הכיר

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root נ־כ־ר (n-k-r).

Verb[edit]

הִכִּיר (hikír) (hif'íl construction)

  1. (transitive) To know (someone), to recognize, to be familiar with (someone or something), to meet.
    הם לא מכירים אף אחד באזור.hem lo makirím af ekhád ba'ezór. — They don't know anyone in the area.
    לא הכרתי אותו, אבל הכרתי את השם שלו.lo hikárti otó, aval hikárti et hashém sheló. — I didn't know him, but I had heard his name.
    מתי הכרת אותה?matái hikárt otá? — When did you first meet her?
  2. (diplomacy, transitive) To recognize (a country or legal entity).

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