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אֲנַחְנוּ (anákhnum pl or f pl

  1. We; the subject form of the first-person plural personal pronoun.
    ונהיה אנחנו וצאצאינו וצאצאי עמך בית ישראל כלנו יודעי שמך ולומדי תורתך לשמה.‎‎
    May we, and all our offspring, and all the offspring of your nation the House of Israel, all of us be knowers of your name and learners of your Torah for her name.

Usage notesEdit

  • This term does not change form to reflect gender; any adjective or present-tense verb will agree with the implicit gender of its referents (masculine for a group of men or for a mixed group of men and women, feminine for a group of women).
  • In formal, archaic, and poetic speech and writing, the synonymous form אנו(ánu, we) is often found instead.
  • This word is somewhat less common than its English counterpart, since in Hebrew the subject pronouns are typically omitted in the past and future tenses.


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