lehitraot

Alternative Spellings

l'hitraot

Definitions

  • "Goodbye for now, see you again soon" (JPS) "see you later."

Example Sentences

  • "In Hebrew we don't like to say "goodbye," it sounds so final. Rather, we say, "lehitraot," or see you again." (my hebrew teacher)

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

להתראות 'to see (reflexive usage)'

Who Uses This

Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

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