behatzlacha

Definitions

  • interj. "Good luck!"; "Go with success."

Example Sentences

  • "Have fun at yeshiva! Behatzlacha."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • בהצלחה 'lit. in success'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      behatzlocha, behatslacha, b'hatzlachah, behatzlachah, b'hatzlacha

Notes

  • 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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