[b-hebrew] Idiomatic phrases

Petr Tomasek tomasek at etf.cuni.cz
Wed Sep 21 12:16:02 EDT 2011

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 09:40:58AM +0000, George Athas wrote:
> Hi all!
> I'm thinking about what idiomatic phrases beginning students of Hebrew should be aware of, and was wondering what expressions you would contribute.
> For example, "to listen to the voice"  (שָׁמַע קוֹל) = "to obey".
> What would you add to such a list?

Hm, isn't it rather "שָׁמַע בְּקוֹל XY"?

(To Your, question, I know of no such a list. If You were interested in euphemisms only, there is a book in German by Stefan Schorch)


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