To behave is לְהִתְנַהֵג (leh-heet-nah-HEG), a reflexive-intensive התפעל verb.
And following the verbal-noun pattern, behavior is הִתְנַהֲגוּת (heet-nah-hah-GOOT).
For example, הַהִתְנַהֲגוּת שֶׁל הַיָּלְדָה הִיא לֹא מְקֻבֶּלֶת – the girl’s behavior is unacceptable – (hah-heet-nah-hah-GOOT shel hah-yahl-DAH hee loh meh-koo-BEH-let).
Some other words of the same root are מִנְהָג – custom or tradition (meen-HAHG),לִנְהוֹג – to drive (leen-HOHG) and לְהַנְהִיג – to lead (leh-hahn-HEEG).
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