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The Hebrew word לתאר means to describe. It can also mean to imagine. Guy explains how to use the verb לתאר and teaches a slang term to use when rolling your eyes at someone out of disbelief from what they just said.

New Words and Expressions:

“At yafa she-kashe leta-er” – You’re pretty that it’s hard to describe – את יפה שקשה לתאר

Leta’er – To describe, to imagine – לתאר

Ein li milim leta’er lach – I don’t have words to describe this to you – אין לי מילים לתאר לך

“Lo, ein leta’er” – Undescribable, unbelievable – לא, אין לתאר

“Teta’aru Lachem olam yafe” – Imagine a beautiful world – תתארו לכם עולם יפה

Ani meta’er/meta’eret le’atsmi – I imagine/I would imagine – אני מתאר/מתארת לעצמי

Ata mt’aer le-atsmecha ma ze? – Can you imagine a thing like that? – אתה מתאר לעצמך מה זה

Mi haya metaer le-atsmo davar kaze? – Who would have imagined a thing like this? – מי היה מתאר לעצמו דבר כזה

Ani lo te’arti le-atsmi she-ze yihye kacha – I didn’t imagine that it would be like this – אני לא תיארתי לעצמי שזה יהיה ככה

Te’ur – Description – תיאור

Te’ur mutsar – Product description – תיאור מוצר

Ta’er – Describe (M., Imperative) – תָּאֵר

Aneh – Answer (M., imperative) – עָנה

Hasber – Explain (M., Imperative) – הַסבר

Anu – Answer (Pl., Imperative) – ענו

Hasbiru – Explain (Pl., Imperative) – הַסבירו

Ta’aru – Describe (Pl., Imperative) – תארו

Playlist and Clips:

Lee Biran – Yafa She-kashe Leta’er (lyrics)

Daniel Salomon & Dana Adini – Ahuvi (lyrics)

Shlomo Artzi – Teta’aru Lachem (lyrics)

The Voice Israel – Ani lo Te’arti le-atsmi she-ze yihye kacha

Ep. no. 126 about ledamyen, to imagine

Ep. No. 151 about intensifiers

Ep. no. 158 about lehaamin, to believe

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