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Simha (שמחה) in Hebrew is happiness or joy, but it can also mean a happy event. How would you say “to make someone happy” in Hebrew? Guy explains all things שמח on this extra joyful episode.

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New Words and Expressions:

Simha - Happiness - שמחה

Eize yom sameach li hayom - What a happy day I am having today - איזה יום שמח לי היום

Esther Roth-Shachamorov

Ani smeha she-ha-heseg ha-ze naasa mul einay - I am happy that this achievement was made before my eyes - אני שמחה שההישג הזה נעשה מול עיניי

Sameach, smecha, smechim, smechot - Happy (adj. m., f., pl. m., pl. f.) - שמח, שמחה, שמחים, שמחות

Yeladim ze simha - Children are happiness - ילדים זה שמחה

Hi smeha - She is happy - היא שמחה

Simha - Happy event - שמחה

Yesh li simha ha-erev - I have an event tonight - יש לי שמחה הערב

Yesh li eru’a - I have an event - יש לי אירוע

Simha-Smahot - Joy, joys - שמחה, שמחות

Smachot ktanot - Small joys - שמחות קטנות

Ha-banot smechot - The girls are happy - הבנות שמחות

Of simhes (Yiddish) - May we meet in happy events - אוף שימחעס

Bi-smachot - May we meet in happy events - בשמחות

Lismoach - To be happy - לשמוח

Samachti - I was happy - שמחתי

Samachti al mishehu - I counted on someone - סמכתי על מישהו

Ma-ze samachti - I was extremely happy, overjoyed - מה-זה שמחתי

Mamash toda, ma-ze samachti - Thanks so much, I was overjoyed - ממש תודה, מה-זה שמחתי

Lesame’ach - To make someone happy - לשמח

Lesameach mishehu im mashehu - To make someone happy with something - לשמח מישהו עם משהו

Lesame’ach et ben ha-zug o et bat ha-zug im prahim - To make the partner happy with flowers - לשמח את בן הזוג או בת הזוג עם פרחים

Bsora mesamahat - Happy news - בשורה משמחת

Ta’ase mashehu she-mesame’ach oti - Do something that would cheer me up - תעשה משהו שישמח אותי

Ata yachol liknot li iphone-7? - Could you buy me iphone seven? - אתה יכול לקנות לי אייפון-7?

Simhat zkenti - I don’t care - שמחת זקנתי


Playlist and Clips:

Shula Hen - Eize Yom Sameach (lyrics)

Esther Roth-Shachamorov (Kan TV)

Ha-breira Ha-tiv’it – Yeladim Ze Simha (lyrics)

Ilanit - Shir shel Yom Hulin (lyrics)

Kobi Peretz & Of-Simhes - Israel (lyrics)

Daklon - Samahti

Tsafuf - Mashehu mesame’ach

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