refua shlema


refuah shlema (reh-foo-AH shley-MAH) listen


  • interj., n. "Get well soon." Lit. "full recovery."

Example Sentences

  • "I heard Abby was sick--tell her I say 'refuah sheleimah.'"

  • "We wish Rabbi Goldberg a refuah shleimah."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • רפואה שלמה

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


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


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      refiye shleyme, refuah sh'leimah, refua sheleimah, refua sheleima, refue shleyme, refuah shleimah


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