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Dec 13, 2012

how to say "doesn't go together with..." in Hebrew


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לֹא עוֹלֶה בְּקָנֶה אֶחָד

this week's video dose of Hebrew!
In the Torah portion to be read this Shabbat by Jews around the world, Pharaoh dreams about wheat, cattle and the future of Ancient Egypt:


וְהִנֵּה שֶׁבַע שִׁבֳּלִים עֹלֹת בְּקָנֶה אֶחָד, בְּרִיאוֹת וְטוֹבוֹת...
(בראשית מ"א:כ"ב)
And behold, seven heads of grain growing (literally, rising) on a single stalk - (they were) healthy and good... (Genesis 41:22)


This imagery of different heads of grain growing together lends itself to the Hebrew expression used today to mean different ideas cooperating - לַעֲלוֹת בְּקָנֶה אֶחָד (literally, to rise in one stalk). Far more commonly, however, speakers will use the opposite expression:


הַדֵּעוֹת שֶׁל הַשְּׂמֹאל וְהַיָּמִין לֹא עוֹלוֹת בְּקָנֶה אֶחָד.
The opinions of the left and the right don't go together.
שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם וְסוֹף שָׁבוּעַ נָעִים לְכֻלָּם!
Shabbat Shalom, and a pleasant weekend to all!


חַג חֲנֻכָּה שָׂמֵחַ!
Happy Hanukkah holiday!



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