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Revival of a "Dead" Language
Modern Hebrew has evolved from the language of the Old Testament, which became extinct 1800 years ago. It survived in literature, liturgy, and science and was spoken among Jewish communities. The influx of Jewish immigrants to the area today brought about more concrete plans to revive the old Hebrew language. In fact, Hebrew became again the mother tongue of millions of Jews. The first president of Israel gave a very clear and concise explanation of the similarity between today's Hebrew and the ancient language with the following sentence: "If Moses were to come back today and beg for a piece of bread, people would understand him." As part of the planned revival, numerous words were newly formed or translated form other languages and borrowed. Like many other languages, however, Hebrew is subject to the increasing influence of the English language. State authorities make desperate efforts to counter this influence. Thus for example the University of Jerusalem publishes lists of alternative Hebrew expressions.
English as a "Fast-Track Official Language"
Despite all efforts, only half of the adult Israelis speak Hebrew. Due to immigration from all over the world, English has a very important position in the country's everyday life. Bilingual signs are more often posted in Hebrew and English than in Hebrew and Arabic. Additionally, as a small country, Israel depends heavily on trade and economic cooperation with other countries. The United Kingdom and the United States, two Anglo-Saxon countries, are among its most important partners. And as a country at the forefront of science and technology internationally, Israel relies on the English language proficiency of its population. There is a high degree of international cooperation, especially amongst the younger and highly dynamic start-up scene around Tel Aviv. Thus, a market for qualified translators between English and Hebrew is also present in all of these areas. Finally, documents which depend on precise wording should always be translated by specialists in order to avoid potentially costly mistakes. Fasttranslatoris a company that has such specialists. If you need qualified translators of any kind of text, you can count on us, even for the language combination English - Hebrew. Just contact us and we will promptly send you a price quote!
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