חתיכה - פצצה

Discussion in 'עברית (Hebrew)' started by rolmich, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. rolmich Senior Member

    Tel-Aviv/Israel
    french (France)
    Hi everybody,
    These two words used to describe a beautiful girl seem passé to me.
    Could you give me other words more up to date?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Tararam Senior Member

    Hebrew
    כוסית (a bit frowned upon, but vastly used) it's pronounced Kusit.
    שאפה (Shafa)
    פצצה is still used.

    BTW, it's חתיכה not חתיחה.
     
  3. GeriReshef

    GeriReshef Senior Member

    Israel
    Hebrew
    Tararm: I don't know how old are you, but as far as I know- שאפה is not used today any more.
    My generation used to use it during the 70's when I was a teenager.
     
  4. rolmich Senior Member

    Tel-Aviv/Israel
    french (France)
    As for "כוסית" and as far as I know, it does not adress the way a girl looks<
    What young Israelis would say today?
     
  5. arielipi Senior Member

    Israel
    Hebrew
    כוסית
    is very vulgar, youll get a slap!
    חתיכה
    is ok.
     
  6. Tararam Senior Member

    Hebrew
    haha, I'm 22 and I still hear שאפה...
    כוסית does address the appearance of a girl. It's considered vulgar but it's used a lot along with פצצה.
    In a guys conversation it's acceptable, but I wouldn't recommend saying it to a girl - I'd opt for פצצה in that case.
     
  7. ystab Senior Member

    Hebrew
    If you don't want to be vulgar, you can try מְהַמֶּמֶת (stunning) or הוֹרֶסֶת (devastating, I think less used).
     
  8. rolmich Senior Member

    Tel-Aviv/Israel
    french (France)
    Thank you all.
    ystab, I have heard a real estate agent using הורםת
    to describe the view from a flat he was trying to sell. ;)
     
  9. SugoiNe

    SugoiNe New Member

    Hebrew
    There are another few word that I have sensed to be less used lately, but are still around: "לוהטת" (hot), "מושלמת" (perfect).
    If you want to be more formal or don't want to take a risk with informality, you can use words and expressions like "יפהפיה" (beautiful),"מושכת" (attractive) and "נראית טוב" (good looking), although a little unformal, or simply "יפה" (pretty).
     
  10. rolmich Senior Member

    Tel-Aviv/Israel
    french (France)
    Thanks SugoiNe.
     

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