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As seen in the streets of Tel Aviv. Credit: Zipa Kempinsky.
LifestyleStreetWise Hebrew

Listen up! Today’s episode teaches you how to do something very useful on the Israeli streets.

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"Mazal tov" by Zipa Kempinsky.
LifestyleStreetWise Hebrew

Today’s episode is all about “mazal tov” – how do we congratulate our friends and family in Hebrew?

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"How much for a guitar lesson?" Credit: Zipa Kempinsky.
LifestyleStreetWise Hebrew

One of the first things we learn to say in a foreign language is “how much does it cost?” But what about “owing,” “charging,” and the rest of it?

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"Please keep your imagination."
LifestyleStreetWise Hebrew

The Hebrew verb “domé” means “resemble,” but its relatives branch out to mean so much more.

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Photo by Zipa Kempinsky.
LifestyleStreetWise Hebrew

Asking for the bill is one of the most important things to learn in any language. But “heshbon” is about much more than just settling the account.

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"Rifle shooting jelly bullets which expand in water (including 1000 bullets)." Photo by Zipa Kempinsky.
LifestyleStreetWise Hebrew

Are you playing by the “klalim”? A “klal” is a rule or regulation, and there are plenty of them in Hebrew!

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Kibu'a – Splinting – קיבוע. Photo courtesy of: http://www.healthandcare.co.uk
LifestyleStreetWise Hebrew

In Hebrew we like to set meetings, rendezvous, and appointments too.

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Hakol Beseder. Credit: Zipa Kempinsky
LifestyleStreetWise Hebrew

We have already spoken about what you say in a restaurant or at a café, but what would a waiter say to you?

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"Free means completely alone?"
LifestyleStreetWise Hebrew

“Ligmor” means to finish, but also to reach orgasm. So this episode might not be for everybody!

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What's "hish'arti"? Credit: Zipa Kempinsky
LifestyleStreetWise Hebrew

“She’ar” – “the rest,” is our week’s theme. From the same root we have “lehash’ir” – “to leave,” and “lehisha’er” – “to stay.”

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