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mahtomer / matomeret

Alternative Spellings

ma ata omer / ma at omeret

Definitions

  • What are you saying? or What did you say? or Really??

Example Sentences

  • "I can't hear you... mahtomer?" or "Mahtomeret honey?"
  • "Mahtomer, I don't belive it!"

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

?מה אתה אומר? / מה את אומרת - Ma ata omer (m.)? / Ma at omeret (f.)? "What you say?"

Who Uses This

Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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