קרא

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Aramaic[edit]

Verb[edit]

קרא (q'rā)

  1. to call
  2. to read

Hebrew[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
ק־ר־א

Verb[edit]

קָרָא (qaráʾ) (pa'al construction, infinitive לקרוא \ לִקְרֹא‎, future יִקְרָא‎, passive counterpart נִקְרָא‎)

  1. to read
    אני לא צריך חברים שלא קוראים ספרים.‎‎
    aní lo tsaríkh khaverím sheló kor'ím sfarím.
    I don't need friends who don't read books.
  2. to call
    איך קוראים לך?‎‎
    éykh kor'ím l'khá?
    What is your name? [literally How do they call you?]
    אבא שלי קורא לי כל פעם שיש בעיות עם המחשב שלו.‎‎
    ába shelí koré li kol pá'am she yesh b'ayót im ha-machshév sheló.
    My father calls me [to come] every time there are problems with his computer.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

קָרָא (kará) (pa'al construction)

  1. Obsolete spelling of קָרָה