Surely You Know What I’m Referring To

The Hebrew word 讛专讬 (harei) is a tiny elusive word used to emphasize the words that follow it. Listen to the examples Guy prepared to help explain this somewhat fancy word.

Ruben’s Pronunciation Course:


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New Words and Expressions:

Ata harei yode鈥檃 – You surely know – 讗转讛 讛专讬 讬讜讚注

Harei lama hem asu et ze – Well, you know why they did it, right? – ?讛专讬 诇诪讛 讛诐 注砖讜 讗转 讝讛

Hu harei lo holech limkor et ha-bait – Surely he鈥檚 not going to sell the house – 讛讜讗 讛专讬 诇讗 讛讜诇讱 诇诪讻讜专 讗转 讛讘讬转

Az zehu she-ken – Actually, he would – 讗讝 讝讛讜, 砖讻谉

Hu harei rak yeled – He is, after all, only a child – 讛讜讗, 讛专讬, 专拽 讬诇讚

Hu harei lo yachol lifgo鈥檃 be-zvuv – He wouldn鈥檛 hurt a fly – 讛讜讗 讛专讬 诇讗 讬讻讜诇 诇驻讙讜注 讘讝讘讜讘

Hi harei lo yechola lifgo鈥檃 be-zvuv – She wouldn鈥檛 hurt a fly – 讛讬讗 讛专讬 诇讗 讬讻讜诇讛 诇驻讙讜注 讘讝讘讜讘

The most famous harei is probably this one:

Harei at mekudeshet li be-taba鈥檃t zo – With this ring be thou consecrated unto me as my wife – 讛专讬 讗转 诪拽讜讚砖转 诇讬 讘讟讘注转 讝讜

Hareini mekabel al atsmi – I hereby take upon myself – 讛专讬谞讬 诪拽讘诇 注诇 注爪诪讬

Harei ani hizmanti oto! – You do realize that I was the one who invited him – !讛专讬 讗谞讬 讛讝诪谞转讬 讗讜转讜

Harei lo hivtachti she-ehye kan be-shesh – After all I didn鈥檛 promise I鈥檇 be here at six – 讛专讬 诇讗 讛讘讟讞转讬 砖讗讛讬讛 讻讗谉 讘砖砖

Playlist and Clips:

Nurit Galron – Ata Harei Yode鈥檃 (lyrics)

Ofer Levy – Eize Min Olam (lyrics)

Shlomi Shabat – Harei At Mekudeshet Li (lyrics)

Ravid Plotnick – Hareni

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