How do we use it in this day and age and how do we differentiate between a platonic friend and a serious partner? Ben ha-zoog, Ha-ben zoog — The partner m. This episode is all about the nuances of an interesting word for all these contexts. Yona Atari — Wikipedia Heb. Ili Gorlitski Wikpedia Heb. StreetWise Hebrew gets scientific: Meant for listeners who want to develop their advanced language skills, these episodes are entirely in Hebrew.
Have a listen and let us know what you think. Should we keep it going? Four years ago, we aired our first show, and this month, in August , we are celebrating more than 1. So you went to buy clothes in a Tel Avivi shop. Yesh et ze be-mida yoter gdola?
It's so hot in Tel Aviv, you cannot believe it. But if you want to say, "I am hot", don't translate directly from English to Hebrew. Listen to this episode first. You'll understand in a minute. A teenager in central Tel Aviv said something to his friend on the phone that made Guy think: How do we say 'whiner' and 'to whine' in Hebrew?
Today's episode is about the word 'bachyan' and its variations. How do you tell someone not to do something in Hebrew? How do we give it a boost to emphasize what we really mean?
We can also say 'nehmad,' but in fact mean the opposite! And what do we say about a waiter who is 'too nice'? Guy gives us the nuances of 'nehmad' in this week's episode. Ach be-kupat holim nisa lehathil iti o she-hu stam haya nehmad? Eich ladaat im hu stam nehmad o ba-keta? Rak le-dodim ule-dodot — To whom were we nice kids? Hamuda — Sweetie f.
The word 'lidfok' in Hebrew is to knock or hit. As you might imagine, it means some more explicit things too. This episode is not child friendly!
Guy nearly gets lost in the possibilities, and he even finds a Yiddish connection. But don't take his word for it! We always talk about what's around the corner or why it's a bad idea to cut them, but never the corner itself. So on this episode, Guy gives corners, 'pinot' in Hebrew, the attention they deserve!
So you're shopping around for a short-sleeved shirt, and stop for an espresso. Or the boss says don't take shortcuts, but a friend's constant adventures stresses you out so much it practically shortens your life! Ken, katsar aval — Do you f.
The melodies of a language, Guy says, are equally as important. Think you already know Hebrew inside out? Someone cut you in the line at a Tel Avivi market, just stepped right in front. What do you say to put them back in their place?
That is, back behind you in the queue. Some say kissing is a universal language. But what about giving passionate French smooches or just a peck in Hebrew? Guy divulges the details. Let's face it; you don't want to watch that movie your friends are going to see.
Slicha, aval pahot mat'im li karega — Sorry, it's less convenient for me right now. Pahot — Do you feel like watching a movie? Pahot hitchabarti — How was the movie? Why did the video become so viral?
What exactly is the funny ending 'habai-ta,' if the word 'bayit' means home? Host Guy Sharett has returned home! Listen to the most educational snippets of that chat guided by our studio manager Itai. The root of the word can be expressed in a plethora of ways, so host Guy Sharett teaches us how.
Nasu be'atsmechem — If you guys don't believe it, try it yourselves. Lo, asuk — Wanna meet now spontaneously? No, I am busy.
So you're in Israel. How do you tell someone to "wait a minute" or "hold on a second? We use it to talk about the rain, internet downloads, mocking our friends, taking shots of alcohol, and more raunchy terms you should definitely know - which is why this episode isn't suitable for younger listeners.
Make sure you listen well! The episode is short and sweet. So you just saw the coolest concert, and then your friend made you the best soup you've ever tasted.
Sometimes you just need to tell the world. But how do you do it in Hebrew? Zehu — May I have a bit more? Eifo ani yachol limtso Kama ya'ale li — How much will it cost me…? Efshar be-tashlumim — Can I pay in installments? How do we use it, and what happens when we add it to mashehu, "something," or mishehu, "someone"? On this week's episode, Guy teaches the words you need to know when surfing the web. Any guesses of how to say "to google" in Hebrew?
I will become a fluent Hebrew speaker. But how do we say 'become' in Hebrew? Arabic — What's happened? Arabic — What's happened with you? They get juicy - want a bite? Efshar lishol ma ata ose kan? Exclusive Content for Patrons Does your Hebrew improve after a couple "lechayims"? Exclusive Content for Patrons. It's how journalists receive the latest news updates, it's how sports teams arrange lifts for upcoming matches, it's how school parents communicate about homework, and, of course, it's how friends plan their weekend get-together.
Today host Guy Sharett answers all these questions and more, with tips, tongue-twisters and a touch of socio-linguistics! Hamudim — C ute pl. One of the first words Israeli children learn is "kacha" - "like this" - especially when they keep asking "lama? You may even have been told "kacha" by your Hebrew teacher when you asked too many grammar questions. Today host Guy Sharett answers all your questions about "kacha," and gives some examples of how it pops up in Israeli slang.
But it can also mean "he claimed" or "complained. We cover everything from basketball, to math, beer and music, plus we even get to hear some iconic Israeli poetry. How do you deal with these people? What should you say to them in Hebrew? Efshar lachshov mi at — One might think you were someone lit.
What an exaggeration, who do you think you are? Today we're getting negative. Double negative, in fact. So, unlike in English, we use two negation words. Oh, and while we're learning, we also get to listen to some beautiful French and Brazilian songs. What did you gain from it? How much was it in the end? In this, "Part 3" of the chat, we hear different ways to say how tired we are in Hebrew, and our Patrons tell us how difficult they think Hebrew is to learn compared to other languages.
Part 1; Part 2. In this, "Part 2" of the chat, we hear some small anecdotes from our patrons' daily lives, including start-up secrets and server mishaps, and Guy explains some grammatical points as we go along. Over the next three weeks we'll be airing pieces of the Skype chat host Guy Sharett had with some of our Patrons in March. In this, part 1 of the chat, we meet the Patrons and hear about some of their experiences visiting Tel Aviv and trying to use their Hebrew.
In a country where everybody tells you what to do, how to do it, and when, it's only natural the word "adif" - "it's preferable" - would be a word you hear every day. Host Guy Sharett explains how we use "keta" to say that we're not into something, or to tell our friend how un funny they're being. Get ready for a feel-good episode! Today's episode teaches you how to do something very useful on the Israeli streets - to stop someone who's talking at you and tell them "listen!
Today's episode is all about "mazal tov. And what do you say when you're not sure if it's a boy or a girl, in a gender-based language like Hebrew? Host Guy Sharett has all the answers. One of the first things we learn to say in a foreign language is "how much does it cost?
We have to know how to "charge" as well. Kama ze ole lanu? Asking for the bill is one of the most important things to learn in any language. But "heshbon," in Hebrew, is about much more than just settling the account. On this episode, host Guy Sharett explains how Israelis do self-reflection, how they break even Are you playing by the "klalim"? Host Guy Sharett takes us through all the rules, regulations, generalizations, and exceptions. In Hebrew we like to set meetings, rendezvous, appointments.
Eich kov'im ma yihye godel taktsiv ha-medina? Haiyten — You were pl. The root "nun-pei-lamed" is all about falling - "lipol" means "to fall. If you want to listen to part 2, or even take part in the next live chat, head over to our Patreon page. From family members to boxing matches to intestines. The word "miss" has many meanings in English: You can miss a bus, a lesson, miss someone, miss the point, and much more.
Hebrew does not use one verb for all of the above, and some acrobatics is needed. Host Guy Sharett explains. You probably know that ochel kasher is "kosher food. And what does the verb lehakhshir mean, and how is it all related to talent? Host Guy Sharett explains all. And how is the first name Raphael related? In this episode Guy Sharett explains all things medical. How would I know? Sometimes we're just "in basa" - in a state of annoyance, not really angry, but just bummed.
From telling the time, to sports, to fashion, "hetsi" gets everywhere. But when do we say "hetsi" and when "hatsi"? Listen to find out. The Middle East is a place where people swear "on the honor of their mom" without thinking too much. Even advanced learners have difficulties with the pagash-nifgash verb forms, both meaning 'he met. The word for "support" - "tmicha" - is vastly used in Hebrew, mainly in the context of tech support. The verb is "litmoch.
The word "dkira" - "stabbing" - is unfortunately becoming the soundtrack to our lives here in Israel at the moment. We promise a special sanity episode once things get back to normal. How do we sleep in Hebrew? TV2 shnatz Shnat Tsohorayim Clip: This is a good opportunity to learn how to thank someone profusely and cynically in Hebrew. Hebrew has this interesting structure: Verb "haya" past tense of "to be" plus a conjugated verb in the present, like "hayiti holech.
He's made aliyah since then. How are you supposed to know which one it is? At yechola laazor li bevakasha? It was really fun. Like many kids, they suffer there because they want to fit in in the new country and because often the teachers are not really enthusiastic about teaching language, and in the case of Hebrew, there are rabbis at Talmud Torah schools in New York who teach Hebrew with a Yiddish accent and not contemporary Israeli slang like we learn here.
TV1 Police Chief report Ma kara, ma kara? Az ma od kore itach — So what else is happening with you? TLV1 Radio, the home of our podcast, has a few more shows for you to check out. They all focus on Israel in one way or another.
You can find the podcast at tlv1. How come some mistakes in a foreign language sound worse than others? How do we ask for more milk, for an encore or for another goal in a football game? Host Guy Sharett shares his top 10 tips on how to rejuvenate your linguistic inner self: Find stuff you love and read about it in Hebrew.
Israeli National Radio in 14 languages 4. Saying new words out loud. Talk to the Google Translate App. Tandem with a Hebrew speaker. Magazines, children books, newspaper, websites, inflight magazines. Playlist and clips used: All Chakras - Meditation, Balancing and Tuning How do we give in Hebrew? And what is 'latet barosh' - 'to give in the head'? Slicha, mi natan lachem lehikanes le-po? Excuse me, who let you in here? What about just "pit'om" by itself? StreetWise Hebrew gets geeky!
Making your Hebrew sound truly conversational is an important but tricky skill. How do you start a new topic, for instance? How do you urge someone to get to the point? What sounds do you make when you nod attentively? And how do you show shock, excitement, or enthusiasm? Ma od bikasht —?
Az ma od —? Az ma od kore itach —? Ma im ha-tiyul —? Tagidi, ma chutz mize —? Yad means hand, but also so much more. Lior Peleg, our beloved editor and technical producer, is leaving us. The Greek philosopher Plato taught us that knowledge is recollection. Well, if that's the case, you'll come out of today's episode pretty smart! And what does a secretary have to do with it? Host Guy Sharett helps us to remember. Lots of Hebrew learners find it hard to discern between 'speak,' 'talk,' and 'tell' when they talk with their Israeli friends, colleagues, classmates, and flatmates.
It means situation, state, or condition, but it can be used in lots of different idioms: Guy Sharett explains all. Need, necessity, consumption, consumer, and much more. Guy also tells us about a new word he found in the dictionary - kids, don't try this at home! This week, we dedicate our show to Paris and France, as a tribute to our Parisians friends who are going through a difficult phase.
A tout de suite! Everyone in Israel is talking about March Any idea what's happening on that date? There is one thing we Israelis dread above all: Being a 'fraier' - a 'sucker. Guy Sharett tells us more Davka shachor, mi-kol hatsvaim? We take the initials and between the last two letters we add inverted commas two apostrophes to show that it's an acronym rather than an ordinary word. Chayim, life, is a word that has a huge career in Hebrew, in Israeli slang and even across oceans and seas.
What happened to it in the shteytels of Eastern Europe and when it came back here, to new Israeli slang, and how do we use it to beg someone to change TV channel? The word met means dying and the word lamoot means to die, but today, Guy Sharett teaches us how we use these words as cool and happy Hebrew slang terms. As usual, prepositions must rear their ugly head. The word 'stam' can mean many things in Hebrew: Listen to anyone talking on their phone on an Israeli bus and the chances are you'll hear them utter the word 'nachon' 'right' every few seconds.
If you want to sound like an Israeli you can't just say the right words, you also have to sing them in the right tune. Guy Sharett teaches us how to sing the Hebrew 'goodbye' song. Today Guy teaches us 11 ways, no less, of asking someone how they're doing. How do they convey their feelings in characters? And, most importantly, which Hebrew word is used by Israelis to text their ex-partners at 3am? Guy Sharett takes us through the root of the word erev 'evening' , and explains what it's got to do with 'the West.
Plus, for those also interested in Arabic, Guy introduces us to some Arabic vocabulary from the same root as erev. Yaffe means 'beautiful,' but the noun yofi - 'beauty' - is used in Modern Hebrew to mean 'Great! This week Guy does something a little bit different. He's joined in the studio by Grego Villalobos, an interpreter for the European Institutions in Brussels, originally from Peru. He also happens to be learning Hebrew, so he's an avid Streetwise Hebrew listener.
This was a great opportunity for Guy to engage with a listener; to find out how Grego uses the podcast, what he finds most difficult about Hebrew, and to allow Grego to ask him questions. Grego also gives us a demonstration of simulta neous interpretation: Guy speaks in English while Grego translates into Spanish. Marina Maximilian Blumin - Ani Holechet Everyone's talking about the hafsakat-esh, or 'ceasefire.
In Hebrew, it's worth getting to know the whole family of a root, not just isolated words in a long list. But there are other words, all derived from the root sh. Mamad is a protected room we Israelis got intimately familiar with during the operation in Gaza. What does it stand for? What do they call it in the safety instructions in Amharic and Russian?
So how do we say them in Hebrew? And we take you through them all How do we use this verb? Oh, and who is the most famous 'Varda' in Israel?
One of the most used words in Israeli slang is actually from Arabic. Yalla is used to encourage someone to do something, but with the right intonation you can deliver an array of different notions. Gadol, 'big,' and its root, g. For the Israeli Independence Day we talk today about ksharim, connections.
Words and expressions used: Israelis are obsessed with their head, rosh, in Hebrew. There are so many words and expressions with rosh, and today we talk about a few of them. Coffee culture is everywhere in Israel. How do you ask for a cappuccino to go, the Tel-Avivi way?
A short Hebrew manual for all you coffeeholics. Like Streetwise Hebrew on Facebook and on Instagram. Do you want Guy to talk about a pressing Hebrew issue? What do we mean by this expression and how do you use it? You can find him atStreetWiseHebrew. And what do you say when you crash on a Tel Avivi couch?
You can find him athttp: Elohim means God in Hebrew. Why does it have a plural suffix at the end? Is it really plural in Modern Hebrew?
How do we use elohim in Israeli slang, and what did we borrow from Arabic? Ayin means eye in Hebrew. How do we say 'eyes'? What happens in Arabic? What do you call the evil eye? Gazoz - Cafe Ba-tahtit lyrics. Guy walks you through parts of the song's Hebrew lyrics and reviews some of Israel's past Eurovision winners.
Netta - Toy lyrics. Ilanit - Ei Sham lyrics. Yizhar Cohen - Abanibi lyrics. Gali Atari - Halleluya lyrics. Dana International - Diva lyrics. Netta - Toy final. Click here to refresh the feed. What's the Hebrew language connection between the following: Guy explains it all on today's episode. Kabab Meforak - Chef Assaf Granit. Asaf Erlich - Emtsa Ha-haim lyrics. Dudu Aharon - Kshe-elech lyrics.
Can women say it? Click here for the all-Hebrew version of this episode. Words and expressions discussed: Next to you is someone talking on their cellphone much too loud.
Slicha, efshar tipa yoter be-sheket? Hava Alberstein — Perach Ha-lilach lyrics. Koki Livne — Sheket lyrics. Shai Yom-Tov — At Hoferet. Matsav Ha-uma — Shtok, stom. This episode is about the root. Why is this root used in the word for snacks? Because they're something you can grab and eat on the go.
Now grab a seat and enjoy another deliciously appetising episode of Streetwise Hebrew. Arik Einstein — Mekofef Ha-bananot lyrics. Haperim at TLV airport. Looking for the full Hebrew version of this episode? You'll find it on Patreon at patreon. At yechola lehaber oti le-mishehu be-X? The four tribes of Israeli Society. Meser is defined as message or theme, as in the meser of a story, or the main idea behind the text. But it also relates to text messages and to tradition. Guy explains this and more on today's episode.
Tsarich limsor et ha-bakasha - One needs to physically hand over the application. Efshar limsor la vaksha she-Guy hitkasher? The words daluk, nidlak, and lehadlik are all related to turning on electric devices. Patrons can find the all-Hebrew version of this episode on http: Lahakat Ha-nahal - Shalva lyrics. Gidi Gov - Shetach Ha-hefker lyrics. Lidor Yosefi - Daluk Alayich Esh lyrics.