adv. "Literally, 'please'. It can be used in various ways, including "please go ahead" and at the end of a sentence as 'you're welcome'" (JPS).
"If you want to hang out here after the lecture, b'vakasha."
Languages of Origin
- Modern Hebrew
- Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
בקשה bakashá (in Yiddish bakóshe) means 'a request', prefix ב be- means 'in'
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