Anyone Seen My Keys? They’ve Disappeared!

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The Hebrew word נעלם means ‘disappeared’ or ‘is missing,’ and in order to use it in different contexts, you’ll need to know how to conjugate it. Also, what can science tell us about creating a real cloak of invisibility? Please don’t disappear on us!

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New Words and Expressions:

Ne’elam li ha-nayad – My phone has disappeared – נעלם לי הנייד

Mishu ra’a oto – Has anyone seen it? – מישהו ראה אותו

Ne’elma li ha-mitriya – My umbrella disappeared – נעלמה לי המטרייה

Ne’elmu li ha-maftechot – I can’t find my keys – נעלמו לי המפתחות

Koev li ha-rosh – I have a headache – כואב לי הראש

Ne’elam lo ha-sha’on – His watch disappeared – נעלם לו השעון

Gvarim she-ne’elamim – Men who disappear – גברים שנעלמים

Shtei mishva’ot im shnei ne’elamim – Two equations with two variables – שתי משוואות עם שני נעלמים

Lle’an ne’elamta? – Where did you disappear – לאן נעלמת

“Efo ne’elamta/ne’elamt/ne’elamtem” (Slang) – Where did you disappear? – לאן נעלמת, נעלמת, נעלמתם

“Lehealem bach” – To disappear in you – להיעלם בך

Nif’al: Nichnas, lehikanes – נכנס, להיכנס

Le-he-a-lem – To disappear – להיעלם

Le-he-a-nesh – To be punished – להיענש

Le-he-a-rech – To be conducted – להיערך

Le-he-a-sot – To be done – להיעשות

Ha-negif tsarich le’he’alem min ha-olam – The virus should disappear from the face of the earth – הנגיף צריך להיעלם מן העולם

Ha-nehagim tsrichim lehealem min ha-olem – Drivers should disappear from the face of the earth – הנהגים צריכים להיעלם מן העולם

Al te’alem, al ta’uf – Don’t disappear, don’t fly off – אל תיעלם, אל תעוף

He’almut – Disappearance – היעלמות

Glimat he’almut – A cloak of invisibility – גלימת היעלמות

Playlist and Clips:

Ha-bachur ne’elam (The guy disappeared)

Ne’e’lamim (math)

Avraham Tal & Marina Maximilian Bloomin – Lehe’alem Bach (lyrics)

Noa Kirel – Hatsuf (lyrics)

Glimat He’almut

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