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23:06 Jan 23, 2002
English to Hebrew translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: pretty
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Nataly
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1yaFA, nekhmaDAJohn Kinory
5 +1Yaffa - יפה
Suzan
5yaffa / na'a / yaffe / na'e
Yaara Di Segni
4יפה, מושך, ניכר ( Yaffe, Moshech, Nicar)Yigal Gideon


  

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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
yaffa / na'a / yaffe / na'e


Explanation:
The translation would depend on who you are addressing.
If you are talking to/about a female:
yaffa (pretty or beautiful)
na'a (pretty or handsome)

if the subject is male:
yaffe / na'e

Yaara Di Segni
Israel
Local time: 00:01
Native speaker of: Hebrew
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17 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Yaffa - יפה


Explanation:
Pretty
Yaffa (female) - יפה
Yaffeh (male) - יפה
Yaffim (plural m) - יפים
Yaffot (plural f) - יפות

Suzan
United States
Local time: 17:01
Native speaker of: Native in HebrewHebrew
PRO pts in pair: 84

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sue Goldian
48 mins
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
yaFA, nekhmaDA


Explanation:
In British English, at least, pretty is not used about a man, other than sarcastically. So I'll restrict myself to women:

yaFA (beautiful, pretty)
yod-peh-heh
יפה

nekhmaDA (nice, pretty)
nun-khet-mem-dalet-heh
נחמדה

I know that some colleagues will object that the dictionary definition of nekhmada is 'nice' and not 'pretty'. However, in real life, it is a word that people use all the time about a pretty girl or woman.


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Note added at 2002-01-24 00:19:20 (GMT)
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Still, in the masculine singular:
yaFE, nekhMAD

F. plural:
yaFOT, nekhmaDOT

M. Pl.
yaFIM, nekhmaDIM

John Kinory
Local time: 22:01
PRO pts in pair: 43

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Simon Charass
16 mins
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7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
יפה, מושך, ניכר ( Yaffe, Moshech, Nicar)


Explanation:
Yaffe - Pretty, Nice beutifull
Moshech - attractive
Nicar - recognized

Yigal Gideon
Israel
Local time: 00:01
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