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04:17 Feb 25, 2002
Hebrew to English translations [Non-PRO]
Hebrew term or phrase: gadol
shotere gadol
Ben
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1big/large/greatJohn Kinory
5Biggraci
4Gadol = Great or Bigkbmsg
4big/large/tall73beetle


  

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14 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
Big


Explanation:
Gadol means big.

graci

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neutral  John Kinory: Not only - see below
5 hrs
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
big/large/tall


Explanation:
"shoter gadol" could be: a large (tall) policeman.

Recent (colloquial) usage also has "gadol" = FANTASTIC!

73beetle
Local time: 18:50

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  John Kinory: 'tall' only veeeery colloquially: the correct word for tall is 'gaVOha'
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
big/large/great


Explanation:
in the masculine singular.

e.g.
britaniya ha-gdola = Great Britain
sefer gadol = large book
yeled gadol = big child

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Note added at 2002-02-25 09:43:54 (GMT)
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pr.
ga-DOL

Britain = feminine, hence gdo-LA

plural: gdoLIM (m.), gdoLOT (f.).

\'Fantastic\' is correct, but not in this context, and \'tall\' would not be the accurate word; it would be gaVOha.

Sounds like a big/large policeman.

John Kinory
Local time: 16:50
PRO pts in pair: 4

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agree  Sue Goldian
1 day20 hrs
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10 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Gadol = Great or Big


Explanation:
Gadol can mean either "big" or "great" - as in "great leader" (Manhig Gadol)
In this context, could it possibly mean a high-ranking policeman?

kbmsg
United States
Local time: 11:50

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  John Kinory: High-ranking is shoter bakhir, never (!) gadol
1 day21 hrs

neutral  Sue Goldian: I agree with John on this one - definitely bakhir and not gadol
3 days23 hrs
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