זה

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Hebrew[edit]

Adjective[edit]

זֶה (ze) m

  1. (always definite) This.
    איך קוראים לילד הזה?
    eikh korím layéled hazé?
    What's this boy's name? (literally, How [they] call to-the-boy the-this?)

Determiner[edit]

זֶה (ze) m

  1. (archaic or formal) This.
    • Passover Haggadah,
      הָרַחֲמָן הוּא יִשְׁלַח לָנוּ בְּרָכָה מְרֻבָּה בַּבַּיִת הַזֶּה, וְעַל שֻׁלְחָן זֶה שֶׁאָכַלְנוּ עָלָיו.
      harakhaman hu yishlakh lanu b'rakha m'ruba babayit haze, v'al shulkhan ze she'akhalnu alav.
      The Merciful One will send to us a manifold blessing in this house, and on this table upon which we have eaten.

Noun[edit]

זֶה (ze) m

  1. (always definite) This, this one.

Pronoun[edit]

זֶה (ze) m

  1. This, this one.

Usage notes[edit]

  • זה, although translated "this", is often used in circumstances where English speakers would use that. For example, a boy swinging a stick might be told "הזהר עם זה", whereas in English he'd be told "be careful with that".
  • Colloquially, זה is often used instead of הוּא (hu, it).

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