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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."

  • Adar

    n. The sixth month of the Jewish calendar year (or twelfth if counting from Nisan).

  • adloyada

    n. A Purim carnival.

  • al regel achat

    adv. lit. "On one foot"; off-the-cuff; in short; (of a question) "[answered] very briefly and cursorily" (Glinert).

  • aliyah

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

  • Am Yisrael

    n. "Literally, The People of Israel." (JPS)

  • amud

    n. Page (in a prayerbook).

  • Arava

    n. "The dry lowland area of the eastern Negev, often called the Aravah Valley" (JPS)

  • aruchat boker

    n. Breakfast.

  • aruchat erev

    n. Dinner.

  • aruchat tzohorayim

    n. Lunch.

  • Av

    n. The eleventh month of the Jewish calendar (or fifth if counting from Nisan).

  • 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).

  • baruch haba

    interj. "Welcome!"