Sure, Of course

thShalom,

There are quite a few words in Hebrew that express the idea of sure, of course, certainly, obviously, naturally, decisively, definitely. I thought it would be a good idea to learn them all whether you adopt them, or hear other use them and understand what they say. All the following words can be simply translated to Sure/of course. But I will be giving you the more precise translation of each one of them.

All of the following words can be simply translated to sure/of course. But I will be giving you the precise translation of each one of them.

  1. בֶּטַח – beh-tahkh :  of course, sure.  (colloquial)
  2. בְּהֶחְלֶט – beh-hekh-let :  decisively  ( a bit more formal)
  3. בְּוָדָאי – beh-vah-dahy :  definitely; certainly (a bit more formal)
  4. בָּרוּר – bah-roor :  naturally; obviously  (slang) lit: clear
  5. כַּמוּבָן – kah-moo-vahn:  of course; naturally, lit: as understood
  6. לְלֹא סָפֵק  – l’lo sah-fek:  certainly, lit: without a doubt (formal)

Example:

Question: Are you going to visit Israel this year?  ?אַת הולֶכֶת לְבַקֵר בישראל השָנָה

Answer:  בֶּטַח   or:   בְּהֶחְלֶט  or: בְּוָדָאי or: כַּמוּבָן  or: לְלֹא סָפֵק  or: when you really want to emphasize that it is SO obvious and how come that person even thought of asking such a question, you would answer with: בָּרוּר extending the second syllable.

I hope you learned something new.

B’shalom

Ruti Yudovich

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