"אני לא רוצֶה חליפה."

Translation:I do not want a suit.

July 4, 2016

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DennisMosesG

Is it a coincidence that khalifa means successor in Arabic?

November 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IngeborgHa14

No, a suit is etymylogically a set of fitting garment typically worn by a band of followers, a word derived ultimately from Latin sequi, secutus. Hebrew made a loan translation with חֲלִיפָה whose root חךף "to pass, to change" is obviously used for Arabic caliph, a religious successor of M*d too.

October 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ChayaDoppelt

I thought that was a khalif?

July 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/IngeborgHa14

Well, [xaliːfa] is the arabic pronunciation of فَعِيل.

March 29, 2019
Learn Hebrew in just 5 minutes a day. For free.