Sunday, May 2, 2010

Milot HaYom

A few Hebrew vocabulary words for your Sunday afternoon.

This one, courtesy of Guy.

פרסה, parsah: noun; a hoof, a horseshoe, a u-turn
לפרסס, lefarses: verb;  to make a u-turn

The word for making a u-turn in Hebrew is the same as the one for "horse shoe" or "hoof" — naturally enough, the shape of the u-turn.

דוגרי, dugri: noun; straight talk, to the point.

Israelis are known for saying what's on their minds, cutting through the polite platitudes which are common in America. Let's cut to the chase – בוא נדבר דוגרי.

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