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how to say “to land” in Hebrew

לִנְחוֹת If להמריא is to take off, לנחות is to land. For example: רק עכשיו המראנו, ואתה כבר שואל מתי נוחתים? We just took off, and you’re already asking when we’re landing? לנחות is a simple פעל verb of the root נ.ח.ת. which is about going down. Landing is נחיתה.

By Ami Steinberger | April 8, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “takeoff” in Hebrew

הַמְרָאָה The Hebrew word for takeoff is המראה, as in: שעת ההמראה היא תשע בבוקר. Takeoff time is nine AM. המראה comes from the הפעיל verb להמריא of the root מ.ר.א, a word that appears only once in Biblical Hebrew, and that in the linguistically-obscure (and otherwise enigmatic) Book of Job. But that doesn’t matter, since in […]

By Ami Steinberger | April 7, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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By Ami Steinberger | April 5, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Weekly YDDH Review

חֹמֶר לְשִׁנּוּן Review Material You spent time on your Hebrew this week. Use these review materials to make it yours to keep.      To take full advantage of the review material, click on “Choose a study mode” in the bottom right corner of the box above. שבת שלום, וסוף שבוע נעים! Shabbat Shalom, […]

By Ami Steinberger | April 5, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “mustache” in Hebrew

שָׂפָם The word mustache came to English via French, but it likely originated in Medieval Greek where it meant something to the effect of the part of the body with which one chews. The Hebrew word is שפם, as in: פעם שפם היה באופנה, אבל היום זה זקן צרפתי. A mustache used to be in fashion, but […]

By Ami Steinberger | April 4, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “goatee” in Hebrew

זָקָן צָרְפָתִי In yesterday’s dose we saw that the Hebrew word for beard is זקן. The style that in English is named after a barnyard animal – a goatee – in Hebrew is זקן צרפתי – literally, a French beard. For example: גילחתי את רוב הזקן ונשאר זקן צרפתי. I shaved most of my (the) beard and a […]

By Ami Steinberger | April 3, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “beard” in Hebrew

זָקָן The Hebrew word for beard is זקן, as in: יפה לך זקן! You look good with a beard! The letters in this word look identical to those of the word for elderly man – זקֵן, but the two are not related. What today is a single letter ז (Zayin) represented in ancient times two distinct sounds: z […]

By Ami Steinberger | April 2, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “looks good on you” in Hebrew

יָפֶה לְךָ You can say to a man in Hebrew, זה נראה טוב עליך – literally, this looks good on you. To a woman, switch עליך with עלייך. But that’s a direct translation from English. A more culturally-authentic Hebrew expression is יפה לךָ to a male and יפה לָך to a female. These mean literally, nice for […]

By Ami Steinberger | April 1, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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how to say “curls” in Hebrew

תַּלְתַּלִּים Some people have שיער חלק – straight (literally, smooth) hair. Others have תלתלים – curls or waves. For example: כשהייתי ילד, היו לי תלתלים. When I was a boy, I had curls. Curly hair is שיער מתולתל, where מתולתל derives from the פועל verb form. תלתלים comes from the Hebrew Bible where it appears once: קְוֻצּוֹתָיו, תַּלְתַּלִּים שְׁחֹרוֹת […]

By Ami Steinberger | March 31, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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By Ami Steinberger | March 29, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Weekly YDDH Review

חֹמֶר לְשִׁנּוּן Review Material You spent time on your Hebrew this week. Use these review materials to make it yours to keep.      To take full advantage of the review material, click on “Choose a study mode” in the bottom right corner of the box above. שבת שלום, וסוף שבוע נעים! Shabbat Shalom, […]

By Ami Steinberger | March 29, 2019 | Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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