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Lehipared (להיפרד) means ‘to break up’ but can also be used to say goodbye. The root פרד is your foundation for the words you’ll need to request the salad dressing on the side or to explain that you and a friend are paying separately.


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New Words and Expressions:

Lehipared mi-mishehu – To break up with someone / say goodbye to someone – להיפרד ממישהו

Shir preda – Break up song – שיר פרידה

Preda, predot – Parting, breaking up – פרידה, פרידות

Ani lo tov be-predot – I am not good in goodbyes – אני לא טוב בפרידות

Nifradnu – We parted ways, we broke up – נפרדנו

Nifradnu kach – This is how we broke up – נפרדנו כך

Hem nifredu – They broke up – הם נפרדו

Ze lo hegyoni lihyot be-nifrad – It’s not logical to live separately – זה לא הגיוני לחיות בנפרד

Efshar et ha-rotev be-nifrad/ba-tsad/leyad? – Could I have the sauce on the side? – אפשר את הרוטב בנפרד/בצד/ליד

Be-yahad o be-nifrad? – Together or separately? – ביחד או בנפרד?

Ha-hof ha-nifrad – The “separate” beach – החוף הנפרד

Hipardut me-ha-palestina’im – Separation from the Palestinians – היפרדות מהפלשתינאים

Haschan – Saver – חסכן

Bazbezan – Spender – בזבזן

Ha-im nafrid ben ha-heshbonot? – Should we separate the accounts? – האם נפריד בין החשבונות?

Ani Afrid benechem! – I will separate between you two! – אני אפריד ביניכם!

Lehafrid helbonim me-helmonim – To separate egg white from yolk – להפריד חלבונים מחלמונים

Hafrada migdarit – Gender separation – הפרדה מגדרית

Migdar – Gender – מגדר

Migdari – Gender-based (adj.) – מגדרי

Hafrada – Separation – הפרדה

Eru’a mufrad – A ‘separate’ event – אירוע מופרד

Mufrad, nifrad – Separate (adj.) – מופרד, נפרד

Ha-salon mufrad/nifrad me-hamitbach – The living room is separate from the kitchen – הסלון מופרד/נפרד מהמטבח

Gader ha-hafrada – The separation wall – גדר ההפרדה

Hafred u-mshol – Divide and rule – הפרד ומשול


Playlist and Clips:

Arik Sinai – Shir Preda (lyrics)

Avner Gadasi – Nifradnu Kach (lyrics)

Osher Cohen – Lihyot Be-nifrad (lyrics)

Ha-hof ha-nifrad

Ehud Barak – Hipardut me-ha-palestina’im

Ha-im nafrid ben he-heshbonot?

Lehafrid helbonim me-helmonim

Hafrada migdarit – Gender separation

Gader ha-hafrada

Ha-halonot Ha-gvohim – Zemer Nuge (lyrics)

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