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May 17, 2010

saying "human being" in Hebrew

בן אדם

The full term for human being in Hebrew is בֶּן אָדָם (ben ah-DAHM) - literally, son of Adam. The term refers to males and females alike, such that you might correctly say הִיא בֶּן אָדָם טוֹב (hee ben ah-DAHM tohv) - she is a good person.

Oftentimes, בן אדם gets shortened to simply אדם. You might also say, היא אדם טוב - she is a good Adam

In English it sounds really awkward. But in Hebrew it's natural.



Important Announcement

Today is the final day to register at regular price for this upcoming session (June 6 - July 15) of Ulpan La-Inyan classes. Courses will be taking place at AACI in both Jerusalem (Levels 1-5) and Tel Aviv (Levels 2 and 4).

So if you're planning to register, now's the time!




Also, happy birthday to my brother, Danny!
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