לחיים

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From לְ־ (l'-, to, for) + חַיִּים (khayím, life); hence literally “to life”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Phrase[edit]

לְחַיִּים (l'khayím)

  1. A blessing, a toast, and an expression of goodwill.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Note that, due to Yiddish influence, this phrase is commonly stressed on its second syllable, rather than its final one.