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The word נעלם means ‘disappeared’ or ‘is missing.’ In hitpael, the meaning becomes ‘to ignore,’ useful when you need to ignore someone, some thing, or more specifically in our case, dogs. We’ll also cover what to do when you accidentally send someone a text message meant for someone else entirely.

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New Words and Expressions:

“Gidi ata mit’alem mimeni” – Gidi, you’re ignoring me – גידי, אתה מתעלם ממני

Lehit’alem mi-mishehu o mi-mashehu – To ignore someone or something – להתעלם ממישהו או ממשהו

Hit’almut mi-klavim – Ignoring dogs – התעלמות מכלבים

Hitchadshoot – Regeneration – התחדשות

Lehit’alem me-ha-kelev – To ignore the dog – להתעלם מהכלב

Nichnasim ha-bayita ve-pashut mit’almim – When you come home, just ignore them – נכנסים הביתה ופשוט מתעלמים

Im atem mit’almim me-ha-be’aya, atem helek mimena – If you ignore the problem, you’re part of it – אם אתם מתעלמים, אתם חלק מהבעיה

Mi-samim lo mit’almim – You don’t ignore drugs – מסמים לא מתעלמים

Tit’alem, tit’almi, tit’almu – Ignore (Imperative) – תתעלם, תתעלמי, תתעלמו

Titalem mimenu – Ignore him – תתעלם ממנו

Sori, shalachti be-ta’ut, tit’alem/tit’almi/titalmu – Sorry, I sent it by mistake, ignore it – סורי, שלחתי בטעות, תתעלם/תתעלמי/תתעלמו

Nehag, al titalem me-holech ha-regel – Driver, don’t ignore the pedestrians – נהג, אל תתעלם מהולך הרגל

Maarechet yechasim alima ve-mesukenet – A violent and dangerous relationship – מערכת יחסים אלימה ומסוכנת

Al tit’almi – Don’t ignore – אל תתעלמי

Al tit’almi me-ha-simanim – Don’t ignore the signs – אל תתעלמי מהסימנים

Playlist and Clips:

Sharon Lifshitz – Gidi (lyrics)

Hit’almut me-ha-kelev – Ignoring the dog

Mi-samim lo mit’almim

Al tit’alem me-holech ha-regel – Don’t ignore the pedestrians

Al tit’almi – Don’t ignore this

Yoni Bloch – Ahrayut (lyrics)

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