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Apr 24, 2013

how to say "sea lion" in Hebrew


having trouble seeing the print?
כֶּלֶב יָם
highly recommended for 
further vocabulary growth


If you're up for a challenge and you like to read about animals, check out this Ynet article about Israeli wildlife photography. Warning - some pictures are not suitable for vegetarians.

The first animal depicted in the article is a leopard seal, the second-largest seal found around Antarctica. 

A seal in Hebrew is a כֶּלֶב יָם- literally, a dog of the sea.

A leopard seal is a כֶּלֶב יָם נְמֵרִי - literally, a leopardlike dog of the sea. (A נָמֵרis technically a leopard in Hebrew, but most Israelis use the term to refer to a tiger.)


For example:


בַּשַּׁיִט בְּאַנְטַרְקְטִיקָה הִיא רָאֲתָה כֶּלֶב יָם נְמֵרִי.
On the cruise in Antarctica, she saw a leopard seal.

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