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Nov 21, 2012

how to say "emergency" in Hebrew


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חֵרוּם

The Hebrew word for emergency is חֵרוּם. It first appears in recorded Hebrew in the Talmud, in the expression:

בִּשְׁעַת חֵרוּם
at a time of emergency 
Other Hebrew expressions used regularly today are:



מַצָּב חֵרוּם
an emergency situation

בְּמִקְרֶה חירום
in case of emergency

and

מִסְפַּר חירום
emergency number

Here's a page I put together with emergency phone numbers in Israel, along with other useful expressions. This page was given out at AACI's Fourth of July event in 2011.


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