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Hebrew does not borrow from arabic

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Submitted by Speaker of Hebrew (Israel), Mar 20, 2007 at 03:55

Though many swear words in hebrew come from arabic, words developed to describe the modern world mostly come originate from adaptations of ancient hebrew, aramaic, and occasionally from Western languages (primarily english and french). Modern slang comes slightly from Arabic, but almost entirely ftrom English

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