View Full Version : Useful saying I learned about an half-hour ago

01-29-2006, 01:20 PM
I had my eyesight checked a little while ago and experienced the kind of thing that happens in Israel sometimes that makes me glad to live here. Speaking only Hebrew, the manager of the clinic asked me what I do for a living, etc. and when I told her that I'm still looking for a job in my field she wished me luck. She also asked me if I preferred a single payment or installments. I sighed and said in installments. How many? The maximum. BTW, I never used to pay in installments before. I then said that I hated being poor. She then taught me this saying:

מי זה עשיר? למי יש עיניים, שניים, ידיים, ורגליים



I know most of you guys can't read Hebrew so here's a translation and transliteration of some of the main parts. "Who is rich? The one who has eyes, teeth, arms, and legs." The interesting thing is that the word rich "ashir" is composed of the first four letters of each of these body parts, "ainayim, shinayim, yadayim, v'raglayim."

01-29-2006, 02:46 PM
Who has wealth?

A body With Eyes, Arms, Legs, Teeth and Health.