In the Hebrew language, you can find many phrases and expressions with the word hand. Yad is the word for hand as spelled and pronounced in Hebrew.
Today we will learn some of the most common expressions in Hebrew with the word hand. Enjoy!
The first phrase is “With a hand on the heart”- Im Yad Al Halev and in Hebrew:עם יד על הלב , meaning sincerely or honesty.
The second phrase is “Put his hands in a plate” – Taman Yado B’Tzalachat and in Hebrew: טמן ידו בצלחת. This phrase comes from the Book of Proverbs (19:24) meaning a lazy man that doesn’t do anything.
The third phrase is: “Golden hands” – Yaday Zahav and in Hebrew: ידי זהב,which means talented person.
More common expressions:
“Full hands” – Yadaim Mele’ot -ידיים מלאות . We say this phrase when a mother comes back home with her new baby.
“Washing hands”- Netilat Yadayim –נטילת ידיים . This is a ritual washing in Judaism.
” His hand against everyone and everyone’s hand against him” – Yado Bakol Vyad Kol Bo – ידו בכל ויד כל בו. This origin of this phrase is from the Book of Genesis (16:12) which according to our Sages means a thief that no one likes.
“Hand in Hand “- Yad B’yad – יד ביד , meaning together.
” To take oneself into one’s own hands” – Lakah Et Atzmo B’Yadaim-
He decided to improve himself , meaning לקח את עצמו בידיים
“And his hand is still going strong”- V’eayad Od Netuya-וידו עוד נטויה , which means he didn’t give up .
Do you know other phrases with the word hand?