Why Do Israelis Have So Many Words for "Wear," and Which One Applies to Wearing One's Coronavirus Face Mask? https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/history-ideas/2020/07/why-do-israelis-have-so-many-words-for-wear-and-which-one-applies-to-wearing-ones-coronavirus-face-mask/

In English, one “wears” just about everything, from clothes to hats to perfume. In Hebrew, there’s a different verb for each of these items and more.

July 8, 2020 | Philologos
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