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By Jeff A. Benner

If you can read Hebrew, you can probably sound out the word פִּיצָה and now exactly what it is. Here is a hint; it is a very popular food in America. PiY-TSaH = Pizza! Modern Hebrew uses a lot of loan words from other languages. Here are a couple of others that you may recognize. See if you can figure them out.

  1. קָפֶה
  2. שׁוֹקוֹלָד
  3. סוּפֶּרְמַרְקֶט
  4. טֶלֶפוֹן
  5. אוּנִיבֶרְסִיטָה
  6. וִידֵאוֹ
  7. אָבוֹקָדוֹ
  8. בָּנָנָה

Answers posted below

1. Kapheh/Coffee 2. Shoqolat/Chocolate 3. Supermarqet/Supermarket 4. Telephon/Telephone 5. Universiytah/University 6. Viydeyo/Video 7. Avoqado/Avocado 8. Banana/Banana

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