lehitraot

Pronunciations

lehitraot (leh-HEET-trah-OHT) listen

Definitions

  • interj. "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
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      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).

      Alternative Spellings

      l'hitraot

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