mami

English translation: It's not a Hebrew word

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15:09 Jan 13, 2002
Hebrew to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Hebrew term or phrase: mami
help, do not understand this word
Martha
English translation:It's not a Hebrew word
Explanation:
As far as I know, it's not a Hebrew word at all. However, people do say things like "aizeh mami" when looking at something extremely cute and adorable, like a kitten or puppy or baby. In Hebrew, aizeh means "what a," so "Aizeh mami" would be something like "What a sweety," or "what a cutie," or something of the sort.
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Sue Goldian
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It's not a Hebrew word


Explanation:
As far as I know, it's not a Hebrew word at all. However, people do say things like "aizeh mami" when looking at something extremely cute and adorable, like a kitten or puppy or baby. In Hebrew, aizeh means "what a," so "Aizeh mami" would be something like "What a sweety," or "what a cutie," or something of the sort.

Sue Goldian
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agree  Rachel Gruenberger-Elbaz: Basically I agree, I think it comes from the french "ma mie" and has been imported into Hebrew by francophone immigrants.
14 hrs
  -> It certainly sounds more like French than like Hebrew. BTW, I know "ma" is my, but what's "mie"?
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