Any learner of modern Hebrew will quickly come to realize that Modern Hebrew (Ivrit) is bursting forth at the seams with קיצורים.
Kitzurim are abbreviations for longer words and are sometimes read out (as is) and sometimes only used in literary contexts. Israelis have an enormous propensity for creating them!
Thankfully, there’s a very useful website, kizur.co.il, which you can use to both find what unfamiliar kizurim stand for and go from full words to kitzurim.
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Daniel Rosehill is a technology writer and marketing communications (MarCom) professional based in Jerusalem. Originally from Cork, in Ireland, Daniel’s diverse set of interests include Linux and open source technology; backups and disaster recovery (and naturally, digital prepping); and language-learning and travelling.