My Level 5 class at AACI Jerusalem is composed partly of some self-proclaimed yentes - people (usually ladies) who like to talk a lot.
So the word for date (as in a non-platonic meeting between two people) came up. My students were surprised that the word for date in Hebrew is none other than דֵּייט (date).
|a דייט as featured in the hit Israeli TV series, סרוגים (Srugim)|
The truth is, דייט is the colloquial way of saying it. A more "correct" way of saying it is פְּגִישָׁה (p-gee-SHAH), but that word is the generic term for meeting and therefore doesn't carry the same punch as דייט. So don't use it to mean date in the more exciting, romantic sense.
If you like dates or talking about them, you should know that our Level 3 curriculum follows a dramatic storyline that begins with a דייט. And while we're on the topic of Level 3, we've got a new session of friendly, state-of-the-art courses starting July 25.
And don't confuse דייט with דִּייֶטָה (dee-YEH-tah) - which means diet.