Sunday, January 17, 2010

Milat HaYom

הסתפרתי, histaparti: I got my hair cut

One word in Hebrew, five in English. CRAZINESS

This is not a revelatory milat hayom. If you have studied Hebrew for a year, maybe a bit more, you know this word. But I just got my hair cut. It's on my mind.

During the summer between fourth and fifth grade, I had a Hebrew tutor and asked her how to say "I got my hair cut" for the requisite composition (חיבור) I would write about the previous week.

She said histaparti. I was blown away.

It still gets me every time.

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