Hebrew to English
Translating Hebrew words into English. How you say and spell Hebrew language words and phrases in the English language.
What does the small blocks mean in Hebrew and Arabic?
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What does v'gam yom tov lach mean?
The Hebrew phrase "V'gam yom tov lach." can be directly translated as "And also a good day to you." or naturally, as "A good day to you too." An important thing to note here is the usage of the feminine tense in the word "lach" indicating the subject of the phrase is female. To direct a similar phrase to a male subject, one can substitute the word "lach" for "lecha" or "V'gam yom tov lecha."
What does the Hebrew name Rykiel mean?
This is not a known Hebrew name, but it could be interpreted as Hebrew. "Ryk-" in Hebrew means "Emptiness". "El" means God. So logically, it would be something along the lines of "Devoid of God", or on a more positive interpretation, "God has cleansed/emptied." I haven't found any other leads anywhere else, hence why I looked it up.
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Is schmuck a Jewish name?
Schmuck is indeed Yiddish, but it's a word rather than a name (albeit a word often applied to people) which comes from the European Jewish language known as Yiddish. It's definitely not a word to use when among polite company, however, due to it referring to - erm - the male member. Schmuck as a surname is not Jewish. It is a German name meaning "Jewel". [Note: the Yiddish word Schmuck is not related to the German word Schmuck. In fact, the are not even pronounced the same]