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