im yirtzeh hashem

Pronunciations

im yirtzeh hashem (eem YEER-tzeh huh-SHEM)
im yirtza hashem (eem-YEER-tzuh-shem)

Definitions

  • (sentence) if God wills it, God willing (used when making plans for or describing the future).

Example Sentences

  • "Im yirtzeh Hashem I'll be in grad school next year."

    Used as a wish: "Im yirtze Hashem by you..."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Heb אם ירצה השם im yirtsé hashém, lit. 'if God wills it; God-willing', Yiddish אם־ירצה־השם im yirtse hashém/mírtshem/mírtseshem/mértseshem

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

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

      Alternative Spellings

      im yirtse Hashem, immertsashem, im yirtze hashem, mertsishem, mirtsishem, mirtseshem

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