Gratitude

chessed

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English (USA) / German
Shalom! I am wanting to translate from E>Hebrew a Rumi quote which includes the word "gratitude"--but am confused which suggested translation would be the correct one:
1 hakarat ha'tov
2 hakarat todah
3 hoda'ah (instinctively, this would be my choice although I can't explain why)

Here's the quote: "Gratitude is the wine for the soul."
Here's my translation: ״ההודאה היא היין לנשמה.״

Thanks!
 
  • GeriReshef

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    Hebrew
    I would prefer "hakarat toda". It sounds a little bit literary, but there is no coloquial synonym.
    "hakarat hatov" which Drink suggests has a religious context, so you may use it if you feel gratitude to the God for all the good things in your life.. :)

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