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19:18 Mar 20, 2002
English to Hebrew translations [Non-PRO]
Food & Drink / food
English term or phrase: Food, Glorious Food
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Julia Spence

Summary of answers provided
5 +1okhel, okhel niflaJohn Kinory
5 -1Okhel, Okhel m'hoolal/אוכל, אוכל מהולל
Michal Circolone



12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): -1
Okhel, Okhel m'hoolal/אוכל, אוכל מהולל

Hi Julia,
Food= Okhel (alef vav chaf lamed) אוכל
Glorious= m'hoolal (meim heh vav lamed lamed) מהולל.

Good luck!

Note added at 2002-03-20 21:03:17 (GMT)

Confirmation from an online dictionary that glorious is indeed m\'hoolal:

Michal Circolone
United States
Local time: 11:06
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in HebrewHebrew

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  John Kinory: This is a 'faux ami': mehoolal = celebrated, famous, -- glorified -- (!), not glorious.
1 hr
  -> Sorry Yoni but glorious is m'hoolal- see the reference above.
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
okhel, okhel nifla

Okhel = food

nifLA = glorious, wonderful etc

אוכל, אוכל נפלא

Note added at 2002-03-20 21:25:07 (GMT)

This is from Oliver!, which takes place in Dickensian London (out of which I recently moved, after 20+ years). Glorious, certainly in British English, does NOT have the meaning of \'celebrated and famous far and wide\' that \'mehoolal\' has, but of something wonderful, delightful and enjoyable (I am reading this from my Collins English dictionary right now). That is what those orphans are saying about their food, which Fagin is keeping in short supply.

John Kinory
Local time: 19:06

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Michal Circolone: Sorry Yoni but glorious is m'hoolal, not "nifla", which is wonderful. See the reference above.
9 mins
  -> We'll have to disagree. My wonderful Kernerman dictionary agrees with me. See above.

agree  Sue Goldian
16 mins
  -> Thanks!

agree  joeky janusch: from a native Hebrew speaker: nifla is the right translation in combination with food food
10 hrs
  -> From one native Hebrew speaker to another: thanks :-)
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