of thinking. It generates ancient words such as חוֹשֵׁב (khoh-SHEV) – thinking, thinker, architect… as well as contemporary words such as מַחְשֵׁב (mahkh-SHEV) – computer, and חַשָּׁב (khah-SHAV) – accountant (synonym for רואה חשבון, which we had the other week). Another use of the ח.ש.ב root […]

By Ami Steinberger | October 23, 2010 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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