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  • abba

    n. Father, dad, daddy.

  • achla

    adj. or interj. Awesome, excellent, great, the best.

  • achshav

    adv. Now, immediately.

  • ad kdei kach

    interj. "[E]xpression of wonder regarding the extent or intensity of something." (Weiser)

  • ad me'ah v'esrim

    interj. "[May you/he/she live] until a hundred and twenty."

  • adloyada

    n. A Purim carnival.

  • agam

    n. Lake.

  • aliyah

    n. "Calling to the reading of the Torah." (Glinert)

  • anash

    n. Members of the Hasidic community.

  • arisa

    n. Section of a pool.

  • aruchat boker

    n. Breakfast.

  • aruchat erev

    n. Dinner.

  • aruchat tzohorayim

    n. Lunch.

  • avodah

    n. "Service and worship of God" (Eisenberg).

  • ayzeh bahsa

    interj. What a misfortune, how unfortunate, bummer.

  • b'emet

    interj. "As a matter of fact." (Weiser); "Really?"

  • b'sha'ah tovah

    interj. Literally "at a good hour." All in good time. Good luck. Response to a pregnancy announcement--meaning may all go well.

  • b'vakasha

    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).

  • bakbuk mayim

    n. Water bottle.

  • balagan

    n. "A disorderly, confusing, and/or overwhelming situation" (Glinert).