interj. "Good luck!"; "Go with success."
"Have fun at yeshiva! Behatzlacha."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Modern Hebrew
בהצלחה 'lit. in success'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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Sometimes modified to "behatzlacha rabah" (with lots of luck/success), "hatslocho rabo" (much luck/success) (Glinert), or simply "hatslacha" / "hatzlachah" (luck/success). The stress can vary from final syllable (Israeli/Sefardic pronunciation) to penultimate syllable (Ashkenazi), but there is a tendency to pronounce it the Israeli way.
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