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How do we give in Hebrew? ‘Latet’ is to give, but in some structures it could also mean other things. And what is ‘latet barosh’ – ‘to give in the head’? Letโ€™s find out.


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Natati la chayay โ€“ I gave her my life โ€“ ื ืชืชื™ ืœื” ื—ื™ื™

Past: Natati, natata, natat, natan, natna, natanu, natatem, natnu โ€“ย ื ืชืชื™, ื ืชืช, ื ืชืช, ื ืชืŸ, ื ืชื ื”, ื ืชื ื•, ื ืชืชื, ื ืชื ื•

Present: Noten, notenet, notnim, notnot โ€“ ื ื•ืชืŸ, ื ื•ืชื ืช, ื ื•ืชื ื™ื, ื ื•ืชื ื•ืช

Imperative: Ten, tni, tnu โ€“ ืชืŸ, ืชื ื™, ืชื ื•

Ten li daka, tni li daka โ€“ give me a sec โ€“ ืชืŸ ืœื™ ื“ืงื”, ืชื ื™ ืœื™ ื“ืงื”

Ten li et mispar teudat ha-zehut shelcha โ€“ Give me your ID no. โ€“ย ืชืŸ ืœื™ ืืช ืžืกืคืจ ืชืขื•ื“ืช ื”ื–ื”ื•ืช ืฉืœืš

Tavi li โ€“ โ€œbringโ€ me โ€“ ืชื‘ื™ื ืœื™

Tni li leโ€™ehov otach โ€“ Let me love you โ€“ ืชื ื™ ืœื™ ืœืื”ื•ื‘ ืื•ืชืš

Ten li rega lirโ€™ot โ€“ Let me see for a sec โ€“ ืชืŸ ืœื™ ืจื’ืข ืœืจืื•ืช

Hi natna li lehavin sheโ€ฆ โ€“ she let me understand thatโ€ฆ โ€“ ื”ื™ื ื ืชื ื” ืœื™ ืœื”ื‘ื™ืŸ ืฉ…

Slicha, mi natan lachem lehikanes le-po? Excuse me, who let you in here? ืกืœื™ื—ื”, ืžื™ ื ืชืŸ ืœื›ื ืœื”ื™ื›ื ืก ืœืคื”?

Infinitive: Latet โ€“ To give โ€“ ืœืชืช

Latet et ha-neshama ve-et halev โ€“ To give your soul and heart โ€“ย ืœืชืช ืืช ื”ื ืฉืžื” ื•ืืช ื”ืœื‘

Latet ba-rosh โ€“ to do something well/intensively โ€“ ืœืชืช ื‘ืจืืฉ

Ha-rolling stones natnu ba-rosh โ€“ The Rolling Stones gave a helluva show โ€“ย ื”ืจื•ืœื™ื ื’ ืกื˜ื•ื ื– ื ืชื ื• ื‘ืจืืฉ

Ha-poel holchim latet ba-rosh hayom โ€“ Haโ€™poel football team are going to scoreย  today – ื”ืคื•ืขืœ ื”ื•ืœืš ืœืชืช ื‘ืจืืฉ ื”ื™ื•ื

Natata ba-rosh etmol? โ€“ Did you do it all night yesterday? (sexual) โ€“ ื ืชืช ื‘ืจืืฉ ืืชืžื•ืœ?

Netina โ€“ giving โ€“ ื ืชื™ื ื”

Lavo mi-makom shel netina โ€“ To come from a place of giving โ€“ ืœื‘ื•ื ืžืžืงื•ื ืฉืœ ื ืชื™ื ื”

Natun โ€“ given โ€“ ื ืชื•ืŸ

Natun she-X hu chamesh โ€“ Itโ€™s given that X is five โ€“ ื ืชื•ืŸ ืฉืื™ืงืก ื”ื•ื ื—ืžืฉ

Netunim โ€“ Data โ€“ ื ืชื•ื ื™ื

Nitan lehasig โ€“ Itโ€™s possible to get โ€“ ื ื™ืชืŸ ืœื”ืฉื™ื’

Lo hayiti noten lecha shloshim โ€“ I wouldnโ€™t give you thirty โ€“ I would never think youโ€™re thirty โ€“ ืœื ื”ื™ื™ืชื™ ื ื•ืชืŸ ืœืš ืฉืœื•ืฉื™ื


Playlist and clips used:

Kaveret โ€“ Natati La Chayayย (Lyrics)

Roni Daloomi โ€“ Tenย (Lyrics)

Eti Ankri โ€“ Ad Matai (Lyrics)

Eyal Golan โ€“ Tni Li Leโ€™ehov Otach (Lyrics)

Mike Brant โ€“ Laisse Moi tโ€™aimer

Boaz Sharabi โ€“ Latet (Lyrics)


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