be'emes, b'emes, be'emet, beemes, bemes
- "As a matter of fact." (Weiser); "Really?"
- "They got engaged after three months!" "B'emes?!"
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish, Modern Hebrew
Heb באמת be'emét, Yiddish beémes
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
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