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

I have a question about ''Hebrew''

June 22, 2016

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/leonig01

"Aba" אבא = dad "Av" אב = father

June 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ari1891adler

But אב is rarely used in speech

June 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

June 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

June 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LeviPolasak

Yes they're the same

June 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/samrlevitt

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

June 22, 2016
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