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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 42
Posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 881 times:

I've often wondered about the Israeli Flag Carrier El Al.

How is that pronounced?

Is it as in letters "Eee Ell A Ell"

Or is it as a word "elal"?

And what do the letters stand for?

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User currently offlineTWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 853 times:

EL AL is roughly translated as "to the skies" in Hebrew, Israel's language.

It is pronounced as follows (two words) "ehl" "al" soft e and soft a and "al" as in the nickname for "albert"

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User currently offlineElal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 836 times:

actually it means Above and Beyond.

User currently offlineLY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 836 times:

Above and Beyond is translated. The direct translation:

El = To
Al = Above.

The "El" is like in Spanish!
The "Al"... Ahl.
If it helps, say El-Al

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