Words for “now”

Ali Smith

Senior Member
Urdu - Pakistan
שלום

I know they in biblical Hebrew the only word for “now” is עתה. What about in modern Hebrew? Is there a difference between the following?

עתה
עכשיו
כעת

אני מודה לכם מאוד
 
  • GeriReshef

    Senior Member
    Hebrew
    שלום

    I know they in biblical Hebrew the only word for “now” is עתה. What about in modern Hebrew? Is there a difference between the following?

    עתה
    עכשיו
    כעת

    אני מודה לכם מאוד
    They are synonyms, however in modern spoken language we will use only עכשיו.
     

    Ali Smith

    Senior Member
    Urdu - Pakistan
    Thanks. I believe עכשיו only came into existence in Mishnaic Hebrew, which explains why it is absent from the Bible. I wonder when כעת started being used.
     
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