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  • abba

    n. Father, dad, daddy.

  • achla

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

  • achshav

    adv. Now, immediately.

  • ad me'ah v'esrim

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

  • adloyada

    n. A Purim carnival.

  • aliyah

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

  • aruchat boker

    n. Breakfast.

  • aruchat erev

    n. Dinner.

  • aruchat tzohorayim

    n. Lunch.

  • ayzeh bahsa

    interj. What a misfortune, how unfortunate, bummer.

  • b'emet

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

  • 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).

  • balagan

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

  • basari

    adj. Refers to foods that contain meat as well as utensils and dishes used to cook, serve, and eat meat.

  • beineinu

    adj. Between us.

  • beit cafe

    n. Coffee house.

  • beit knesset

    n. Jewish place of worship; "synagogue" (JPS).

  • besamim

    n. "Literally, 'spices.' It almost always refers to the spices in the spice box used for the Havdalah ceremony" (JPS).

  • beseder

    adv. and adj. Alright; fine. [lit. "in order"]; "OK" (Glinert).

  • beteavon

    interj. Bon appetit; enjoy your meal; dig in. Glinert: "Literally, 'bon appetit!'"