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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emmanuelvega15

Dad and Father is the same in ''Hebrew'' or what happen?

I have a question about ''Hebrew''

June 22, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leonig01

"Aba" אבא = dad "Av" אב = father


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ari1891adler

But אב is rarely used in speech


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leonig01

It is more of an official/archaic language. For instance, in the news they will mostly use "אביו של הילד" (the child's father) and not "אבא של הילד". The same goes about biblical Hebrew.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/airelibre

It's kind of like English. Father is more formal than Dad.

av אב
is more formal than
aba אבא

However, av is more formal than father is in English, so both dad and father can be translated as aba.

Daddy is אבאל'ה abale.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Levi.

Yes they're the same


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/samirlevitt

Av means father in Hebrew. For instance, there is a prayer called "Avot v'Imahot" (Our Fathers and Mothers) blessing the patriarchs and matriarchs.

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