There’s work experience, and there’s an experience. Hebrew has a unique word for each.
ניסיון Nee-sa-youn means experience in the sense of having undertaken something of having gone through something, such as a job.
בקורות חיים, צריך לציין ניסיון עבודה.
On a resume, one should mention work experience.
ניסיון comes from the active-intensive verb לנסות – to try: ניסיון is the result of something having been tried and tested.
Then there’s חוויה – an experience of the fondly memorable variety.
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