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The word revach רווח means profit, gain, benefit, and a few other things. You’ll benefit greatly from learning the root רוח, we promise.

Learn phrases like “chill on the sofa,” “beware of the gap,” and “make sure to leave a margin of safety.”


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New Words and Expressions:

Revah – Profit, gain, space – רווח

La’asot revahim – To make a profit – לעשות רווחים

Revach bein ha-milim – Space between words – רווח בין המילים

Makash ha-revach – Space key – מקש הרווח

Ha-revach bein ha-rakevet la-ratsif – Gap between the train and the platform – הרווח בין הרכבת לרציף

Revach ve-hefsed – Gain and loss – רווח והפסד

Revach naki – Net profit – רווח נקי

Revachim – Profits – רווחים

Rivchei ha-bank – The bank’s profits – רווחי הבנק

Profitable – Rivchi – רווחי

Revacha – Welfare, wellbeing, comfort – רווחה

Medinat revacha – Welfare state – מדינת רווחה

Halonot ptuchim lirvacha – Wide open windows – חלונות פתוחים לרווחה

Lifto’ach et ha-delet lirvacha – Open the door wide open – לפתוח את הדלת לרווחה

Lerave’ach – To space out – לרווח

Rivu’ach – Spacing – ריווח

Meruvach – Spacious – מרווח

Hadar shena meruvach – Spacious bedroom – חדר שינה מרווח

Salon meruvach – Spacious living room – סלון מרווח

Mirvach – Margin, hiatus – מרווח

Mirvach betichut – Safety margin – מרווח בטיחות

Lehitrave’ach al ha-sapa – To chill on the sofa – להתרווח על הספה

Titrave’ach, targish be-no’ach – Relax, feel at home – תתרווח, תרגיש בנוח

Leharviach – To earn, to gain – להרוויח

Kama ata marvi’ach be-hodesh – How much do you earn per month? – ?כמה אתה מרוויח בחודש

Kama ata hosehv ani marvi’ach al ze? – How much profit do you think I make from this? – ?כמה אתה חושב אני מרוויח על זה

Tevatri al ha-ego, tarvihi ahava – Give up the ego, gain love – תוותרי על האגו, תרוויחי אהבה

Leharvi’ach mi-mashehu – To benefit from something – להרוויח ממשהו

Tni yachas mechabed ve-tov, tir’i eich tarvichi mi-ze – Be respectful, and you’ll see just how much you’ll gain from it – תני יחס מכבד וטוב, תראי איך תרוויחי מזה

Az ma hervachta mi-kol ha-sipur? – So what did you gain from all of this? – אז מה הרווחת מכל הסיפור

Hevrot ha-bitu’ach hirvichu – The insurance companies made profit – חברות הביטוח הרוויחו

Hem marvichim esrim ahuz – They make a profit of twenty percent – הם מרוויחים עשרים אחוז

Esrim ahuzim revach – Twenty percent profit – עשרים אחוז רווח

Tamid amarnu, leharvi’ach ken, hazirut lo – We always said, to make profit yes, piggery, no – תמיד אמרנו, להרוויח כן, חזירות לא

Tarvi’ach – Make a profit (imp.) – תרוויח

She-yarvi’ach/She-tarvi’ach – May he/she profit – שירוויח/שתרוויח

Hirvachta et ze be-yosher – you’ve earned it – הרווחת את זה ביושר

Murvach – Gained – מורווח

Yatsati murvach – I came out on top – יצאתי מורווח


Playlist and Clips:

Rivchei ha-bank – The bank’s profits

Medinat Revacha

Tslil Mechuvan – Yamim Levanim (lyrics)

Hevrot ha-bitu’ach hirvichu – Insurance companies made a profit

Lilia – Ha-revach bein ha-gever la-hultsa (lyrics)

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2 comments on “Making a Profit

  1. Bettina Smits says:

    I like your site, I´m learning hebrew since a four years, and now I would like to listen more hebrew stories. Can I see the new vocabulary also in the app of my i phone? Couldn`t find it?

    Toda raba


    1. TLV1 says:

      Hi Bettina,

      You can absolutely see the new words in the podcast app along with each episode. Here is a video explaining how to find the show notes in the Apple Podcasts app:

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