Early in November (2012), three Syrian tanks entered the demilitarized zone in the Golan heights. This, understandably, got Israel really mad. The area has been demilitarized since 1974.
Israel, who officially sent a complaint to the UN peacekeepers, has felt since late 2011 that Bashar Al-Assad is trying to take the eyes of the world off the revolution which turned into a civil war in Syria, something that the latter of course denies and calls “Zionist claims”
Done with politics and news. Let’s concentrate on the language now.
How to say tank in Hebrew:
Hebrew adopted the English word “tank”, however, when you want to say tanks in plural, it has to follow the Hebrew plural rule, so the plural word would be “tankim”. Here is how the two words are written and pronounced:
Singular. Pronounced “tank”
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Plural. Pronounced “tankim”
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Another popular word in news and on TV would be “anti-tanks”, as in anti-tank missiles or anti-tank mines. This would be in Hebrew “neged tankim”, written and pronounced this way:
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Good luck with your Hebrew learning process, stick around for much more to come.