- how are you?
- "Hey, haven't seen you in a while, mah nishmah?"
Languages of Origin
?מה נשמע ma nishm'a 'lit. what is heard? how are you?', may have entered Hebrew via loan translation from Yiddish or other European languages (cf. Yiddish ?װאָס הערט זיך vos hert zikh? 'lit. what is heard? how are you?')
Who Uses This
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
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