Hebrew Vocab – The planets

While following the live stream of Beresheet’s landing, my thoughts were twofolds:

  1. Holy bleep I understand what they’re saying (as a oleh khadash, a new immigrant, it’s always an achievement)
  2. I don’t understand any of the technical words

I can’t be the only one, so here is a serie of article of vocabulary related to space. First part: the planets and other celestial bodies.

Sun : שֶׁמשׁ, חמָּה (shemesh, or khamah)
Moon: יָרֵחַ, לְבָנָה (yareakh, or levanah)

Planet: כּוֹכָב לכַּת (kokhav leket)
Mercury: כוכב חמה (kokhav khama)
Venus: נוֹגַה (nogah)
Earth: כדור הארץ (kadour haaretz)
Mars: מַאֲדִים (ma’adim)
Jupiter: צָדַק (tzadak)
Saturn: שַׁבְּתָאִי (shabtai)
Uranus: אוֹרוֹן (oron)
Neptun: רַהַב (rahav)

Pluto: פּלוּטוֹ (plouto)

Asteroid: אסטרואיד (asteroid)
 Asteroid belt: חגורת האסטרואידים (khougat asteroidim)
Comet: כּוֹכָב שָׁבִיט (kokhav shavit)
Constellation: קבוצת כוכבים (kvoutzat kokhavim)
Meteor: מֶטֶאוֹר (meteor)
Milky Way: שְׁבִיל הֶחָלָב (shvil hekhalav)
Shooting Star: כּוֹכָב נוֹפֵל (kokhav nofel)
Star: כּוֹכָב (kokhav)
 Star Wars: מלחמת הכוכבים (milkhamat hakokhavim)

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