כמעט

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See also: כּמעט

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From כְּ־(k'-, like, as) + מְעַט(m'át, few, little).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

כִּמְעַט ‎(kim'át)

  1. almost
    • 2009, “שיר הנוצות(shir hanotsót, song of the feathers)”, performed by Rona Kenan:
      אורות ערפל בלילה ארוך שכמעט ונגמר באסון.
      orot arafel b'layla arokh shekim'at v'nigmar b'ason
      Foggy lights in a long night that almost ended up in a tragedy.
    • 2014 May 19, “כמעט שהתרגלתי(kim'at shehitragalti, [It's] almost that I've got used to [it])”, performed by Rotem Cohen:
      כמעט שהתרגלתי לעשות את הדברים בזמן שלי, ורק אם בא לי.
      kim'at shehitragalti la'asot et had'varim bazman sheli v'rak im ba li
      [It's] almost that I've got used to doing the things in my time, and only if I feel like it.