If you know some basic Hebrew, look at the word above and try to spot its root.
The שֹׁרֶש or root (SHOH-resh) of the word מֵידַע (meh-ee-DAH) is י.ד.ע (y.d.a), the concept of knowledge. Using that root, מידע means information.
In contrast, the word for data is נְתוּנִים (neh-too-NEEM) - literally, givens.
At this time we're conducting an אִסּוּף מֵידָע - information gathering (ee-SOOF meh-ee-DAH) about people's preferences for Hebrew courses - for the rest of the summer and for the fall.
We've got classes in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Raanana and Efrat. If you're interested in building your conversational Hebrew ability (at all levels) let us know how we can serve you.
Today's dose of Hebrew is sponsored by Yom Tov