This entry is for Jeremy H. and for Savta.
It’s flu season in Israel, and the hospitals have been overfull recently with flu patients.
החלמהcomes from the active-causative הִפְעִיל verb, לְהַחְלִים – to recover.
מהירה is the feminine form of the adjective, מָהִיר – quick, speedy, fast. We use מהירה and מהיר, as opposed to מְהֵרָה and מַהֵר, because we’re calling the recovery quick – whereas מהרה and מהר mean quickly, speedily,and fast as an adverb.
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About the Author: Ami Steinberger is founder and director of Ulpan La-Inyan.The author's opinion does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Jewish Press.
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