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  • abba

    father, dad, daddy

  • achla

    (slang) adjective, interjection: awesome, excellent, great, the best

  • achshav

    Now, immediately

  • ad kdei kach

    so much. has it gone this far? (Weiser: "expression of wonder regarding the extent or intensity of something.")

  • ad me'ah v'esrim

    [may you/he/she live] "until a hundred and twenty" -- often used as a birthday wish for long life, or when mentioning a person who is getting on in years.

  • adloyada

    A Purim carnival.

  • agam

    lake

  • aliyah

    "calling to the reading of the Torah" (Glinert)

  • anash

    members of the Hasidic community

  • arisa

    section of a pool

  • aruchat erev

    dinner

  • avodah

    "Service and worship of God" (Eisenberg)

  • ayzeh bahsa

    What a misfortune, how unfortunate, bummer

  • b'emet

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

  • b'sha'ah tovah

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

  • b'vakasha

    JPS: "Literally, 'please'. It can be used in various ways, including "please go ahead" and at the end of a sentence as 'you're welcome'."

  • bakbuk mayim

    water bottle

  • balagan

    "a disorderly, confusing, and/or overwhelming situation" (Glinert)

  • banot

    girls

  • behatzlacha

    good luck (a wish)