Meaning of bashert in English:


Pronunciation /bəˈʃɛːt/


  • (in Jewish use) a person's soulmate, especially when considered as an ideal or predestined marriage partner.

    ‘come and find your bashert at our Jewish singles events!’
    • ‘she hasn't met her bashert yet’
    • ‘Jack is, Emilia believes, her bashert - a Yiddish term, that means, essentially, her ‘intended’.’
    • ‘It's basically about xx couples or people (now on their own) who found their bashert before/during the war, and managed to find them again later.’
    • ‘I felt a sense of obligation, like maybe I'm denying my bashert.’
    • ‘The notion of searching and finding one's bashert, or soul mate, seems a little less mystical in this cool-eyed context.’
    • ‘Like most Yiddish expressions, bashert is a tough word to translate.’


Yiddish, ‘fate, destiny’.