Al Hapanim - עַל הַפָּנִים

Updated: Jan 13

Pronunciation: Al ha·pa·nim

Literal translation: On the face



One of those Hebrew phrases that you might hear Israelis try to say in English and it just doesn't work.

If someone tells you that they're feeling al ha'panim, it means that they're either not feeling good or that they're in a bad state. It doesn't mean they're literally on their face. Usually.

 

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