אהב

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Hebrew[edit]

Root
א־ה־ב

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

אָהַב ‎(aháv) ‎(pa'al construction, infinitive לאהוב \ לֶאֶהֹב)

  1. (transitive) to love
    אני אוהב אותך
    aní ohév otákh
    I love you! (said by a man to a woman)
    אני אוהבת אותך
    aní ohévet otkhá
    I love you! (said by a woman to a man)
  2. (transitive) to like (a friend, family member, loved one, object, food, etc.)

Conjugation[edit]

Present עברית Romanization
Infinitive לֵאֵהוֹב le'ehov
masc. sg. אוֹהֵב ohev
fem. sg אוֹהֵבֵת ohevet
masc. pl. אוֹהַבִים ohavim
fem. pl. אוֹהַבוֹת ohavot
Past עברית Romanization
1st person sg. אַהַבתִי ahavti
2nd person sg. masc. אַהַבת ahavt
2nd person sg. fem. אַהַבתַ ahavta
3rd person sg. masc. אַהַב ahav
3rd person sg. fem. אַהַבַה ahava
1st person pl. אַהַבנוּ ahavnu
2nd person pl. masc. אַהַבתֵם ahavtem
2nd person pl. fem. אַהַבתֵן ahavten
3rd person pl. אַהַבוּ ahavu

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Modern Hebrew, אהב takes a direct object; that is, no preposition is used if the object is indefinite, and the preposition את ‎(et) is used if it is definite. In the Bible, אהב sometimes takes a direct object, and other times takes an object using the preposition ל־ ‎(l'-).

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