behatzlocha, behatslacha, b'hatzlachah, behatzlachah, b'hatzlacha
- good luck (a wish)
- go with success
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Modern Hebrew
בהצלחה lit., 'in success'
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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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