אוהל שם

English translation: Memorial Room

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Hebrew term or phrase:אוהל שם
English translation:Memorial Room

09:25 May 16, 2020
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Hebrew to English translations [PRO]
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Hebrew term or phrase: אוהל שם
שלום לכולם
אשמח אם תוכלו לעזור בתרגום הביטוי ״אוהל שם״. הכוונה לחדר הנצחה שיש בו שמות ותמונות של נופלים
תודה מראש
Efrat Danon
Local time: 00:24
Memorial Room
Explanation:
Memorial Room is a common translation of חדר הנצחה

The expression Ohel shem is not a common expression for this. There is a pun here. The Bible talks about the "the tents of Shem" - ohalei shem", Shem being the oldest of Noah's three sons. So, in a particular place, somebody thought this would be a cute name in Hebrew for a memorial room. I assume you are translating fund raising literature. I should not recommend trying to fit the pun into English. That sounds impossible, and even if you succeeded, it would be so convoluted that the main point, that this is a memorial room, would be lost.
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Raphael Blumberg
Israel
Local time: 02:24
Grading comment
Many thanks!
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Memorial Room


Explanation:
Memorial Room is a common translation of חדר הנצחה

The expression Ohel shem is not a common expression for this. There is a pun here. The Bible talks about the "the tents of Shem" - ohalei shem", Shem being the oldest of Noah's three sons. So, in a particular place, somebody thought this would be a cute name in Hebrew for a memorial room. I assume you are translating fund raising literature. I should not recommend trying to fit the pun into English. That sounds impossible, and even if you succeeded, it would be so convoluted that the main point, that this is a memorial room, would be lost.

Raphael Blumberg
Israel
Local time: 02:24
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Many thanks!

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