- write, verb כ .ת .ב
kaf = handcuffs, because kaf sounds like "cuff"
tav = turtle, because the block ת looks like a turtle...see his little head sticking out?
vet = veterinarian, because ב, letter vet
The spelling varies, of course, with the form that the verb is in. 3PMS kah-TAHV is the dictionary form.
- Here is my mnemonic for this word: Kah-tahv sounds like: “cat of” , so: The cat of (kah-tahv) the veterinarian (vet) is writing while handcuffed (kaf) to the turtle (tav). Since when do cats write? Who handcuffed the cat to the turtle to begin with? Was it the veterinarian? If so, why? And if cats write, what would they write? To whom? Would they write: "Help! The vet handcuffed me to the turtle!" This one brings up too many questions...
- Remember to Make Hebrew Fun!!!! Keren
I am a Mom and Grandma who began studying Hebrew to assist my understanding of the Hebrew praise songs I was singing for our Messianic Jewish Synagogue praise team way back in 2001. A home educator at the time, this quickly led to learning Hebrew in order to teach my children.