הגיע

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root נ־ג־ע (n-g-`).

Verb[edit]

הִגִּיעַ (higía) (hif'íl construction)

  1. To arrive, to get, to reach.
    הגעתם לשם?higá'atem l'shám?Have you gotten there?
  2. To be deserved.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English arrive typically uses similar prepositions to those of be: “be/arrive in a country”, “be/arrive at home” (or “be/arrive home”), and so on. By contrast, Hebrew הִגִּיעַ typically uses similar prepositions (and postpositions) to those of הָלַךְ (halákh, to walk, to go): “הלך/הגיע למדינה”, ‎ “הלך/הגיע לבית” (or “הלך/הגיע הביתה”), and so on.

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