hakarat hatov

Pronunciations

hakarat hatov (hah-kah-RAHT hah-TOHV) listen

Definitions

  • n. Acknowledgement of support.

Example Sentences

  • "Thank you all for coming, but before we begin the celebration, some hakarat hatov is in order. Thank you to all those who helped out today."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • הכרת הטוב 'recognition of the good'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      hakaras hatov

Notes

  • Can more generally simply mean 'gratitude'.

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