If you know a bit of Hebrew, these words probably aren't new to you. So consider this a lesson in idiom.
In English we talk about going to the beach. If that were translated literally to Hebrew, it would be לָלֶכֶת לַחוֹף (lah-LEH-khet lah-KHOHF).
But often expressions are not translated literally. In this case, we say ללכת לַיָּם - literally, going to the sea (lah-LEH-khet lah-YAHM).
Why do I bring this up today?
Because this morning I took a bike ride from סַבְתָּא's - Grandma's (SAHV-tah) place in Tel Aviv down to South Tel Aviv along the beach... to pick up hats for the Ulpan La-Inyan students at our Tel Aviv branch at AACI.
|some of the Tel Aviv students in action|